Author
Description

<p><b>Poems of living and loving from Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.</b></p><p>Freedom is the most precious commodity in the world. In this powerful collection, the celebrated novelist, essayist, dramatist and poet, Ben Okri, explores the beauty contained in each one of us – the freedom of our spirit, the child within. He recalls the death of his father, the sacrifices of his mother, the hidden river of Edinburgh, falling in love.</p><p>He writes about Virgil and Mozambique, about ringing the bell for freedom, the dreams of Calliope and the full moon. He enters the fifth circle, sings of the roses of spring, and aligns the pyramids to the magic stars. This is a rich, joyful, exciting collection for everyone who loves Ben Okri's vibrant style, and a perfect introduction to new readers of his poetry.</p><h2>'Ben Okri is that rare thing, a literary and social visionary, a writer for whom all three – literature, culture and vision – are profoundly interwoven' <b>Ali Smith</b></h2><h2>'A work of beauty, grace and uncommon power' <b>Marlon James on <i>The Freedom Artist</i></b></h2>

ISBN
9781800244306
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Fiction
Published
Pages
112
Annotation

<p>These poems range across a wide variety of subjects, from the autobiographical to the philosophical, from war to love, from nature to the difficulty of truly seeing.</p>

Region Exclusive
AD AE AF AG AI AL AM AO AQ AR AS AT AU AW AX AZ BA BB BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BL BM BN BO BQ BR BS BT BV BW BY BZ CA CC CD CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CU CV CW CX CY CZ DE DJ DK DM DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FJ FK FM FO FR GA GB GD GE GF GG GH GI GL GM GN GP GQ GR GS GT GU GW GY HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IE IL IM IN IO IQ IR IS IT JE JM JO JP KE KG KH KI KM KN KP KR KW KY KZ LA LB LC LI LK LR LS LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ NA NC NE NF NG NI NL NO NP NR NU NZ OM PA PE PF PG PH PK PL PM PN PR PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SB SC SD SE SG SH SI SJ SK SL SM SN SO SR SS ST SV SX SY SZ TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TO TR TT TV TW TZ UA UG UM US UY UZ VA VC VE VG VI VN VU WF WS YE YT ZA ZM ZW
Quotes

<b>PRAISE FOR BEN OKRI</b>: <br />
'Ben Okri is that rare thing, a literary and social visionary, a writer for whom all three – literature, culture and vision – are profoundly interwoven' Ali Smith. <br />
'Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power'

Marlon James on The Freedom Artist

Editions
ISBN
9781800244276
Format
Hardback
Title
Wild
ISBN
9781800244290
Format
eBook
Title
Wild
ISBN
9781800244306
Format
Paperback
Title
Wild
Prices
[{"currency":"GBP","amount":"9.99","countries":"GB GI AI KY MS PN TC SH GS BM IO VG FK GG JE IM"}]
Image
Format
BIC Code
DCF
Genre
Export Only
Off
Sales Points

<p>Will be published in a beautiful, giftable A-format hardback.</p>

<p><i>The Famished Road</i> won the Booker Prize and <i>Astonishing the Gods</i> was selected by the BBC as one of '100 Novels that Shaped Our World'.</p>

<p>Ben Okri is a regular commentator on current affairs; his poem for Grenfell Tower was watched more than 6 million times on Channel 4 News' Facebook page.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>1984</i> by George Orwell; <i>Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the Many</i> compiled by Ben Okri; <i>The Sellout</i> by Paul Beatty; <i>V for Vendetta</i> by Alan Moore; Rupi Kaur; <i>Exit West</i> by Mohsin Hamid.</p>

Measure X
110
Measure
mm
Measure Y
180
Is Primary Edition
Off