The Famished Road

Ben Okri (Author)
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Description

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. Winner of the 1991 Booker Prize, this book is "something approaching a masterpiece of magic realism...." -- "The Wall Street Journal"

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
May 01, 1993
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.34 X 0.92 X 8.52 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385425131

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About the Author

Ben Okri's books have won several awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the prestigious International Literary Prize Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore 1993. The Famished Road won the Booker Prize in 1991. He was born in Minna, Nigeria.

Reviews

"A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language."
--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The New York Times Book Review

"A mesmerizing vision of modern Nigeria, seen through the eyes of a peculiarly sentient child.... The Famished Road is a quintessential African novel."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A stunning work, suspenseful and haunting, the product of one of the lushest imaginations on record."--The Plain Dealer

"A masterpiece if one ever existed."
--The Boston Globe

"Dazzling, hypnotic...a true feast for the word hungry."
--San Francisco Chronicle