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Africa Writes 2015 Headline - Meditations on Greatness: Ben Okri in conversation

Africa Writes 2015 Headline - Meditations on Greatness: Ben Okri in conversation

Leading voice in African literature, Ben Okri, shares his reflections on the theme ‘Meditations on Greatness’, before being in conversation with editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.

Acclaimed writer Ben Okri has published ten novels, including the Booker prize-winning 'The Famished Road', as well as collections of poetry, essays and short stories. Born in Nigeria and currently living in London, Okri has been awarded numerous international prizes and has had his work translated into 26 languages. His most recent novel 'The Age of Magic' was published by Head of Zeus in 2014.

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival in association with the British Library. For more information on the festival, please visit www.africawrites.org

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