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  • The Famished Road
  • Ben Okri
  • English
  • 13 September 2018
  • 9780385425131

10 thoughts on “The Famished Road

  1. says:

    This book almost broke me and ate meI went to bed after reading the first twenty pages of it and I dreamt about chasing an antelope with a broken horn which jumped out the window I in turn was being chased by a wild boar covered in blood which spoke in a human voice There was also a flying carpetI don't really like magical realism but this book didn't care I was gonna have it whether I liked it or not It swept me away before I knew it By t

  2. says:

    They wanted to know the essence of pain they wanted to suffer to feel to love to hate to be greater than hate and to be imperfect in order to always have something to strive towards which is beauty They wanted al

  3. says:

    Just didn’t feel the love for this I hate long accounts of dreams in novels and magical realism can be like r

  4. says:

    A boy sat down to read a book but when he looked closely it was not a book but a person The person had green skin and roller skates for eyes A lizard with a head as big as the moon scuttled over and sniffed the green skinned person

  5. says:

    Towards the end of the book in Chapter 12 of Book 7 the author states uite clearly what seems to be his intended message The spirit child is an unwilling adventurer into chaos and sunlight into the dreams of the

  6. says:

    5 starsa monstrously beautiful piece of literaturea must read before you dieDecided to add two comments thatI gave to two Goodreads friends since I wrote such a flimsy little fragments in 2013 when I was not writ

  7. says:

    An oneiric epic Phantasmagoria in the bush One is reminded of Achebe's Things Fall Apart in which the Yoruba myth of the abiku or spirit child i

  8. says:

    I am within sight of finishing my occasional project to read all of the Booker winners I have to say that I have very mixed feelings about this It is undoubtedly striking and very different to any of the other winners but it could have been better for me it seemed too long and a little too self indulgent The reader is also expected to swallow a lot of African folkloreThere are only four main characters The narrator Azari is a s

  9. says:

    The whole of human history is an undiscovered continent deep in our souls The linearity of narrative is a relatively recent innovation in storytelling rather like perspective in painting it is not integral to the art Myths our oldest examples of the narrative art are not linear They spread across time and space in all directions with times past present and future seamlessly intermingling and the ‘real’ world cohabiting the

  10. says:

    Oh my dear lord how I hated The Famished Road Friends don't let friends read this book I only finished it because I was trekking in Nepal with no alternative English language book for miles upon miles In my personal hell this is the only book in the library

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The Famished Road

The dead he is resurrected But in their efforts to save their child Azaro's loving parents are made destitute The tension between the land of the living with its violence and political struggles and the temptations of the carefree kingdom of the spirits propels this latter day Lazarus's sto An oneiric epic Phantasmagoria in the bush One is reminded of Achebe s Things Fall Apart in which the Yoruba myth of the abiku or spirit child is so much darkly rendered The F

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AtureThe narrator Azaro is an abiku a spirit child who in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria exists between life and death The life he foresees for himself and the tale he tells is full of sadness and tragedy but inexplicably he is born with a smile on his face Nearly called back to the land of Towards the end of the book in Chapter 12 of Book 7 the author states uite clearly what seems to be his intended message The spirit child is an unwilling adventurer into chaos

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In the decade since it won the Booker Prize Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children or Gabriel Garcia Maruez's One Hundred Years of Solitude it combines brilliant narrative techniue with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world liter This book almost broke me and ate meI went to bed after reading the first twenty pages of it and I dreamt about chasing an antelope with a broken horn which jumped out the wind


About the Author: Ben Okri

Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna northern Nigeria to an Igbo mother and Urhobo father He grew up in London before returning to Nigeria with his family in 1968 Much of his early fiction explores the political violence that he witnessed at first hand during the civil war in Nigeria He left the country when a grant from the Nigerian government enabled him to read Comparative