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The freedom artist, Ben Okri

Label
The freedom artist
Title
The freedom artist
Statement of responsibility
Ben Okri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own. In a world uncomfortably like our own, a young woman called Amalantis is arrested for asking a question. Her question is this: Who is the Prisoner? When Amalantis disappears, her lover Karnak goes looking for her. He searches desperately at first, then with a growing realization. To find Amalantis, he must first understand the meaning of her question. Karnak's search leads him into a terrifying world of lies, oppression and fear at the heart of which lies the Prison. Then Karnak discovers that he is not the only one looking for the truth. The Freedom Artist is an impassioned plea for justice and a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society
Summary
A young woman is arrested for speaking four simple words - Who is the Prisoner? This question resonates throughout the novel, and by the end it has become the question every reader has to ask themselves. The answer is implicit in the revelation at the heart of the story. After her disappearance, a man begins to search for the woman, because he loves her. He searches desperately at first, and then with growing realization. And we journey with him as he searches, through a frightening, disintegrating world of lies, and violence, and fear. At the heart of this disturbing world lies the Prison. To survive, and to answer the girl's question, the young man, like all of us, has to accept the challenge and fight back. The Freedom Artist is a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society. It's a powerful call to arms.
Tone
Writing style
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10753098
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okri, Ben
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disappeared persons
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Liberty
  • Missing persons
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Political persecution
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Target audience
adult
Label
The freedom artist, Ben Okri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Who is the prisoner?" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064902149
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781788549608
Lccn
be2019002895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043560805
Label
The freedom artist, Ben Okri
Publication
Note
"Who is the prisoner?" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064902149
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781788549608
Lccn
be2019002895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043560805

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