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An African Elegy

Okri, Ben [SIGNED]

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ISBN 10: 022403006X / ISBN 13: 9780224030069
Published by Jonathan Cape, 1992
Condition: Very Good- Soft cover
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Very Good Minus condition, copy inscribed and signed by Okri on title page in black ink thus: "To Tana, Wishing you light always--Ben Okri 19-3-92 London"; no creases in spine, no slant, some edgewear, tight binding, 84 clean unmarked pages, first book of poetry from Booker Prize winning author. Bookseller Inventory # 25728

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Title: An African Elegy

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good-

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Dreams are the currency of Okri's writing, particularly in this first book of poems, An African Elegy, but also in his books of short stories and prize-winning novel The Famished Road. Okri's dreams are made on the stuff of Africa's colossal economic and political problems, and reading the poems is to experience a constant succession of metaphors of resolution in both senses of the word. Virtually every poem contains an exhortation to climb out of the African miasma, and virtually every poem harvests the dream of itself with an upbeat restorative ending' - Giles Foden, Times Literary Supplement

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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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