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Ben Okri’s collaboration with painter Rosemary Clunie opens at The Royal Overseas League
Event Date: Tuesday 5 February – Sunday 14 April 2019, 10am – 6pm daily
What happens when text and image dance with one another? What happens when text and image awaken different parts of the brain and heart at the same time? Do we then have a new synthesis, a new art? Or do we have a primal battle?
Ben Okri at the Adelaide Writers Week
Event Date: Thursday 28 February 2019
Man Booker Prize winner Ben Okri is renowned for writing that is both poetic and profound. He speaks of storytelling as a transformative act of great mystery and inspiration, of stories possessing a rare power. Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. Okri challenges us as readers to imagine and…
An Evening with Ben Okri at the Perth Literary Festival
Event Date: 23 February 2019
Booker Prize-winning Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri is one of the most significant literary voices of our time, his writing imbued with a distinctive magical realism. Join him as he talks about life, art, politics and his new novel The Freedom Artist. With Sisonke Msimang.
Ben Okri’s adaptation of Camus’s The Outsider opens at The Print Room, London
Event Date: 14 September – 20 October 2018
Albert Camus’ classic existentialist masterpiece, adapted by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.Camus’ sparse parable about the human condition is one of the great stories of the 20th Century, presented at the Coronet in its first major UK production.
Jeremy Corbyn and Ben Okri: In Conversation
Event Date: 3 Aug 2016
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined author Ben Okri on the Royal Festival Hall stage. The day Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party in a landslide victory, he spoke of some of the people who have inspired him on his extraordinary journey. He said ‘The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love.’
Ben Okri – Malcolm X Event – Oxford Union
Event Date: 1 May 2015
Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian poet and novelist. Okri is considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions and has been compared favourably to authors such as Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with…
Ben Okri: “Storytelling and Science” – Strata Europe 2014
Event Date: 21 Nov 2014
This talk explores the critical importance of storytelling to science and what we can learn from that relationship. Ben Okri has published many novels, including The Famished Road and Starbook, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He is a Fellow of…
Ben Okri in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Anderson Tepper
Event Date: 4 May 2010
For two decades, Nigerian-born author Ben Okri has been one of world literatures most beloved, spellbinding, and unclassifiable voices. The author of nine novels, including the 1991 Booker Prizewinning The Famished Road, two volumes of stories, and collections of poetry and essays, Okri has charted new ground in his approach to literature and mythology, metaphysics and history.