Websites | Extracts from Novels & Short Stories | Poems
Articles, Essays & Lectures | Interviews | Miscellaneous
Articles, Essays & Lectures | Interviews | Miscellaneous
Books | Articles & Essays | Conference Papers | Entries in Encyclopedias & Reference Works
Dissertations | Study Guides | Bibliographies | Profiles | Reviews | Miscellaneous
Dissertations | Study Guides | Bibliographies | Profiles | Reviews | Miscellaneous
Extracts from Novels & Short Stories
- 'A Bizarre Courtship', Granta 43: Best of British Novelists 2, 1 March 1993. Republished online by Granta on 3 April 2013.
- 'Prière de vivants' (extract from 'A Prayer from the Living' translated into French), Alfredo Jaar: Dossier pédagogique, n.d.
- 'An Excerpt from In Arcadia by Ben Okri' (2002), The Website of Saul Williams, n.d.
- 'Extract from Starbook by Ben Okri' (2007), Random House (Australia), n.d.
- 'Mysteries', Sunday Times, 5 April 2009.
- 'The Awakening Age' (1999), Oxfam, n.d.
- 'Draw' (poem originally in the Evening Standard), BBC, June 2002.
- 'Lines in Potentis' (December 2002), Tate Online, n.d. Commisssioned for the London Assembly/Greater London Authority building, City Hall. Also the poem read by Ben Okri in Trafalgare Square, London, on 14 July 2005.
- 'Children of the Dream', Guardian, 21 August 2003.
- 'Dancing with Change', Ode Magazine 42, April 2007.
- 'Diallo's Testament', National Portrait Gallery, 2013. Video.
- 'A New Dream of Politics', Guardian, 12 October 2015.
Articles, Essays & Lectures
- 'The Case of Ken Saro-Wiwa' (letter), with Chinua Achebe et al., New York Review of Books, 20 April 1995.
- 'Kinetic Nostalgia on a Graduation', Address delivered at the University of Essex, 7 July 2002.
- 'The New Dark Age', Guardian, 21 April 2003.
- 'Schools of the future', Ode 5 (June 2003).
- 'Our work is to free talent in the project of humanity' (Address to the Europaeum Council), Times Higher Education Supplement, 20 June 2003.
- 'Healing the Africa within us', Ode 16 (September 2004).
- 'The Lost Art of Enchantement: Story Telling and Magic', Bollettino '900 1&2 (June-December 2005).
- 'The Golden Inferno' (with Cynthia Jones), Ode Magazine 40, January-February 2007.
- 'On Why Teenagers Are Poets', Daily Telegraph, 28 September 2008.
- 'Our false oracles have failed. We need a new vision to live by', Times, 30 October 2008.
- 'The Obama phenomenon: a dream can compel people to hold their breath in wonder', Times, 1 November 2008.
- 'America follows its bliss', Times (South Africa), 9 November 2008.
- 'Heritage and Vision', New Black Magazine, 26 November 2008.
- 'Memories of Michael Jackson: Lenny Henry, Robin Gibb, Ben Okri, Mark Ellen', Times, 27 June 2009.
- 'My Family Values', Guardian, 26 June 2010.
- 'Full speech: Ben Okri honours Biko', Cape Times, 13 September 2012. Transcript of the lecture given by Ben Okri in honour of Steve Biko.
- 'The missing girls of Chibok will determine Nigeria's fate', Guardian, 6 June 2014, p. 34. [online version: 5 June 2014]
- 'If I were king for a day my reign would be a walk in the park', Guardian, 7 November 2014.
- 'A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness', Guardian, 27 December 2014.
- 'Can art save the world?', 11.11.11, March 2015. Lecture delivered at the KVS in Brussels on 5 March 2015.
- 'My Perfect Weekend: Reading Quickly Is A Disaster', Telegraph, 7 May 2015. Celebrities share their perfect weekends.
- 'The spirit of Africa's people will transform the continent', Guardian, 7 September 2015.
- 'Under the Sun: A Meditation by Ben Okri on Stories', Irish Times, 4 November 2015. From The Mystery Feast.
- 'The Famished Road was written to give myself reasons to live', Guardian, 15 March 2016. Edited extract from the introduction to the 25th anniversary edition of The Famished Road.
- 'Ben Okri', Interview by Edward Blishen, ICA Guardian Conversations, 1988. Video file.
- 'Talking with Ben Okri', Interview by Philip Emeagwali, Emeagwali.com, 19 July 1992.
- 'Mixing It: Novelists Ben Okri and Amy Tan talk to Bel Mooney about their eclectic spirituality', New Internationalist 370 (August 2004).
- 'Beauty in science and literature: Ben Okri talks to neuroscientist Nancy Rothwell FRS about the concept of beauty in science and literature', Royal Society, 14 September 2004. Video file.
- 'Cultural Life: Ben Okri, author', by Charlotte Cripps, Independent, 8 February 2008.
- Ben Okri showcase, chaired by Palash Dav?, LSE, 28 February 2009. Audio file.
- 'One Minute With: Ben Okri', Interview by Henry Brennan, Independent, 17 April 2009.
- 'An afternoon with Sir David Attenborough', Interview conducted by Ben Okri, Guardian, 3 June 2009.
- 'The Forum: Part 2: Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri on breaking free', BBC World Service, 19 July 2009. Audio file.
- 'Ben Okri in Conversation with Vanity Fair's Anderson Tepper', PEN American Center, 2010. Video.
- 'Interview: Ben Okri', Granta, 7 April 2011. Online only.
- 'A Time for New Dreams', interview by Claire Armitstead, RSA, 4 April 2011. Audio file & video highlights.
- 'Book Slam Podcast 34 (with Ben Okri, Simon Armitage, Nikesh Shukla, Tanya Auclair, Joe Dunthorne and Philip Wells)', interview with Alex Rayner, Spokenword.org, 5 May 2011. Audio file. Ben Okri section starts at 6:40.
- 'Discovering a love of literature', Interview by Nima Elbagir, African Voices, CNN, 27 June 2011. Video.
- 'A Time for New Dreams', Interview by Nima Elbagir, African Voices, CNN, 27 June 2011. Video.
- 'A very unique writing struggle', Interview by Nima Elbagir, African Voices, CNN, 27 June 2011. Video.
- 'Magical Ben Okri casts a spell on his readers', Interview by Nima Elbagir, African Voices, CNN, 28 June 2011. Video and transcript.
- 'Ben Okri: I always go back to The Odyssey', Telegraph, 21 July 2011. Video.
- 'Got strange sensation of being home in India: Ben Okri', by Archana Khare Ghose, Times of India, 19 January 2012.
- 'Ben Okri says reading is not as innocent as we think', by Anirudh Chaudhary, WSN (Press Agency), 21 January 2012.
- 'Jaipur literary fest: An interview with Ben Okri', by Geetanjali Jhala, Daily Bhaskar, 22 January 2012.
- 'Reality is not in the realism', by Vikram Kapur, Hindu, 28 January 2012.
- 'For me, writing is a quest for freedom: Author Ben Okri', by Geetanjali Jhala, DNA (Press Agency), 29 January 2012.
- 'Ben Okri ? One hat worn many ways', by Adilah Ismail, Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), 12 February 2012.
- 'The Books Interview: Ben Okri', by Sophie Elmhirst, New Statesman 141.5099 (2 April 2012), p. 41. [online version: 29 March 2012]
- 'Painter of Secrets', by Anupama Raju, Frontline (30 November 2012), pp. 105-108.
- 'Professor Cornel West in conversation with Ben Okri on Literature and the Nation', University of Cambridge, 25 June 2013.
- 'In Conversation: Dr Lucy Peltz and Ben Okri', National Portrait Gallery, 2013. About Okri's poem 'Diallo's Testament', a sonnet written as a response to the portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. Video.
- 'Booker Prize Winner Ben Okri: Activating Another Consciousness', 2paragraphs.com, 6 January 2014.
- 'Ben Okri on Teju Cole, Binyavanga Wainaina and the State of African Writing', Books Live, 14 May 2014.
- 'Is there magic in writing?', interview with Susan Cahill, Talking Books, Newstalk, 21 July 2014.
- 'I want to look at the big things that exist in the micro-moments: Ben Okri', by Alaka Sahani, Indian Express, 16 November 2014.
- 'Ben Okri on Books and Arts', by Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio, 25 May 2015.
- 'Nigerian Novelist and Poet - Ben Okri', interview by Stephen Sackur, Hardtalk, BBC World Service, 7 January 2016. A video excerpt is also available here; the full video is available only within the UK.
- 'The more accurate a writer's description, the less the reality in his work: Ben Okri', interview by Bishan Samaddar, Scroll.in, 17 January 2016.
- 'Our politicians have failed us more than our writers: Ben Okri', interview by Priyanka Dasgupta, Times of India, 19 January 2016.
- 'Between Worlds', interview by Premankur Biswas, Indian Express, 20 January 2016.
- 'Travelling Life: Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri', interview by Saeed Saeed, National, 21 March 2016.
- 'Cultural life: Ben Okri, Novelist', by Charlotte Cripps, Independent, 15 March 2013. Ben Okri selects his favourite books, films, plays and television shows.
- 'Ben Okri, The Famished Road - with annotations', Guardian (online), 18 May 2013.
- N - The Madness of Reason, Inti Films, 2014. Official website for the documentary film scripted by Ben Okri.
- O'Connor, Maurice, The Writings of Ben Okri: Transcending the Local and the National (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2008).
Articles & Essays
- Akubuiro, Henry, 'Ben Okri: Blending the Identity and Culture of the Nigerian Writer in The Famished Road', Daily Sun (Nigeria), 3 March 2012.
- Aladaylah, Majed Hamed, 'Making Sense of the "Freedom Scapes" in Ben Okri's In Arcadia', Asian Social Science 9.2 (2013), pp. 305-309.
- Asadu, Emmanuela Uzoma, 'Leadership, Human Degradation and Social Change in Ben Okri's The Famished Road', International Journal of Research in Arts and Social Sciences 8.1 (2015), pp. 138-146.
- Awitor, Francis Etsè, 'Portraying a Tragic Hero in Ben Okri's Flowers and Shadows: The Case of Jonan Okwe', AIC 15 (2015), pp. 127-133.
- Balzer, C. D., 'Mme-dolph and the Question of (Postcolonial) Art', Commonwealth 18.2 (Spring 1996), pp. 13-20.
- Carbonieri, Divanize, 'Hibridismo e simultaneidade em The Famished Road de Ben Okri', Acta Scientiarum. Language and Culture, 30.1 (2008), pp. 53-62.
- Choudhury, Saradashree, 'Folklore and Society in Transition: A Study of The Palm-Wine Drinkard and The Famished Road', African Journal of History and Culture 6.1 (2015), pp. 3-11.
- Chukwumah, Ignatius, 'The Figure with Recurrent Presence: The Defiant Hero in Nigerian Narratives', Acta Scientiarum 36.1 (January-March 2014), pp. 73-82. Partly deals with The Famished Road.
- Chukwumah, Ignatius, 'The Phenomenon of Exile as a Mutant Strain in Nigerian Narratives', Nsukka Journal of the Humanities 22 (2014), pp. 213-220. Partly deals with The Famished Road.
- Chukwumah, Ignatius, 'From Realism to Fantasy: The Poetics of Setting in Ben Okri's Narratives', Nordic Journal of African Studies 24.1 (2015), pp. 23-44.
- Darie, Daniela-Irina, 'A New Mask for Olorun: The Syncretic Mythopoeia of the African Novel in the 20th Century', Proceedings of the International Conference 'Communication, Context and Interdisciplinarity', vol. 3 (Tîrgu-Mures: "Petru Maior" University Press, 2014), pp. 1192-1203.
- Fox, Alistair Graeme,'In Search of the Postmodern Utopia: Ben Okri's In Arcadia', Portal 2.2 (July 2005).
- Gane, Gillian, 'The Forest and the Road in Novels by Chinua Achebe and Ben Okri', Alternation 14.2 (2007), pp. 40-52.
- Guo, Deyan, 'Trauma and History in Ben Okri's Fiction', Cross-Cultural Communication 8.6 (2012), pp. 34-41.
- Ikechi, Emeka, 'The Style of Ben Okri in Songs of Enchantment and Infinite Riches', African Research Review 9.4 (September 2015), pp. 148-156.
- Ikechi, Emeka, 'Stylistic Devices in Ben Okri's The Famished Road', AFRREV IJAH: An International Journal of Arts and Humanities 5.1 (January 2016), pp. 245-253.
- Kamalu, Ikenna, 'Metaphor and the Rhetoric of Postcolonial Politics in Ben Okri's Fiction', CONTEXT: Journal of Social & Cultural Studies, 11.1 (March 2008), pp. 26-46.
- Kehinde, Ayo, 'Rulers Against Writers, Writers Against Rulers: The Failed Promise of the Public Sphere in Postcolonial Nigerian Fiction', Journal of English Studies 8 (2010), pp. 73-102. Also published in Lumina 21.1 (March 2010), Africa Development 35.1&2 (2010), pp. 27-53, and Matatu 39 (2011), pp. 221-251. Contains a section on Ben Okri's The Famished Road.
- Kehinde, Owoeye Durojaiye, 'Norms of Ambivalence in Setting, Plot and Point-of-View in the Anti-Realist World of Salman Rushdie and Ben Okri', International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature 1.6 (November 2012), pp. 210-221.
- Mahmutovic, Adnan, 'Reality as an Unfinished Project: A Re-review of The Famished Road', Literary Magic Magazine (Spring-Summer 2009). Short essay.
- Mahmutovic, Adnan, 'History as the Road of Existential Struggle in The Famished Road', Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies 1.3&4 (2010), pp. 1-13.
- Obobolo, Vincent P.A., 'Postcolonialism as a Reading Strategy: Ben Okri's The Famished Road', AFRREV LALIGENS: An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies 4.2 (May 2015), pp. 45-64.
- Obumselu, Ben, 'Ben Okri's The Famished Road: A Re-evaluation', Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 48.1 (2011), pp. 26-38.
- O'Connor, Maurice Frank, 'Writing from Memory: The Diasporic Discourse of Abdulrazak Gurnah and Ben Okri', Afroeuropa: Journal of Afroeuopean Studies 1.2 (2007).
- Peeren, Esther, 'The Postcolonial and/as the Spirit World : Theorizing the Ghost in Jacques Derrida, Achille Mbembe and Ben Okri's The Famished Road', in Mélanie Joseph-Vilain, Judith Misrahi-Barak & Gerry Turcotte (eds.), Postcolonial Ghosts / Fantômes postcoloniaux (Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée; coll. Les Carnets du CERPAC 8, 2009), pp. 327-343.
- Peeren, Esther, 'Everyday Ghosts and the Ghostly Everyday in Amos Tutuola, Ben Okri, and Achille Mbembe', in Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture, ed. by María del Pilar Blanco & Esther Peeren (London: Continuuum: 2010), pp. 106-117.
- Sharma, Richa, 'Ben Okri's Fiction: A Critique of Postcolonial Discourse', Research Scholar 3.2 (May 2015), pp. 345-349.
- Tunca, Daria, 'Ben Okri's The Landscapes Within and Dangerous Love: Vision and Revision', Bell New Series 2: The Linguistics / Literature Interface (2004), pp. 85-101.
- Jojo Verge, Violetta, 'Ben Okri's Inscription In Arcadia: An Epiphany of Life and Art', paper presented at the conference '"African Renewal, African Renaissance": New Perspectives on Africa’s Past and Africa’s Present', African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Annual Conference Proceedings, 26-28 November, 2004.
- Ogunbayo, Sola, 'Crystallizing Idyllic Africa: Prophetic Myths in Selected Fiction of Ben Okri', Codesria 13th General Assembly, Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011.
Entries in Encyclopedias & Reference Works
- Bennett Robert, 'Ben Okri' (biography, major works and themes, critical reception and bibliography), in Puspa Naidu Parekh and Siga Fatima Jagne (eds), Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, (Westport: Greenwood, 1998).
- Obano, Nisha, 'Ben Okri (1959 - )', Encyclopedia of Afropean Studies, 2013.
- Barhoun, Brahim, 'Magical Realism as Postcolonial Discourse: Magic, the Carnivalesque and Hybridity in Ben Okri's Abiku trilogy', PhD dissertation, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2013, 357 pp.
- DuBois Bourenane, Heather L., 'Rewriting the Real: Magical Realism and the Fiction of Wilson Harris and Ben Okri', MA thesis, Ohio State University, 2000.
- Nkwain Ngam, Roland, 'Ben Okri's The Famished Road: A Case Study in the Translation of New Englishes', MA thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2004.
- Sasser, Kim, 'Magically Strategized Belonging: Magical Realism as Cosmopolitan Mapping in Ben Okri, Cristina Garc?a, and Salman Rushdie', PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2011. Contains a chapter entitled 'Vernacular Humanism in Ben Okri's The Famished Road' (pp. 57-121).
- 'The Famished Road, by Ben Okri', NoveList, 2010.
- 'Famished Road: Ben Okri', Random House (New Zealand), n.d.
- 'Ben Okri', Contemporary Writers, n.d. Includes a 'Critical Perspective' section by Jules Smith, 2002.
- 'Ben Okri (1959 - )', Pegasos, n.d.
- Chatterjee, Julia, 'Out Of Dark Africa: Ben Okri weaves a tale of inequality in a shrinking world', Outlook India Magazine, 15 May 1996.
- Hattersley, Roy, 'A Man in Two Minds' (Guardian Profile), Guardian, 21 August 1999.
- Dorsman, Robert (trans. Ko Kooman), 'Ben Okri', Poetry International Web, 2000.
- Kamp, Jurriaan, '"Treat life as a workshop to find out who you are"', Ode Magazine 33 (May 2006).
- Köhler, Florian, 'Ein Nigerianischer Schriftsteller in London', Ntama: Journal of African Music and Popular Culture, 24 January 2004. In German.
- Oguntola, Segun, 'Ben Okri: A Rousing Bard', Nigerians in America, 6 March 2005.
- Palmer, Judith, 'Ben Okri: Great art tries to get us to the place of true enchantment', Independent, 7 September 2002, p. 22.
- Pronk, Iris, 'Interview Ben Okri: Ik wil priemende vragen stellen', Trouw, 27 September 2003.
- 'A Writer Honoured', BBC News, 15 June 2001.
- 'Ben Okri (1959 - )', Guardian, 22 July 2002.
- 'Die Biografie von Ben Okri', Afro: Literaturporal Afrikaroman, n.d. In German.
- 'Ben Okri (1959 - ): Portrait', Marabout-Seite, October 2005. In German.
- Jaggi, Maya, 'Free spirit', Guardian, 11 August 2007, p. 12.
- Goring, Rosemary, 'A bringer of light amid the world's darkness', Herald, 25 August 2007, p. 19.
- Naparstek, Ben, 'Prince of the planet', Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2007, p. 30.
- Anrys, Stefaan, 'Ben Okri: "Ik ben opgegroeid met jongens die geesten zagen"', MO* Magazine, 24 June 2009. In Dutch.
- Anrys, Stefaan, 'Interview with Booker Prize Laureate Ben Okri: "I grew up with kids seeing spirits"', trans. Matthias Somers, MO* Magazine, 26 August 2009. English version of the Dutch profile listed above.
- Mansfield, Susan, 'Interview: Ben Okri - Booker prize-winning novelist and poet', Scotsman, 8 March 2010.
- Agbedeh, Terh, 'Okri Finds a Time for New Dreams', National Mirror, 20 April 2011.
- 'Corruption biggest threat to Nigeria, Says Okri', by Wasfia Jalali, PTI, 21 January 2012.
- Butalia, Nivriti, 'A brief encounter with Ben Okri', Khaleej Times, 7 March 2013.
- Sengupta, Chiranjib, 'An accurate voice of post-modern Africa', Weekend Review, 21 March 2013.
- Mackley, Elizabeth, 'Quietly quirky, Okri cast his poetic spell', Swindon Advertiser, 15 May 2013.
- Kellaway, Kate, 'Ben Okri: "Are you ready for African food?"', Observer, 20 October 2013, p. 6.
- Butler, Eoin, 'Ben Okri: "We are poised on the edge of a crisis"', Irish Times, 27 June 2014.
- Breathnach, Ronan, 'Is their magic in writing?', Newstalk, 19 July 2014.
- Jewell, Stephen, 'Exploring the dark side of utopia', New Zealand Herald, 9 May 2015.
- Wilson, Madeleine, 'The "magic of moments": Ben Okri on slow reading and his new novel', Conversation, 27 May 2015.
- Yates, Sienna, 'Ben Okri promises an age of magic at NZ Writers' Festival', stuff.co.nz, 10 May 2015.
- Knott, Kylie, 'Novelist Ben Okri on the childhood trauma that drives his creativity', South China Morning Post, 29 July 2015.
- East, Ben, 'Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri: "Reality itself is mysterious in nature"', National, 3 November 2015.
- Chatterjee, Gouri, '"A politics without dreams is arid and barren": Ben Okri at the Kolkata Literary Festival', Firstpost, 17 January 2016.
- Dasgupta, Priyanka, 'India going through amazing literary period: Ben Okri', Times of India, 13 January 2016.
- Armstrong, Lucy A., 'An Ecstasy of Nightmares', African Writers Trust, 29 January 2014.
- Upchurch, Michael, 'Human, Spirit Worlds Mesh In Okri Novel', Seattle Times, 24 May 1992.
- Upchurch, Michael, 'Page Turners: What To Read When You Want To Relax', Seattle Times, 1 August 1993. Very short review. Scroll down the page.
- Taylor, Paul, 'Dreams of a boy on earth', Independent, 21 March 1993.
- Upchurch, Michael, 'Brave New Worlds: Two Exuberant, Mythic Works From British Colonial Legacy', Seattle Times, 14 November 1992.
- Adams, Tim, 'Grope springs eternal', Observer (Review), 22 September 2002, p. 16.
- Trouw, 13 September 2003. In Dutch. Very short review.
- Ball, Magdalena, Compulsive Reader, n.d.
- Hickling, Alfred, 'Tunnel Vision', Guardian (Review), 12 October 2002, p. 27.
- Robson, David, 'Self-discovery by Eurostar', Sunday Telegraph, 6 October 2002, p. 16.
- Rose, Sean James, 'De l'ironie au lyrisme', Lire, June 2003. In French.
- Tervonen, Taina, 'A la recherche de la Muse et des illusions perdues', Africultures 56 (September 2003). In French.
- Treglown, Jeremy, 'Past glories prove elusive', Spectator, 28 September 2002, p. 68.
- Tynan, Eithne, Sunday Tribune, 17 August 2003. Very short review.
- Adair, Tom, 'Celestial bodies', Scotsman, 18 August 2007, p. 16.
- Barnacle, Hugo, Review of Starbook, Sunday Times, 19 August 2007, Culture p. 47.
- Brown, Ben, 'Some day her prince will come', Observer (Review), 19 August 2007, p. 26.
- Curtis, Vanessa, 'Famished road leads to a philosophical feast', Scotland on Sunday, 19 August 2007, p. 20.
- Flynn, Julia, 'Has Ben Okri lost touch with reality?', Telegraph, 9 September 2007, p. 46. [online version: 13 September 2007]
- Griffiths, Niall, 'A parable the size of a housebrick', Telegraph, 16 August 2007.
- Hildyard, Daisy, 'Mythical tale of the white wind', Yorkshire Post, 31 August 2007.
- Sandys, Elspeth, 'Falling star', New Zealand Listener 211.3525 (1-7 December 2007).
- Serrao, Angelique, 'A sense of self based on stories', Star, 15 November 2007. Scroll down the page
- Tay, Janet, 'Anti-spell for the 21st century', Malaysia Star, 23 September 2007.
- Taylor, Alan, 'The art of creation', Sunday Herald, 19 August 2007.
- Adcock, Fleur, 'Small and curiously formed', Financial Times, 4 April 2009, p. 16. [online version: 6 April 2009]
- Daniel, Lucy, 'Lost in a cloud of mysticism', Daily Telegraph, 2 May 2009, p. 24. [online version: 30 April 2009]
- Deveson, Tom, 'A padded sell', Sunday Times, 26 April 2009, p. 47.
- Parini, Jay, 'Introducing the stoku', review of Tales of Freedom, Guardian (Review), 25 April 2009, p. 11.
The Age of Magic
- 'Swiss mystery in Ben Okri's new novel', Business Standard, 24 November 2014.
- Goldsworthy, Kerryn, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 January 2015.
- Haverty, Anne, 'Giving substance to the abstract', Irish Times, 19 September 2015.
- Khan, Ammara, 'Confronting the Past', Kashmir Monitor, 29 March 2015.
- Larson, Charles R., 'Of Quylphs and Bad Sex', Counterpunch, 29 May 2015.
- McEwen, Todd, 'Devil finds work for idle hands', Sunday Herald (Scotland), 25 October 2014.
- Speirs, Helen, 'Bewitching and rich allegorical tale', Otago Daily Times, 26 January 2015.
- Gibbons, Fiachra, 'Okri has tough message for Britain', Guardian, 30 January 2003, p. 9. Published online as 'Okri has harsh words for Britain'.
- Twaalfhoven, Anita, 'Mensen en geesten in een Afrikaanse straat', Trouw, 22 September 2003. Article in Dutch about the stage version of The Famished Road.
- Quarmby, Katharine, 'Healing verses', Guardian (G2), 19 April 2005, p. 9.
- Flood, Alison, 'Ben Okri releases new poem on Twitter', Guardian, 25 March 2009.
- 'The triumph that is The Famished Road', Mail & Guardian [online], 13 July 2009. On the stage adaptation of Okri's novel.
- 'Fatwa changed history of The Satanic Verses, says Ben Okri', Hindustan Times, 21 January 2012.
- Alleyne, Richard, 'Ben Okri "disappointment" at editor he claims re-wrote his work', Telegraph, 11 February 2012.
- Flood, Alison, 'Ben Okri erupts at editor over "rewriting" claim', Guardian (online), 13 February 2012.
- 'Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri appointed as Visiting Professor at University of Leicester', University of Leicester, 2 April 2012.
- Allen, Katie, 'Okri made Caine Prize vice-president', Bookseller, 26 April 2012.
- 'Comic Destiny brings a surreal good feeling to Riverside Studios', getwestlondon, 3 September 2012. On the stage adaptation of Okri's story 'The Comic Destiny'.
- Davis, Rebecca, 'Ben Okri at Steve Biko Memorial Lecture: "Freedom was just the overture"', Daily Maverick, 13 September 2012.
- 'National Portrait Gallery Commissions Ben Okri to Write Poems for Portrait of Freed Slave Exhibit', Broadway World, 7 August 2013.
- Peltz, Lucy, 'Discovering Diallo with Ben Okri', National Portrait Gallery, 2 October 2013.
- 'Ben Okri, Honoris Causa, University of Pretoria', press release, 9 April 2014.
- Campbell, Lisa, 'Ben Okri moves to Head of Zeus', Bookseller, 20 May 2014.
- Tran, Mark, 'Ben Okri wins bad sex in fiction award for scene featuring rocket going off', Guardian, 3 December 2014.
- Alberge, Dalya & Mark Brown, 'Actor Janet Suzman criticised for calling theatre "a white invention"', Guardian, 8 December 2014. Includes comments by Ben Okri.
- Samatar, Sofia, 'Black and African writers don't need instructions from Ben Okri', Guardian, 30 December 2014. A response to Ben Okri's article 'A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness'.
- Phepheng, Maruping, 'Ben Okri and the gratuitous quest to stir', News24, 8 January 2015. A response to Ben Okri's article 'A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness'.
- Sosibo, Kwanele, 'Okri's insufficient renaissance', Mail & Guardian, 17 April 2015. About Ben Okri's talk in Pretoria on African Renaissance.
- Newland, Courttia, 'Black authors have freedom of speech but not of subject matter', Evening Standard, 20 April 2015. A response to Ben Okri's article 'A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness'.
- 'Words are magic: Ben Okri', Gulf Today, 6 November 2015. About Ben Okri's participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair.
- 'Twitter Improved My Poetry: Booker Winning Author Ben Okri', New Indian Express, 14 January 2016.
- Roy, Sanjoy, 'New Ben Okri poem accompanies earthy dance', review of Terra by Hubert Essakow, Guardian, 26 February 2016.
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