Incidents at the Shrine
By (author) Ben Okri
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Incidents at the Shrine by Ben Okri
Book DescriptionIncidents at the Shrine is the first collection of stories by the author of 1991 Booker Prize-winning novel, The Famished Road. Whether the subject is a child's eye view of the Nigerian Civil War, Lagos and the spirit world or dispossession in a decaying British inner city, Okri's lyrical, poetic and humorous prose recreates the known and the unknown world with startling power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099983002
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cooked Up, Paperback (March 2015)
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Dangerous Love, Paperback (March 2015)» View all books by Ben Okri
A story of doomed love in a country failing to come to terms with its past.
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Author Biography - Ben Okri
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.
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