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Ben Okri

Sir Ben Okri is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, anthologist, aphorist and playwright. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction for The Famished Road. He is also the recipient of many honorary doctorates. His poem responding to the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017, read on Channel 4 News, has had over six million views on Facebook. In 2019, his novel Astonishing the Gods was named as one of the BBC‘s 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. In 2021 he published an environmental fable for children and adults, Every Leaf a Hallelujah. His latest novel is The Last Gift of the Master Artists. His latest book is Tiger Work, stories and poems and essays about climate change. He was recently knighted for services to literature.

Ben Okri

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    An Afternoon with Ben Okri

    Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri discusses Tiger Work, a genre-bending collection of writing evoking the magic of nature and the urgency with which we must all act before it disappears.

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    100.00 AED

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    Desert Stanzas

    An annual highlight in the Dubai cultural calendar, Desert Stanzas is the Festival’s unforgettable night of celebration and rapture featuring poetry and spoken word from around the world.

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    425.00 AED

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    Opening Gala: Imagine This

    Begin your festival with an extraordinary night of readings and performances from some of our most imaginative and stirring speakers. The 2024 First Chapter ELF Seddiqi Fellows will also be announced.

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    100.00 AED


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