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Head of Zeus
A Fire in My Head
A Fire in My Head Ben Okri

A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.

Ben Okri is known for his electrifying imagery and for his passionate response to the issues of our day. He is a poet who engages with reality, and also with what lies beyond reality – the imaginary, the visionary, the inexplicable.

His anger in these poems is as palpable as the anger of his readers when they confront the injustices in the world around us.

'Ben Okri is that rare thing, a literary and social visionary, a writer for whom all three – literature, culture and vision – are profoundly interwoven' Ali Smith.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Poetry
07 Jan 2021 * 160pp * £7.99 * 9781800242999
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PRAISE FOR BEN OKRI:

'Ben Okri is that rare thing, a literary and social visionary, a writer for whom all three – literature, culture and vision – are profoundly interwoven' Ali Smith.

'Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power' Marlon James on The Freedom Artist.
Author
Ben Okri
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'.
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