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The famished road, Ben Okri

Label
The famished road
Title
The famished road
Statement of responsibility
Ben Okri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The narrator, Azaro, is an abiku, a spirit child, who in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria exists between life and death. The life he foresees for himself and the tale he tells is full of sadness and tragedy, but inexplicably he is born with a smile on his face. Nearly called back to the land of the dead, he is resurrected. But in their efforts to save their child, Azaro's loving parents are made destitute. The tension between the land of the living, with its violence and political struggles, and the temptations of the carefree kingdom of the spirits propels this latter-day Lazarus's story
Cataloging source
MH
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Okri, Ben
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Magic
  • Nigeria
  • Africa
Label
The famished road, Ben Okri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Booker Prize" -- cover
Control code
000026877207
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
574 pages
Isbn
9780099929307
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)70035388
Label
The famished road, Ben Okri
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Booker Prize" -- cover
Control code
000026877207
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
574 pages
Isbn
9780099929307
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)70035388

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