Hurray, a new author to devour! I loved this book. Ben Okri writes beautifully, telling the story of a tender-hearted artist maturing in a Nigerian ghetto compound. His writing plunges you into the horrors endured(or perpetrated) by his characters in a similar way to another of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami. It’s an intense and magical portrayal.
I should warn you though, it’s potent medicine. Read it only if you have the fortitude to be shaken and stirred by the passion, brutality and confusion of life.
Really looking forward to the rest of his books!