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The Famished Road By Ben Okri

The Famished Road
by Ben Okri

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This novel, winner of the 1991 Booker Prize, is set in a poor people's compound during the Nigerian civil war, and reflects the changes in Africa since 1960. It tells how a young boy's failure to subdue his spiritual powers has disturbing consequences for him and his parents.
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The Famished Road by Ben Okri

This novel, winner of the 1991 Booker Prize, is set in a poor people's compound during the Nigerian civil war, and reflects the changes in Africa since 1960. It tells how a young boy's failure to subdue his spiritual powers has disturbing consequences for him and his parents.

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The Famished Road Reviews


"A brilliant read, unlike anything you have ever read before...the message is universal." -- Philip Howard, "The Times "Okri is incapable of writing a boring sentence. As one startling image follows the next, The Famished Road begins to read like an epic poem that happens to touch down just this side of prose.... When I finished the book and went outside, it was as if all the trees of South London had angels sitting in them." -- Linda Grant, "Independent on Sunday "It is a rich, provocative and hopeful vision of the world, stuffed full of drama and surprise.... Its literary lineage -- the ease with which spirits move through everyday life -- is from ancient Greece and medieval romances." -- Robert Winder, "Independent "Overwhelming...just buy it for its beauty." -- Jenny Turner, "New Statesman & Society "From the Trade Paperback edition.

Additional information

GOR000567118
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Ben Okri
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1991-03-14
512
0224027018
9780224027014
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1991
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