Search - List of Books by Ben Okri

"The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things." -- Ben Okri
Ben Okri OBE FRSL (born 15 March 1959) is a Nigerian poet and novelist. Having spent his early childhood in London, he and his family returned to Nigeria in 1968. He later came back to England, embarking on studies at the University of Essex. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Westminster (1997) and the University of Essex (2002), and was awarded an OBE in 2001.

Since he published his first novel, Flowers and Shadows (1980), Okri has risen to an international acclaim, and he is often described as one of Africa's greatest writers. His best known work, The Famished Road, was awarded the 1991 Booker Prize. He has also won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, and was given a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

He has also been described as a magic realist, although he has shrugged off that tag. His first-hand experiences of civil war in Nigeria are said to have inspired many of his works. He writes about both the mundane and the metaphysical, the individual and the collective, drawing the reader into a world with vivid descriptions.

Okri is a Vice-President of the English Centre for the International PEN, an association of writers with 130 branches in over 100 countries. He is also a member of the United Kingdom's Royal National Theatre. He lives in London.

After a 5 year break, Okri's eleventh book, Starbook was published by Rider. Tales of Freedom, a novella and collection of short stories was published in 2009.

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Total Books: 69
Pieter Hugo Kin
2015 - Pieter Hugo Kin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781597113014
ISBN-10: 1597113018
Genre: Arts & Photography
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A Way of Being Free
2015 - A Way of Being Free (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781784082567
ISBN-10: 1784082562
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Wild
2012 - Wild (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781846043307
ISBN-10: 1846043301
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
2008 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781855143968
ISBN-10: 1855143968
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Canciones del encantamiento
2008 - Canciones Del Encantamiento (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788496694842
ISBN-10: 8496694844
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Starbook
2007 - Starbook (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781846040917
ISBN-10: 1846040914
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Riquezas Infinitas
2006 - Riquezas Infinitas [La Diversidad] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496501003
ISBN-10: 8496501000
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Un amour dangereux
2004 - Un Amour Dangereux (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020330268
ISBN-10: 2020330261
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In Arcadia
2003 - In Arcadia (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753817070
ISBN-10: 0753817071
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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En arcadie
2003 - En Arcadie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782267016819
ISBN-10: 2267016818
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Mental Fight
2000 - Mental Fight (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780753810675
ISBN-10: 0753810670
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Die hungrige Strae
2000 - Die Hungrige Strae (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783423128476
ISBN-10: 342312847X
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La route de la faim
1999 - La Route De La Faim (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221085646
ISBN-10: 2221085647
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Stars of the New Curfew
1999 - Stars of the New Curfew (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099283881
ISBN-10: 0099283883
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Infinite Riches
1999 - Infinite Riches (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753806807
ISBN-10: 0753806800
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dangerous Love
1999 - Dangerous Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753808634
ISBN-10: 0753808633
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Astonishing the Gods
1999 - Astonishing the Gods (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753808641
ISBN-10: 0753808641
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Let There Be Light The Rwanda Project 1994--1998
1998 - Let There Be Light the Rwanda Project 1994--1998 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788489698444
ISBN-10: 8489698449
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel
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Etonner les dieux
1998 - Etonner Les Dieux (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782020330251
ISBN-10: 2020330253
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An African Elegy
1997 - An African Elegy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099736011
ISBN-10: 0099736012
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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More Great Railway Journeys
1996 - More Great Railway Journeys (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780563387176
ISBN-10: 0563387173
Genres: Reference, Travel, Nonfiction
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1995 - Birds of Heaven [Phoenix 60p Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
1989 - Flowers and Shadows [African Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1981 - The Landscapes Within [Drumbeat] (Paperback)
The Famished Road The [David Philip Saedition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover