A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.
Ben Okri is known for his electrifying imagery and for his passionate response to the issues of our day. He is a poet who engages with reality, and also with what lies beyond reality the imaginary, the visionary, the inexplicable.
His anger in these poems is as palpable as the anger of his readers when they confront the injustices in the world around us.
'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.
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