New Letters
On The Air

Ben Okri


Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19940221

Britain's top literary award, the Booker Prize, went to this Nigerian writer for THE FAMISHED ROAD, a novel narrated by an African "spirit child\" or "abiku.\" In Okri's subsequent novel, SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT, the abiku Azaro again narrates.

| Subject Matter: Black | Interview Year: 1994 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Booker Prize |

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Kansas City Literary Events

Arts in Prison with Arlin Buyert

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Overland Park, Kan.


Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.