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A Way of Being Free
09 Oct 2014 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781784081843

Twelve of Ben Okri's most controversial non-fiction pieces form this collection on the theme of freedom.

Non Fiction / DNF (Language and Literary Studies)
Extent: 272 pages
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The Age of Magic
Astonishing the Gods
In Arcadia
Dangerous Love
The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age
The Freedom Artist
A Time for New Dreams
The Comic Destiny
Prayer for the Living
A Fire in My Head
Every Leaf a Hallelujah
Mental Fight
Wild
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A Way of Being FreeBen Okri

From Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: twelve of his most controversial non-fiction pieces form this collection on the theme of freedom.

Ranging from the personal to the analytical, covering subjects such as art, politics, storytelling and creativity, A WAY OF BEING FREE confirms Okri's place as one of the most inspiring of contemporary writers.

'All I wanted to do was to remind myself at all times to just sing my song. To just sing it through all the difficulties and silences' BEN OKRI.

Ben Okri was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for his fiction, and is also an acclaimed essayist, playwright, and poet. In 2019 Astonishing the Gods was named as one of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'.

'There can be no mistaking Okri's passion and intelligence. A powerful piece of work.' Sunday Telegraph

'Imbues these essays with a writer's insight about the importance of writing. Rhapsodic.' Independent

'Thoughtful, concise, cultivated and clear.' Scotland on Sunday

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