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  • Paperback
  • 512
  • The Famished Road
  • Ben Okri
  • English
  • 01 March 2019
  • 0385425139

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  1. Kinga Kinga says:

    The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road EpubThis book almost broke me and ate me.I went to bed after reading the first twenty pages of it and I dreamt about chasing an antelope with a broken horn which jumped out the window I, in turn, was being chased by a wild boar covered in blood which spoke in a human voice There was also a flying carpet.I don t really like magical realism but this book didn t care I was gonna have it whether I liked it or not It swept me away before I knew it By the end of it I would read about a man who slept This book almost broke me and ate me.I went to bed after reading the first twenty pages of it and I dreamt about chasing an antelope with a broken horn which jumped out the window I, in turn, was being chased by a wild boar covered in blood


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    The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road Epub They wanted to know the essence of pain, they wanted to suffer, to feel, to love, to hate, to be greater than hate, and to be imperfect in order to always have something to strive towards, which is beauty They wanted also to know wonder and to live miracles Death is too perfect. The road thirsts for libations of blood and tears and sucks into its inescapable vortex, parables of imperialist avarice and remnants of broken dreams It cuts across t


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    The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road EpubTowards the end of the book, in Chapter 12 of Book 7, the author states quite clearly what seems to be his intended message The spirit child is an unwilling adventurer into chaos and sunlight, into the dreams of the living and the dead Things that are not ready, not willing to be borne or to become, things for which adequate preparations have not been made to sustain their momentous births, things that are not resolved, things bound up with failure and with fear of being, they all keep recurrin Towards the end of the book, in Chapter 12 of Book 7, the author st


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    The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road EpubA boy sat down to read a book, but when he looked closely, it was not a book, but a person The person had green skin and roller skates for eyes A lizard with a head as big as the moon scuttled over and sniffed the green skinned person What are you looking at the person asked the boy I thought you were a book, the boy said No, the person said, I am a metaphor or magical realism or some shit I dunno But I have roller skates for eyes, that s pretty cool The boy shrugs You re mum A boy sat down to read a book, but when he looked closely, it was not a book, but a person The person had green skin and roller skates for eyes A lizard with a head as big as the moon scuttled over and sniffed the green skinned person What are you looking at the person asked th


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    The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road EpubAn oneiric epic Phantasmagoria in the bush One is reminded of Achebe s Things Fall Apart in which the Yoruba myth of the abiku, or spirit child, is so muchdarkly rendered The Famished Road is not so dark a book It is scary in its way, surely, loaded as it is with its cast of frighteners, but it can also be oddly reassuring in its vivid depiction of the afterlife Heaven may indeed be a place where nothing ever happens, yes, but as intimated by Okri it is also beautiful, in a Daliesque An oneiric epic Phantasmagoria in the bush One is reminded of Achebe s Things Fall Apart in which the Yoruba myth of the abiku, or spirit child, is so muchdarkly rendered The Famished Road is not so dark a book It is scary in its way, surely, loaded as it is with its cast of frighteners, but it can also be oddly reassuring in it


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    The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road Epub The whole of human history is an undiscovered continent deep in our souls. The linearity of narrative is a relatively recent innovation in storytellin


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The Famished RoadThe Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road EpubIn the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri s Famished Road has become a classic Like Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an The Famished MOBI :Ð essential work of world literatureThe 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.


About the Author: Ben Okri

The Famished Road PDF/EPUB ï The Famished MOBI famished book, road epub, The Famished download, The Famished RoadThe Famished Road EpubPoet and novelist Ben Okri was born in in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo father He grew up in London before returning to Nigeria with his family in Much of his early fiction explores the political violence that he witnessed at The Famished MOBI :Ð first hand during the civil war in Nigeria He left the country when a grant from the Nigerian government enabled him to read Comparative Literature at Essex University in England He was poetry editor for West Africa magazine between and and broadcast regularly for the BBC World Service between and He was appointed Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College Cambridge in , a post he held until He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in , and was awarded honorary doctorates from the universities of Westminster and Essex His first two novels, Flowers and Shadows and The Landscapes Within , are both set in Nigeria and feature as central characters two young men struggling to make sense of the disintegration and chaos happening in both their family and country The two collections of stories that followed, Incidents at the Shrine and Stars of the New Curfew , are set in Lagos and LondonIn Okri was awarded the Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel The Famished Road Set in a Nigerian village, this is the first in a trilogy of novels which tell the story of Azaro, a spirit child Azaro s narrative is continued in Songs of Enchantment and Infinite Riches Other recent fiction includes Astonishing the Gods and Dangerous Love , which was awarded the Premio Palmi Italy in His latest novels are In Arcadia and Starbook A collection of poems, An African Elegy, was published in , and an epic poem, Mental Flight, in A collection of essays, A Way of Being Free, was published in Ben Okri is also the author of a play, In Exilus In his latest book, Tales of Freedom , Okri brings together poetry and storyBen Okri is a Vice President of the English Centre of International PEN, a member of the board of the Royal National Theatre, and was awarded an OBE in He lives in London.