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Ben Okri

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Full Name: Ben Okri
Born: March 15, 1959
Minna, Nigeria
Occupation: Poet, Novelist
Nationality: Nigerian


Ben is a poet and novelist. He was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo father, but now lives in London.

Ben is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2000 was awarded the OBE. Translated into more than 20 languages, Ben has been awarded numerous international prizes including the Booker Prize in 1991, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Kahn Prize for Fiction, and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Famished Road

 1. (1991)
 2. (1999)