Ben Okri

Nigeria

Thursday 27 August 2009 at 20:00 The Queen's Hall

International Authors’ Stage

Nigerian writer Ben Okri (b. 1959) got his international breakthrough with The Famished Road (1991) for which he also received the Booker prize.

Okri is known and loved for his blend of social and magical realism, and with his latest book Starbook, he has created a fascinating cross between a universal fable and a story about African culture before and during the colonisation.

Okri was born in Nigeria and has fled the country several times because of war. He grew up in a ghetto in Lagos, studied in London and already had international success at the age of 32.

INTERVIEW: Helle Solvang Helle Solvang

Helle Solvang, journalist for DR, will talk with Ben Okri about the subjects and cornerstones in his authorship

(photo: Jon Nordstrøm)

READING: Klaus Tange
Klaus Tange

Actor Klaus Tange will read passages from Starbook 

 

Standard  DKK 90
Students DKK 60
Diamoond club DKK 50
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Tickets at the reception desk in the Diamond, at Billetlugen or in Fona stores.

The event takes place in English

Restaurant søren k will be serving a glass of wine after the event.

Acknowledgements:

The conversation will be recorded by DR TV