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An African Elegy

An African Elegy


Ben Okri
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This moving collection of poems from the Booker Prize–winning author finds strength and hope while reflecting on the complex issues that have plagued Africa.

First published in 1992, Ben Okri’s remarkable debut poetry collection plays with the mystique of the “Dark Continent,” countering simplistic narratives of suffering that have been imposed on it with vibrant, nuanced portraits of the traditions and resilience of the African people.

Ben Okri is a playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, anthologist, and aphorist. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction. His books include the eco-fable Every Leaf a Hallelujah, the play Changing Destiny, the genre-bending climate fiction Tiger Work, the poetry collections A Fire in My Head and Mental Fight, and the novels Astonishing the GodsThe Last Gift of the Master Artists, and Dangerous Love.

  • Publisher: Other Press (February 13, 2024)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1635423104
  • ISBN-13: 9781635423105
  • Item Weight: 13 ounces
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