Ben Okri (b. 1959) is a Nigerian writer of fiction, essays, and poetry. His works explore the themes of identity and political violence, and most of them belong to the genre of magical realism. Okri received the Booker Prize in 1991 for The Famished Road (1991) making him the youngest winner in the fiction category. His other works include Astonishing the Gods (1995), Songs of Enchantment (1993) and Freedom of the Artist (2019).
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