An African Elegy: Poems

An African Elegy: Poems

by Ben Okri
An African Elegy: Poems

An African Elegy: Poems

by Ben Okri


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This moving collection of poems from the Booker Prize–winning author finds strength and hope while reflecting on the complex issues that have burdened Africa.

First published in 1992, Ben Okri’s remarkable debut poetry collection plays with the mystique of the African continent, countering simplistic narratives of suffering that have been imposed on it with vibrant, nuanced portraits of the traditions and resilience of African peoples. An invaluable window onto his experiences as a Nigerian immigrant to the UK and as a writer discovering his calling, these poems also speak to universal truths about love, injustice, and the search for meaning.

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ISBN-13: 9781635423105
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/13/2024
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ben Okri is a playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, anthologist, and aphorist. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction. His books include the eco-fable Every Leaf a Hallelujah, the play Changing Destiny, the genre-bending climate fiction Tiger Work, the poetry collections A Fire in My Head and Mental Fight, and the novels Astonishing the Gods, The Last Gift of the Master Artists, and Dangerous Love. In 2023 he received a knighthood for services to literature.
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