The Famished Road
So long as we are alive, so long as we feel, so long as we love, everything in us is an energy we can use. He is born into a world of poverty, ignorance and injustice, but Azaro awakens with a smile on his face. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it, endure it, know it and love it. This is his story.
25th anniversary edition of the 'rich', 'magnificent' and 'overwhelming' Booker prize-winning novel
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1991.
'A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language.' --Henry Louis Gates, New York Times Book Review
"A masterpiece if one ever existed."—The Boston Globe
"Dazzling, hypnotic...a true feast for the word hungry."—San Francisco Chronicle
Ben Okri's books have won several awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the prestigious International Literary Prize Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore 1993. The Famished Road won the Booker Prize in 1991. He was born in Minna, Nigeria.