Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ben Okri's 6 best books

Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo father. He grew up in London before returning to Nigeria with his family in 1968. He is the author of The Famished Road which won the Booker Prize in 1991.

One of Okri's six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
by Ralph Ellison

An African-American novel that should be widely read. It was published in the 1950s and practically started a race war. It tells the story of a black man’s trials and tribulations. Many people have misunderstood the title, thinking how can a black man be invisible? But the real invisibility is in the mind. Windrush is a good example of that today.
Read about another entry on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue