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Ben Okri

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.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.

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Ben Okri

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.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.

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Ben Okri

Azaro, a "spirit-child" from a ghetto community in Africa, uses his instinctual memory from ancient times to see the hate and violence that keep his people trapped in poverty

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Ben Okri

Azaro is a spirit child. He made a pact with his spirit companions that when he was born he would die at the first opportunity and rejoin them. But after his birth, Azaro broke his pact. His spirit companions have so far sent five spirits to reclaim him, who have failed. Two more are sent and are the most dangerous of all. In one sense Infinite Riches picks up where Songs of Enchantment left off. Azaro's father has been implicated in the murder of a neighbour and Infinite Riches begins with his arrest and imprisonment. At the same time it introduces a new and enlightening aspect to the story of Nigeria. The writing is rich with allegorical illusion and vivid with magical imagery. This is Ben Okri at his inspiring best.

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The Famished Road Study Guide consists of approx. 50 pages of summaries and analysis on The Famished Road by Ben Okri. This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.

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Oluwasegun Samuel Adegoke

The author, in this work, has exposed ritual strategies that establish the Abiku concept in African literature and provided access to intangible realms and narrative devices, such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, astral travel and use of animals as agents of sight, through which Ben Okri in the selected texts alters the protocols of realist representation and subverts the universalizing values of Western culture. The implication of the supernatural in the plot structure of the selected texts is interrogated, and how this has widened the scope of literary realism.

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The Famished Road lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text; while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.

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Ben Okri

Winner of the Man Booker Prize: “Okri shares with García Márquez a vision of the world as one of infinite possibility. . . . A masterpiece” (The Boston Sunday Globe). Azaro is a spirit child, an abiku, existing, according to the African tradition, between life and death. Born into the human world, he must experience its joys and tragedies. His spirit companions come to him often, hounding him to leave his mortal world and join them in their idyllic one. Azaro foresees a trying life ahead, but he is born smiling. This is his story.   When President Bill Clinton first went to Africa he quoted from The Famished Road, which has inspired literature, art, politics, and pop songs—and even been referenced in an episode of The Simpsons. A transformative story for all ages and all times, it means many things to many people. Few contemporary novels have aroused as much passion as this one. Indeed, twenty-five years after its breakout publication, the iconic story of Azaro’s travels continues to mesmerize new generations.   For readers of Things Fall Apart or One Hundred Years of Solitude, this Man Booker Prize–winning blend of fabulism and gritty realism by the Nigerian author of Astonishing the Gods and Dangerous Love is a “dazzling, hypnotic” journey through Africa that “weaves the humblest detail with the most extravagant flight of fancy to create an astonishing fictional tapestry” (San Francisco Chronicle). Already considered a classic of world literature, it is “a masterpiece if ever one existed” (The Boston Sunday Globe).  

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By (author) Maduabuchi Nwachukwu

If you are looking for a mytho-historic resolution to the various Nigerian socio-political and economic problems, this book will serve as a well of knowledge to you as it recognizes the abiku essence of the Nigerian nation. If you are interested in knowing how Nigeria gets to this crossroad of (Abikuness)uncertainty, you need to study this book for it will educate you from the lens of mytho-histor...

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Ben Okri

Azaro is a spirit child. He made a pact with his spirit companions that when he was born he would die at the first oppurtunity, but after his birth, he broke the pact and continued to live. His spirit companions threatend to send seven spirits to reclaim him. So far, five have tried and failed, but the remaining two are the most dangerous of all. This continuation of the story of Azaro is rich with allegorical vision, and interwoven with the politics of Nigeria.

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Emeka Chiegboka C. Ifesieh

This book contrastively analyses metaphorical expressions in the English and German versions of Things Fall Apart (TFA), das Alte stürzt (dAs) by Chinua Achebe and The Famished Road (TFR), die hungrige Strasse (dhS) by Ben Okri with a view to explicating the untranslatability features in the selected texts. The study employs Skopos and Black’s interaction theories to account for the adequacy or otherwise of the translations and the metaphoric imagery in the texts respectively. Then, Critical Discourse Analysis and Conceptual theory of meaning account for ideological underpinnings and meanings of texts respectively. Forty six socioculturally grounded metaphors (30 from TFA; 16 from TFR), which have untranslatability slants have been purposively sampled from the two texts, and subjected to contrastive analysis using the Hallidayan systemic functional grammar as a linguistic framework. Findings show that metaphorical and semantic use variations together with inexactitude of lexical replacements are the causes of untranslatabilities in both dAs and dhS.