Meditations on Greatness: Ben Okri in conversation

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Ben Okri is the author of 10 novels, including the Booker winner The Famished Road

Leading voice in African literature, Ben Okri, shares his reflections on the theme ‘Meditations on Greatness’, before being in conversation with editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.

Acclaimed writer Ben Okri has published ten novels, including the Booker prize-winning The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, essays and short stories.  Born in Nigeria and currently living in London, Okri has been awarded numerous international prizes and has had his work translated into 26 languages. His most recent novel The Age of Magic was published by Head of Zeus in 2014.

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival in association with the British Library. 


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