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.
Head of Zeus * Language and Literary Studies
09 Oct 2014 * 272pp * £4.99 * 9781784081843
'There can be no mistaking Okri's passion and intelligence. A powerful piece of work.'
'Imbues these essays with a writer's insight about the importance of writing. Rhapsodic.'
'Thoughtful, concise, cultivated and clear.'
Scotland on Sunday
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 awards over the years, including the Booker Prize for 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'.
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