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Ben Okri

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Ben Okri was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He lives in London.

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The Famished Road

Written by Ben Okri

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1993
Price: $16.95

Winner of the 1991 Booker Prize. Set in the ghetto of an African city during British colonial rule, this rich, phantasmagorical novel follows Azaro, a "spirit-child" who has reneged on a pact with the spirit world.

"A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language."
The New York Times Book Review

"A masterpiece... Read more >
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