The Resource The famished road, Ben Okri

The famished road, Ben Okri

Label
The famished road
Title
The famished road
Statement of responsibility
Ben Okri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 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 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 story
Awards note
Winner of the Booker Prize
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okri, Ben
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.O394
LC item number
F3 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Magic
Label
The famished road, Ben Okri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel: Songs of enchantment
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27146465
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780385425131
Lccn
92044168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27146465
Label
The famished road, Ben Okri
Publication
Note
Sequel: Songs of enchantment
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27146465
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780385425131
Lccn
92044168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27146465

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