VIRTUAL - Ben Okri | Every Leaf a Hallelujah and Astonishing the Gods

Mon, February 28, 2022 12:00 P.M.
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In conversation with Uwem Akpan

One of Nigeria’s most celebrated authors, Ben Okri is the author of many post-colonial novels, poetry, short story collections, and essays. He rose to international fame in 1980 upon the publication of his first novel, Flowers and Shadows, and is perhaps best known for The Famished Road, winner of the 1991 Booker Prize. A fable about the realities we create for ourselves, Astonishing the Gods was included, almost 25 years after its publication, in the BBC’s “100 Novels That Shaped Our World” list. Every Leaf a Hallelujah, the tale of a young girl searching for a special flower that can cure her ill mother, is a modern-day fairytale written to be read by adults and children alike.

Uwem Akpan’s short story collection Say You’re One of Them was a Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, the 2009 Oprah Book Club Selection, and was translated in to 12 languages. A professor in the University of Florida’s MFA writing program and the recipient of many literary fellowships, he has written stories and autobiographical work for a variety of periodicals. His debut novel, New York, My Village, was recently published to wide critical acclaim.

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