BEN OKRI

Ben Okri in Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Sunday 13 January 2019

In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri spoke about his latest novel The Freedom Artist; the need to fight for justice in society, and the collaborative relationships within the writing community.

In conversation with Man Booker winner Ben Okri at JLF 2019

Man Booker prize winner Ben Okri talks about dream logic, the many levels of reality that he attempts to capture in his writing, and the need for Indian and Nigerian writers to form closer bonds. Okri said that the literature he read growing up didn’t capture the level of reality he saw while growing up in Nigeria, which is what he wanted to incorporate into his own work. He said that India and Nigeria have a lot in common in the similarities of their lives. Okri said that India and Nigeria should strengthen their links with each other and help one another move forward.

 

In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019.

In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri spoke about his latest novel The Freedom Artist; the need to fight for justice in society, and the collaborative relationships within the writing community.

Ben Okri and Charlotte Jarvis perform at Amber Fort, Jaipur.

Poet and Novelist Ben Okri performs at the Majestic Amber Fort, in Jaipur as part of the ZEE JLF 2019. His reading and story-telling opens with a poetry-dance performance of ‘Ballet of the Unseen’ performed by dance artist Charlotte Jarvis.

ZEE JLF 2019: When a poet sings to the night from Amber Fort

New life will be breathed into the majestic Amber Fort, a precious monument to Jaipur’s Rajput history, with the Heritage Evening to be organised by the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, in association with Rajasthan Tourism. Events have been planned to make the historical monument and Rajasthani culture available to the world in a more interactive manner with an aim to see how heritage and arts come together.

The majestic evening at Ganesh Pol, Amber Fort on January 26 that the audience will become witness to promises to be as iconic as the imperial backdrop itself.

Read the Full Article at DNA.

❰❰   Back to news


Latest Book

The Freedom Artist - Ben Okri Latest Book

The Freedom Artist

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.

BUY NOW