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Songs of Enchantment
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  • Published: 5 April 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099218715
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Songs of Enchantment


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The second book in the trilogy which began with the Booker prize-winning The Famished Road.

One great thought can change the dreams of the world. One great action, lived out all the way to the sea, can change the history of the world. The adventures of Azaro, the spirit child, continue. From the bestselling author of The Famished Road comes this radiant sequel.

  • Pub date: 5 April 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099218715
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Ben Okri

Ben Okri has published 8 novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.

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Praise for Songs of Enchantment

“Triumphant...a joyful and entertaining read”

Guardian

“Passages of extraordinary beauty... Okri paints a convincing surrealist picture”

Sunday Times

“Reading Okri felt to me like talking to someone who has a secret”

New Statesman

“Ben Okri writes beautifully... a triumph of inspiration over the everyday. His prose is dense with pungent metaphor, sometimes whimsical, sometimes bawdy... fraught with wild visions”

The Times

“A love story and an account of the conflict between the parties of the rich and the poor... Okri's voice is all his own”

Independent

“A prodigious talent”

Time


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