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Medium   by Ben Okri

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0224027018
Books Registered: 8
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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 Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature.

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.


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Registered by dogsapples of Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria United Kingdom on 3/1/2006

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Registered by flanners of Havant, Hampshire United Kingdom on 3/14/2006

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Registered by countofmonte of Heanor, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 3/30/2009

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Registered by countofmonte of Heanor, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 8/1/2010

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Registered by Tarishi of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on 2/23/2007

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