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 has published eight novels, including The Famished Road,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 the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.
Event Date: 23 February 2019
Poetry (2021) - Apollo
A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak. In our times of crisis The mind has its powers This book brings together many of Ben Okri’s most acclaimed and politically charged…