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Welcome
Ben Okri was born in Nigeria in 1959, and now lives in England. At once a poet, a fiction writer and an essayist, he is best known for his novel The Famished Road, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1991. His latest book of fiction is entitled Tales of Freedom (2009), and his new collection of essays, A Time for New Dreams, was released earlier this year.

Comments and additions are most welcome and can be sent to the editor of this bibliography, Daria Tunca.

News and Updates
12 November 2013: Primary Sources, Secondary Sources and On the Internet sections updated.

15 October 2013: Secondary Sources and On the Internet sections updated. With thanks to Ray Chikogu.

10 June 2013: Primary Sources and Secondary Sources updated with an interview and essays contained in Vanessa Guignery's new edited book on The Famished Road.

15 April 2013: Secondary Sources updated.

8 December 2012: Secondary Sources updated with a reference to Vanessa Guignery's recently published book, Seeing and Being: Ben Okri's The Famished Road.

31 August 2012: Secondary Sources updated.

16 July 2012: Secondary Sources updated. With reiterated thanks to Vanessa Guignery.

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