Ben Okri Interview: The Day I Became a Writer – Louisiana Festival

Thursday 17 December 2020

In this short video, the Booker Prize-winning writer Ben Okri shares the magical moment of that day alone in the heavy African rain, when he decided that he was going to write.

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A Fire in My Head - Ben Okri Latest Book

A Fire in My Head

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…