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Ben Okri

Ben OkriBorn: 15-Mar-1959
Birthplace: Minna, Nigeria

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Author, Poet

Nationality: Nigeria
Executive summary: The Famished Road

From the Urhobo tribe.

Father: Silver Okri
Mother: Grace

    High School: Urhobo College, Warri, Nigeria
    University: Essex University

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1991 for The Famished Road
    Officer of the British Empire 2001

Author of books:
Flowers and Shadows (1980, novel)
The Landscapes Within (1981, novel)
Incidents at the Shrine (1986, short stories)
Stars of the New Curfew (1988, short stories)
The Famished Road (1991, novel)
An African Elegy (1992, poetry)
Songs of Enchantment (1993, novel)
Astonishing the Gods (1995, novel)
Dangerous Love (1996, novel)
A Way of Being Free (1997, essays)
Infinite Riches (1998, novel)
Mental Fight (1999, poetry)

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