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. Join Okri, in a rare U.S. appearance, for a discussion with critic Anderson Tepper about Okris transcendent work—from its searing depictions of war orphans to wondrous evocations of archetypal searchers and dreamers.
Event Date: 4 May 2010
Novel (2019) - Head of Zeus
An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Man Booker-winner Ben Okri.