This book is the first collection of short stories by Natalie Okri and the eight short stories in it take place in both Nigeria and UK with the themes covering each aspect of suffering such as war, poverty hunger, etc. The protagonist, who is entrapped in the vortex of suffering, pursues hope in desperation and obtains new comprehension in his struggle. With poetic language, Okri presents on and another real world that seems magic in an elegant and humorous way.
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BEN OKRI has published 9 novels, various volumes of short stories and essays, as well as two collections of poetry, African Elegy and Mental Fight. His work has been translated into more than 20 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 Internatonal PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London. He won the Booker Prize in 1991 for The Famished Road.Review:
"[A] literary and social visionary" -- Ali Smith "These are beautiful stories but they bite" New Statesman "Ben Okri...seems to have the two great gifts that are required to make a man a teller of tales: first, faultless artistic economy, which shows in his razor-sharp prose; second, an ability to place himself, chameleon-like in any milieu of society, from the highest to the lowest... Mr. Okri, in short, knows his business" Evening Standard
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Book Description Heinemann, London, 1986. Hard cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. The book condition is Fine. The dust jacket is Fine. Author won the 1991 Booker Prize, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize, the Chianti Rufino- Antico Fattore Int'l Literary Prize *AND* the Premio Grinzane Cavour Prize - this man has been BUSY First British edition, the true first, 1st printing 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # t4928
Book Description Faber & Faber, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. Published by arrangement with William Heinemann Ltd. Very rare printing. The 1987 Commonwealth Writers Prize, Africa Region. Author of. Bookseller Inventory # 013443
Book Description Heinemann, London, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. A collection of eight short stories from this prolific and talented Nigerian writer. Two top corners of book bumped. Same to the jacket as well as creasing at top of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 3045
Book Description William Heinemann Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First UK edition, first printing 1986. A fine copy in near fine unclipped dustwrapper with a hint of browning to edges of rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17596336100
Book Description Heinemann, London, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, hardcover, small red remainder spot to bottom edges, otherwise a Near Fine copy in like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 28537