BEN OKRI

Ben Okri at the Edinburgh Festival. August 2018

Monday 13 August 2018

Which came first, the image or the word? It’s hard to tell in The Magic Lamp, Ben Okri’s collaboration with painter Rosemary Clunie. Subtitled Dreams of Our Age, it’s a collection of twenty-five enchanting, haunting stories, each accompanied by a dreamlike painting. In this illustrated book, the Man Booker Prize-winner draws once again on the lineage of Arabian Nights and African mythology. This event was recorded live at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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