Autor: Ben Okri
ISBN-13: 9780099929307
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 592
Gewicht: 403 g
Format: 198x129x37 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Famished Road

Vol.1, The Famished Road
Ausgezeichnet mit dem Booker Prize 1991

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The magical Booker Prize-winning novel that journeys between the land of the Living and the spirit world
Azaro is a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. Now he has chosen to stay in the world of the living.
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
'So long as we are alive, so long as we feel, so long as we love, everything in us is an energy we can use'

The narrator, Azaro, is an abiku, a spirit child, who in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria exists between life and death. He is born into a world of poverty, ignorance and injustice, but Azaro awakens 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. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it, endure it, know it and love it. This is his story.

'In a magnificent feat of sustained imaginative writing, Okri spins a tale that is epic and intimate at the same time. The Famished Road rekindled my sense of wonder. It made me, at age 50, look at the world through the wide eyes of a child' Michael Palin
Autor: Ben Okri
Ben Okri has published 8 novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.

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Autor: Ben Okri
ISBN-13:: 9780099929307
ISBN: 0099929309
Verlag: Random House UK, Vintage, London
Gewicht: 403g
Seiten: 592
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 198x129x37 mm, 0