WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 1991 So long as we are alive, so long as we feel, so long as we love, everything in us is an energy we can use. He is born into a world of poverty, ignorance and injustice, but Azaro awakens with a smile on his face. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it, endure it, know it and love it. This is his story.
"This is a book to generate apostles. People will be moved and, with stars in their eyes, will pass on the word" Time Out
Ben Okri, 1959 in Nigeria geboren, verbrachte seine Kindheit dort und in England. Er studierte vergleichende Literaturwissenschaften und veröffentlichte Lyrik, Erzählungen und Romane. Ben Okri lebt und arbeitet in London.