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The famished road

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  • Auteur: Okri, Ben
    Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed

    Booker Prize winner. 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.

    Sujet(s): Fiction | Magic
    Éditeur original: New York : Anchor Books, 1993
    Langue(s): English