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An African Elegy (Paperback)
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An African Elegy (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 24/04/1997
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Dreams are the currency of Okri's writing, particularly in this first book of poems, An African Elegy, but also in his books of short stories and prize-winning novel The Famished Road. Okri's dreams are made on the stuff of Africa's colossal economic and political problems, and reading the poems is to experience a constant succession of metaphors of resolution in both senses of the word. Virtually every poem contains an exhortation to climb out of the African miasma, and virtually every poem harvests the dream of itself with an upbeat restorative ending' - Giles Foden, Times Literary Supplement

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099736011
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 64 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 5 mm


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"Authenticity shines out of these poems in the way it does from some East European and Russian poets" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Accessible and affecting... Born of a big spirit that one cannot ignore" -- Gillian Ferguson * Scotland on Sunday *
"A kaleidoscope of tersely condensed implications, with pregnant shifts of mood, tone and meaning brought to bear in the space of each line break... Most of Okri's writing is best understood as poetry, even when not laid out in broken lines" -- Michael Horovitz

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