Tales of Freedom

ISBN 13: 9781846041587

Tales of Freedom

3.37 avg rating
( 164 ratings by Goodreads )
9781846041587: Tales of Freedom
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

As one of Britain`s foremost poets, Ben Okri is rightly acclaimed for his use of language. And as a Booker Prize winning novelist, this skill was shown to particular effect in both "Starbook" (his most recent work) and in "The Famished Road". In "Tales of Freedom" he brings both poetry and story together in a fascinating new form, using writing and image pared down to their essentials, where haiku and story meet. Thus we discover Pinprop, the slave to an old couple lost in a clearing, who holds the keys to the universe in his quirky hands. Then there is the beautifully dressed black Russian on the train, helping to film a new version of "Eugene Onegin". Later, in the chaos of the aftermath of war, orphaned children paint mysterious shapes of bulls, birds, hybrid creatures, and we wonder if grief has unhinged them into genius...And who is that woman, who hardly speaks, who presses a tiny flower into the palm of the young boy on the bus, and then leaves his life forever? "Tales of Freedom" offers a haunting necklace of images which flash and sparkle as the light shines on them.Quick and stimulating to read, but slowly burning in the memory, they offer a different, more transcendent way of looking at our extreme, gritty world - and show the wealth of freedom that`s available beyond the confines of our usual perceptions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ben Okri has published 8 novels, including The Famished Road and Starbook, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. 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 International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.


"Beautifully distilled...these tales are full of simple, elegant description...Rarely, perhaps, has the love of ideas been expressed as simply and unpretentiously" Glasgow Herald "Tales of Freedom may transport into regions of untold rapture" Telegraph "Moments of genuine poetry and insight" Guardian

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book

Shipping: US$ 5.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781846041570: Tales of Freedom

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1846041570 ISBN 13:  9781846041570
Publisher: Rider, 2009

9781846041594: Tales of Freedom

Rider, 2010

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Ben Okri
ISBN 10: 1846041589 ISBN 13: 9781846041587
New Quantity Available: 2
Start At Page 1
(Wisbech, NFK, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 4061

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds