Ben Okri

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Birthday
15, 1959
Birthplace
Minna, Nigeria
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Birthday
15, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Minna, Nigeria

About

Booker Prize for Fiction award winning poet and novelist who acted as the poetry editor of West Africa magazine. He was also a regular contributor to BBC World Service from 1983-1985.

Before Fame

He studied comparative literature at Essex University.

Trivia

In 2014, he was made an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford.

Family Life

He is the son of Silver Oghekeneshineke Loloje Okri and Grace Okri.

Associated With

His post-modern works have been compared to those of Salman Rushdie.