Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London, a son cooks a pot of stew for his mother hoping to uncover hidden stories and unanswered questions.
‘Home is no stranger, you are an African man and you have responsibilities as the eldest grandchild.’
Yomi Sode’s sell-out show tackles immigration, identity and displacement. COAT is a humorous and moving response to the mistakes made by elders that leave the next generation uncertain of what is expected of them.
Audiences are encouraged to come to the show in their finest traditional attire.
More about the artist
Yomi Sode is a Nigerian British writer, performer and facilitator. Shortlisted for the Jerwood Compton 2017 Poetry Fellowship, he has read poems at Lagos International Poetry Festival, Afrika Fest with Speaking Volumes in Finland and at the New York Public Library with the British Council.
His writing has been published in Rialto Magazine, Bare lit Anthology, 10: Poets of the New Generation Anthology and Tales of Two Londons Anthology.