Inspired by environmental activism, Tiger Work blends fiction, essay and poetry to make a powerful and very personal appeal for change.
If we continue to live as we do now, Ben Okri argues in this evocative collection, there will be no world left for us to fix. He imagines messages, sent to us from beyond the end, from those who saw it coming – from Africa, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world – exhorting us to change now.
This is a collection comprising two poems and six prose pieces – three short stories, an essay, a letter, and an interview. It has Ben's classic blend of storytelling, fantasy and magic.
'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.
'Okri's rhythmic, folk tale-like prose is beguiling.' Sunday Times on The Freedom Artist.
'Okri's otherworldly literary approach has produced masterpieces.' Independent on Sunday.
'Okri's writing has a light-as-air elegance, yet its seriousness keeps the stories gravity-bound.' New Statesman on The Magic Lamp