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The Famished Road
The Famished Road
Author: Ben Okri
Set in an unnamed African country at an unspecified time (though the similarities with Nigeria in the early 1960s are unmistakable), The Famished Road is narrated by Azaro, an African spirit-child or abiku who, in the folklore of southern Nigeria, is destined to move continually between life and spiritual paradise in an unending cycle of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780224027014
ISBN-10: 0224027018
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 480
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Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Awesome. The language is beautifully vivid. The story alternates between the spirit world and the world of the living for a young spirit child. Not what you expect. Read it and find out.