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by Ben Okri

  • ISBN: 1861590083
  • Author: Ben Okri
  • ePub ver: 1921 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1921 kb
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co (April 8, 1996)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Home Ben Okri Dangerous Love. Penguin Books (South Africa) is committed to publishing both established and new voices from all over the African continent to ensure African stories reach a wider global audience. This is really what I personally want to see – writers from all over Africa contributing to a definition of themselves, writing ourselves and our stories into history. One of the greatest things literature does is allow us to imagine; to identify with situations and people who live in completely different circumstances, in countries all over the world.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past. An epic of daily life.

He saw Keme standing over him. He got up. ‘I’m rushing somewhere but I thought I should come in and see yo. What’s been happening?’. I can’t stay long e at the other road and someone might steal i. Sit down, man, and take it easy. I haven’t seen you for some time. Keme sat. He fidgeted a bit and was clearly uneasy about losing his motorcycle. Omovo said: ‘Do you want something to drink?’. Nothing for me, thanks. Omovo went out and washed his face. When he got back Keme was pacing the room. Why are you so restless?’.

This was my first Ben Okri and I understood why he had previously won prestigious book prizes. He gives a good narration of the scenery - helping the reader understand the different world the characters live in (set in a ghetto in Nigeria). Enjoyed it tremendously - but still felt it was too wordy. Ben Okri goes into too much detail painting a picture that the reader has probably understood.

Dangerous Love is a 1996 novel by Ben Okri set in Lagos of the 1970s. The novel is a reworking of an earlier book, The Landscapes Within. The book is more conventional and realist than Okri's previous works. The subject concerns love, corruption and memories of the Biafran War in Nigeria.

From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past. An epic of daily life, DANGEROUS LOVE is a story of doomed love, of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but by the very circumstances of their lives. I hope among my novels this one achieves something I have long sought.

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I could see the Africa of the old black and white films - bleak, full of corruption and everyone dreaming of leaving for the New World. In the meantime, if you know any books with non-binary main characters you think we should include, please let us know.

Ben Okri's Dangerous Love. Ben Okri talks about why he set his new book, Dangerous Love, in 1970s Lagos. Ben Okri talks about why he set his new book, Dangerous Love, in 1970s Lagos, where his hero is a young painter working hard to capture the world around him, as well as the heart of a married neighbour. Plus, shortlist announced for a new literary prize for fiction written by women, the Orange Prize; Peter Godwin's new memoir, Mukiwa; and Doris Lessing talks about Love Again, her new novel about a woman falling in love in her 60s. Show less.

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This is the story of Omovo, an office worker and artist, who lives with his father and step-mother. In the communal world of the compound, Omovo has both friends and enemies, but most importantly there is Ifeyinwa, a beautiful married woman whom he loves with a passion.
Comments (5)

Dorizius
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Άνουβις
It is strange book, but in a good sense. It pulls you right from the beginning and get hold of you with every page.
Is it the language that is written in or is it the fact that is deeply psychological and the level of understanding of human nature is beyond anything I have read before.
It supposed to, as the back cover note suggested, describe every day life, and it does. Seems like nothing is happening on those pages yet it's impossible to put this book down. It seems as there is no action in there, yet so much is happening. It seems as if everything was happening slow in this story yest the book finishes too soon.
Brilliant writer. I already looked up other of his bookks and look forward to be mesmerized again. Thank you Ben.
FLIDER
Though it mirrors Okri's deep love for his African motherland, the tragic love story in "Dangerous Love" isn't the point of the novel. Omovo's troubled life is a metaphor for the myriad problems facing the African continent. The green scumpool Okri's hero paints could be the picture the author has of Africa in his mind. Quite apart from the dirt, the grinding poverty, and the soul destroying corruption underlying the system at all levels, Okri rails against the "thought police" who are out to muzzle the press and the free expression of artists, as well as the deliberate inefficiencies and regular cover-ups by the law enforcement agencies. You can also feel his pain and anger in the passages describing how blacks are reduced to obsequious monkeys sucking up to their supercilious white superiors in their own country.
The tragic ending to the love story brings us full circle. The mysterious dead girl Omovo discovers in the swamp earlier on becomes like a bad omen, a premonition. But it's more than that. The girl is also a symbol of the problems that are swept underneath the carpet and conveniently forgotten.
Okri's prose is full of poetic images that fill the senses. His characters occasionally withdraw into themselves, reinforcing the contemplative nature of the novel. Though his social commentary is far more rivetting than the love story, the latter is nonetheless essential and an integral part of the novel. He does get a little lost in the final pages but that doesn't make "Dangerous Love" less than a fine, fine novel by a great African novelist.
Kahavor
Ben Okri is one of those writers who appears only once in a generation to enchant with his magical, engagingly lyrical prose - or should I say Poetry as Prose, and Dangerous Love qualifies as such in every respect.
I find that so many excellent black writers hail from Nigeria. It certainly is a credit to that African nation and its people to produce such great literary minds from Soyinka to Achebe, to Okri, et al. It just goes to show that no one culture (or race) can lay sole claim, either directly or indirectly, to sophistication, intelligence, or indeed, literary excellence.
Gugrel
This is a very raw book, which draws you into the stench of poverty, which rests over a poverty stricken part of Lagos, Nigeria. With the stench in your nostrils, you follow the heart-ache of a young artist, who is caught in a political hell-hole filled with corruption.
This story is not for the sensitive reader, who might want to escape from reality. Leaves you with so much to think about and a desire to read more from this amazing author. One of the best books I have read in a long time

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