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.
“A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The New York Times Book Review
“A mesmerizing vision of modern Nigeria, seen through the eyes of a peculiarly sentient child…. The Famished Road is a quintessential African novel.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A stunning work, suspenseful and haunting, the product of one of the lushest imaginations on record.”
—The Plain Dealer