Ben Okri is a writer who cannot be categorised. His books are richly varied. He has written significantly in every genre and form of literature.
No two of his books are the same, though they explore themes of reality, unreality, society, storytelling, freedom, magic, consciousness, history, politics, justice, and the intensely poetic. He is known for his magical and innovative writing and the ambiguous clarity of his style. He is often referred to as a postmodern writer.