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Okri, Ben

Overview
Works: 162 works in 620 publications in 19 languages and 15,036 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  History  Pictorial works  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9387.9.O394, 823
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The famished road by Ben Okri( Book )
77 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,491 libraries worldwide
A novel of modern Nigeria told through the eyes of a sentient child
Stars of the new curfew by Ben Okri( Book )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Vanuit de chaos en de drukte in de straten van Lagos en het deels nog traditionele leven in het Nigeriaanse oerwoud verplaatsen deze verhalen de lezer meermaals naadloos in de wereld van droom en hallucinatie
Dangerous love by Ben Okri( Book )
50 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 582 libraries worldwide
"Omovo is an office worker and artist who lives at home with his father and his father's second wife. In the communal world of the compound in which he lives, Omovoa has both friends and enemies, but his most important relationship is with Ifeyiwa, a beautiful young married woman whom he loves with an almost hopeless passion - not because she doesn't return his love, but because they can never be together ..."--Back cover
Infinite riches by Ben Okri( Book )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 531 libraries worldwide
In the chaotic world of his African village, the spirit-child Azaro still watches the tumultuous and tender lives of the Living; of his father who has been imprisoned for a crime he did not commit and of his mother who battles for justice. This final chapter in Azaro's adventures is a explosive and haunting climax to this masterful trilogy
Astonishing the gods by Ben Okri( Book )
49 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Moderne fabel der fører læseren til en fortryllet ø i en mærkelig, men ikke ukendt verden af illusioner, blændværk, undvigelser og glæde
In Arcadia by Ben Okri( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 397 libraries worldwide
A group of angry and ill-assorted people accept an invitation to make a journey. Inspired by a painting and financed by a mysterious benefactor, they set off to discover the real Arcadia. Or what remains of it. Their journey begins in ignorance and chaos at Waterloo station and takes them through superstition and myth to harmony. In the Louvre, in front of Poussin's masterpiece, they begin to understand
Starbook : a magical tale of love and regeneration by Ben Okri( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Starbook tells the tale of a prince and a maiden in a mythical land where a golden age is ending. Their fragile story considers the important questions we all face, exploring creativity, wisdom, suffering and transcendence in a time when imagination still ruled the world. A magnificent achievement and a modern-day parable, Starbook offers a vision of life far greater than ourselves
Flowers and shadows by Ben Okri( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Set in the hustle of Lagos, a series of disturbing events strip the young Jeffia Okwe of his innocence and reveal the ruthlessness of his own father. The tragic climax of the tale leaves Jeffia cleansed of "the sins of his father", ready for adult life and
An African elegy by Ben Okri( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and German and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Tales of freedom by Ben Okri( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Korte noveller blandet med digte hvis emner er drømmen om frihed i alle dens former
Songs of enchantment by Ben Okri( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Een Afrikaans jongetje wordt geconfronteerd met de politieke, sociale en psychische chaos van een natie in wording
A way of being free by Ben Okri( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Cover; Welcome Page; Dedication; Introduction to the new edition; While the World Sleeps; Creativity and the Minotaur; Newton's Child; The Joys of Storytelling I; The Human Race is Not Yet Free; The Joys of Storytelling II; Leaping out of Shakespeare's Terror; Beyond Words; Amongst the Silent Stones; Fables are Made of this: For Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-96); The Joys of Storytelling III; Redreaming the World; Ben Okri on the Reissues; Preview; About this Book; Reviews; About the Author; Also by this Author; An Invitation from the Publisher; Copyright; Contents
Mental fight by Ben Okri( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The age of magic by Ben Okri( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
'The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes.' Eight weary film-makers, travelling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the towering Rigi mountain. Over the course of three days and two nights, the travellers will find themselves drawn in to the mystery of the mountain reflected in the lake. One by one, they will be disturbed, enlightened, and transformed, each in a different way. An intoxicating and dreamlike tale unfolds. Allow yourself to be transformed
A time for new dreams : poetic essays by Ben Okri( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
In 'A Time for New Dreams', Ben Okri breaks new ground in an unusual collection of linked essays, which address such diverse themes as childhood, self-censorship, the role of beauty, the importance of education and the real significance of the recent economic meltdown
Weep not, child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"Two small boys stand on a rubbish heap and look into the future. One boy is excited, he is beginning school; the other, his brother, is an apprentice carpetner. Together, they will serve their country--the teacher and the craftsman. But this is Kenya and times are against them. In the forests, the Mau Mau are waging war against the white government, and two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, and the rest of their family, need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical man, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge, the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up"--Back cover
The landscapes within by Ben Okri( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Kin by Pieter Hugo( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
The age of magic by Ben Okri( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Eight weary film-makers, travelling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the towering Rigi mountain. Over the course of three days and two nights, the travellers will find themselves drawn in to the mystery of the mountain reflected in the lake. One by one, they will be disturbed, enlightened, and transformed, each in a different way
Incidents at the shrine : short stories by Ben Okri( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories with subjects ranging from a child's eye view of the Nigerian civil war, to Lagos and the spirit world, and dispossession in a decaying British inner city
 
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Alternative Names
Ben Okri nigerianischer Schriftsteller
Ben Okri schrijver uit Nigeria
Ben Okri scrittore nigeriano
Okri, Benjamin.
Okri Benjamin 1959-....
Бен Окрі
Окри, Бен
بن أوكري، 1959-
بن اوکری نویسنده اهل نیجریه
ബെൻ ഓക്രി
오크리, 벤 1959-
オクリ, ベン
ベン・オクリ
本·奥克瑞
Languages
English (377)
French (16)
German (10)
Dutch (9)
Italian (8)
Spanish (7)
Finnish (3)
Turkish (3)
Swedish (3)
Arabic (3)
Polish (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Estonian (1)
Japanese (1)
Serbian (1)
Persian (1)
Romanian (1)
Chinese (1)
Czech (1)
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