Ben Okri & Porochista Khakpour

Live via Zoom:
Thursday, February 4, 5:00 PM ET
Book Launch: Ben Okri presents Prayer for the Living
In conversation with Porochista Khakpour

Ben Okri, Booker Prize-winning author of The Famished Road, joins Greenlight (virtually!) to launch his timely new collection of stories, Prayer for the Living. Playful, frightening, shocking—these stories from a writer at the height of his power will make you think, or make you laugh. Sometimes they’ll make you want to look away, but they will always hold your gaze. These are stories set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, and in a printer’s shop in Lagos. Characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a woman in a dream, a man in a mirror, a little girl, a prison door, and the author himself. Blurring parallel realities and the line between darkness and magic, each one of these twenty-four stories will make you wonder if what you see in the world can really be all there is. Porochista Khakpour, author of Brown Album, joins Okri in conversation at this virtual launch event. 

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

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NY
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