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Okri, Ben.

ISBN 10: 0224036300 / ISBN 13: 9780224036306
Published by London: Jonathan Cape, 1993. dj, 1993
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Sequel to Okri's Booker Prize winner novel, 'The Famished Road.' A magical novel of a nation struggling to be born. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22499

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Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1993. dj

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this remarkable sequel to his Booker Prize-winning novel The Famished Road, Okri continues the story of the spirit-child who is a reluctant but keen observer of his family's turmoil and the political convulsions of a struggling new Africa. Through his shimmering consciousness and hallucinatory visions, the boy finds the strength to survive.

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In this sequel to his Booker Prize-winning novel The Famished Road, Ben Okri has crafted a wonderfully original novel that still retains all the elements of his earlier success. Songs Of Enchantment continues the story of the spirit-child Azaro, the impoverished young narrator of The Famished Road. Azaro is a reluctant but keen observer of the harsh reality that encompasses his village and his world. His mother leaves his family, caught up in the grip of the mysterious and demonic tavern owner Madame Koto. Black Tyger, Azaro's father, is also drawn away, but his temptation comes as forbidden visions of a beautiful beggar girl. And underlying such personal turmoil are the political convulsions that continually wrack the countryside, as mass upheavals and dreamlike battles embody the struggle of a new African nation. As in The Famished Road, Songs Of Enchantment is strongly grounded in Azaro's shimmering consciousness, gentle narration, and hallucinatory visions. It is here, in his own thoughts, that Azaro finds the strength to survive his difficult world. It is here, too, that Ben Okri demonstrates the extraordinary powers of his craft. With mesmerizing prose reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and a remarkable sensitivity to the inner lives of his characters, Songs Of Enchantment testifies to Ben Okri's well-deserved place at the forefront of contemporary novelists.

"Shares the earlier book's spirit of stoic joy and playful invention...A harrowing extension of a remarkable terrain."--Atlanta Constitution.

"The wonder of Songs Of Enchantment (evident, above all, in Okri's extraordinary imagery and language) is that it carries on so richly the saga of nation building...."--Chicago Tribune.

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