Ink Tales: Bedtime Stories for the End of the World: Six traditional tales retold by six ground-breaking poets

Unabridged Audiobook

Date: November 2020

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Ink Tales reinvigorates fairy tales and myths from around the world, breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes throughout. Illustrated by Inkquisitive (Amandeep Singh) in his vibrant signature Indian inks, each story is accessible and visually inspiring.

Travel across oceans and discover the vengeful wrath of a River God in Kayo Chingonyi's West African tale. Soar too close to the sun with Inua Ellam's timely story of a young refugee girl. Fly to a mysterious castle inhabited by a cursed prince with Helen Mort's retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Uncover the truth of #Bluebeard with Joelle Taylor's modernised fairy tale. Look to the constellations with Will Harris' futuristic Greek tragedy, and never, ever answer to your name in Malika Booker's Trinidadian recreation of the Dwen.

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World is produced in partnership with the ground-breaking poetry podcast of the same name. The six featured poets draw on their own experience, adding a new dimension to an existing tale. 'Bedtime Stories for the End of the World' is a spoken word and poetry podcast about the power of myth and the politics of storytelling. The podcast asks some of the UK's top poets to re-imagine their favourite myths, fairy tales and legends - the stories they want to keep and protect for the future. It also involves an annual live event, creating a tangible and accessible experience for existing and new audiences.

Reimagined tales include Icarus, the legend of the Zambezi River God, East of the Sun West of the Moon, Bluebeard, Philoctetes and the Trinidadian folklore figure 'douen'.

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Ink Tales: Bedtime Stories for the End of the World: Six traditional tales retold by six ground-breaking poets

by Kayo Chingonyi, Malika Booker, Will Harris, Joelle Taylor, Helen Mort, Inua Ellams

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Ink Tales: Bedtime Stories for the End of the World: Six traditional tales retold by six ground-breaking poets, Kayo Chingonyi, Malika Booker, Will Harris, Joelle Taylor, Helen Mort, Inua Ellams
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