Ben talks about his new children’s book – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Monday 21 March 2022

Mangoshi is a little girl unlike others. At the age of 7, she’s been charged with saving her mother’s life. It would be a daunting task for anyone to take on, but Mangoshi’s bravery and maturity shine through.

So begins the new children’s book, “Every Leaf a Hallelujah,” by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.

The picture book, illustrated by Diana Ejaita, is Okri’s first foray into children’s literature. Okri’s work is vast, ranging from poetry and novels to political essays and short stories. His first novel, “Flowers and Shadows” was published in 1980 when he was 21. The Booker Prize was awarded to him in 1991 for his novel “The Famished Road,” the first in a trilogy about a boy named Azaro and his relationship with the spiritual world.

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