The first book in the Famished Road trilogy.
Azario is a spirit child who is born to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions.
Now he has chosen to stay in the world of the living.
A beautifully written and moving novel combining fantasy and the vision of a child, the supernatural and the here-and-now, to convey Nigerian peasant life in the changing world.
About the Author
Ben Okri's books have won several awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the prestigious International Literary Prize Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore 1993. The Famished Road won the Booker Prize in 1991. He was born in Minna, Nigeria.
Booker Prize Winner in 1991. This magical novel, by a Nigerian writer living in Britain, depicts Azaro, a spirit child, and his adventures which take place in a teeming, exuberant world where reality and vision blur. Endowed with special powers that lead him into mischief, and pursued by other spirits, Azaro shows us the world through his enchanted eyes. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 1st June 2003
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.837 x 12.852 x 3.658
Weight (kg): 0.412