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A major event: Ben Okri's first book of poems for more than a decade

Ben Okri is a prolific Booker-Prize winning novelist and essayist, but has published only two collections of poetry. The first was An African Elegy and the second was Mental Fight. Both were highly regarded. Thus a third collection is a literary event, especially since 13 years have elapsed since his last.

Okri's new volume, Wild, is very much suited to this fragile era of change that we are living through today. A period when the delicacy of nature around us is commensurate with the forms and images inside us. Both can be easily destroyed, and both are subject to a certain sort of transformation. Yet change is here whether this is what we want or not, and we will have to learn to dance with it as gracefully as possible. There is no other way.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    April 1, 2012


    96 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook


    March 1, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    96 pages

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Also by Ben Okri

Mental Fight
A Time For New Dreams
Infinite Riches
Stars Of The New Curfew
An African Elegy
Songs Of Enchantment
Incidents At The Shrine
The Famished Road


Useless Magic
The Odyssey
Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil
The Iliad
Introducing George The Poet
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
The Bone Flowers
Falling Awake
No Map Could Show Them
Song of Myself
The Stairwell
Speak, Old Parrot
In the Flesh
New Poems Book Four
All Of Us
Christmas Day
Slops, Props And Goosestep Flavoured Lifesavers
War Poems And Others