An African Elegy: Poems (Ben Okri)

"We are precious. And one day our suffering Will turn into the wonders of the earth."

"We are precious.
And one day our suffering
Will turn into the wonders of the earth."

Nigeria / 1992

Ben Okri moved to London with his family at the age of two, then back to Nigeria several years later. He published his first novel, Flowers and Shadows, at the age of 21. Today, he is one of Nigeria's most important living writers. His beret game is also on point! Come through, Ben!

 

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