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Okri, Ben

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Works: 167 works in 634 publications in 20 languages and 13,672 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Allegories  Poetry  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, wat, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PR9387.9.O394, 823
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Songs of enchantment by Ben Okri( Book )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Ben Okri, winner of the 1991 Booker Prize for The Famished Road, now gives us Songs of Enchantment, and it is hard to imagine a more gloriously written novel. Azaro, the spririt-child, is a reluctant traveler in the realities of this world. In this moving story of love and transformation, his adventures begin with the disruption of his family. Under the pressure of poverty and myth, his mother departs to follow the legendary Madame Koto. An obsession for a beautiful beggar girl snares forbidden visions. Set in an age of enchantments, their story takes place among the upheavals of a nation struggling to be born. There are mass political hallucinations, battles of contending forces in the realm of dreams, mysterious disappearances, and the rise of the Jackal-headed Masquerade. With humor and wisdom, Ben Okri tells of Azaro's father and how, drawing on the magic of courage, he undergoes the great penance of love. Through the experiences of this unique family we see that life lived with compassion and fire and serenity can vanquish the forces of oppression, and counter the darkness with light. At the end of the absorbing novel we feel it to be true when Azaro's father says, "Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger."
Stars of the new curfew by Ben Okri( Book )
43 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 872 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
The famished road by Ben Okri( Book )
39 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 847 libraries worldwide
The narrator, Azaro, is an abiku, a spirit child, who in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria exists between life and death. The life he foresees for himself and the tale he tells is full of sadness and tragedy, but inexplicably he is born with a smile on his face. Nearly called back to the land of the dead, he is resurrected. But in their efforts to save their child, Azaro's loving parents are made destitute. The tension between the land of the living, with its violence and political struggles, and the temptations of the carefree kingdom of the spirits propels this latter-day Lazarus's story
Dangerous love by Ben Okri( Book )
50 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 585 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
Astonishing the gods by Ben Okri( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Moderne fabel der fører læseren til en fortryllet ø i en mærkelig, men ikke ukendt verden af illusioner, blændværk, undvigelser og glæde
Infinite riches by Ben Okri( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 526 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
In Arcadia by Ben Okri( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 392 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 )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
We are listeners at the oracle. Those who truly hear are touched and changed. At one level, Starbook tells the delicate story of a prince and a maiden who are both tested by trials in a mythical land where art, initiation and dynamic stillness are supremely important
Flowers and shadows by Ben Okri( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 346 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 340 libraries worldwide
Tales of freedom by Ben Okri( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Korte noveller blandet med digte hvis emner er drømmen om frihed i alle dens former
A way of being free by Ben Okri( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 291 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
The age of magic by Ben Okri( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 256 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
Mental fight by Ben Okri( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A time for new dreams : poetic essays by Ben Okri( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 149 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 )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
"Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: in the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up. First published in 1964, Weep Not, Child is a moving novel about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular"--
The landscapes within by Ben Okri( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Wild by Ben Okri( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Kin by Pieter Hugo( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The age of magic by Ben Okri( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 62 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
 
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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
ਬਿਨ ਓਕਰੀ
ബെൻ ഓക്രി
오크리, 벤 1959-
オクリ, ベン
ベン・オクリ
本·奥克瑞
Languages
English (375)
French (18)
Dutch (10)
Spanish (8)
German (7)
Italian (5)
Polish (5)
Swedish (3)
Arabic (3)
Turkish (3)
Finnish (3)
Chinese (2)
Danish (2)
Estonian (1)
Japanese (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Serbian (1)
Persian (1)
Romanian (1)
Czech (1)
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