Literary Event:Prayer for the Living by Ben Okri Online at Orleans House Gallery

Octagon Room

Octagon Room

Literary Event, Sun 8 Nov 2020

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Orleans House Gallery




Is what you see all there is? Look again.

Join Booker-Prize winning author Ben Okri as he shares his collection of short stories – Prayer for the Living in tonight’s event.

Playful, frightening, even shocking – the stories in Prayer for the Living blur the lines between illusion and reality; magic and darkness. Stories are set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes and in a printer's shop in Spain. The characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, a prison door, and the author himself.

There are twenty-three stories in all. Each one will make you wonder if what you see in the world is all there is...

?Chaired by journalist Sarah Shaffi.

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Dates Times
Sun 8 Nov 2020 19:00





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