An African Elegy

Okri, Ben. An African Elegy. Winner Of The 1991 Booker Prize. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992. 84 pages. 1 Volume. [First Edition]. 8,4 in x 5,3 in Softcover. Perfect binding. Condition: Fine.

isbn10: 022403006X

isbn13: 9780224030069


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Ben Okri’s An African Elegy is a poetry collection published in 1992 by Jonathan Cape in London. This first edition consists of 84 pages and measures 8.4 inches by 5.3 inches. The book is in excellent condition with a soft cover and perfect binding.

An African Elegy is praised for its authentic voice and poetic power. The collection is described as a “kaleidoscope of tersely condensed implications, with pregnant shifts of mood, tone and meaning brought to bear in the space of each line break” (Times Literary Supplement). Okri’s work is often regarded as poetry, even when not laid out in broken lines (Michael Horovitz).

About the Author:

Ben Okri has published eight novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories, and essays. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. Okri was born in Nigeria and lives in London.

Weight 5,6 kg
Dimensions 5,3 × 8,4 cm