Books by Ben Okri

SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT by Ben Okri
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"At times repetitive, but stunning nonetheless."
A sequel to the Booker Prize-winning The Famished Road (1992)- -again set in a mythic African village besieged by corruption and malevolent spirits—once more celebrates the stalwart human heart's struggle to endure. Read full book review >
THE FAMISHED ROAD by Ben Okri
Released: June 17, 1992

"Long in the telling, like a great epic poem, Okri's tale is a beautifully rendered allegory, enriched by its African setting, of love powerful enough to defy even death and his minions."
Like one of those populous medieval paintings of the Last Judgment, the African ghetto of the Nigerian-born Okri (Stars of the New Curfew, 1989), winner of the 1991 Booker Prize, not only teems with lives and spirits both sacred and profane, but contains profound truths—all described in rich, often lyrical prose. Read full book review >