ben-okri-1Leading voice in African literature, Ben Okri, delivers our keynote lecture. Acclaimed writer Ben Okri has published ten novels, including the Booker prize-winning The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, essays and short stories. Born in Nigeria and currently living in London, Okri has been awarded numerous international prizes and has had his work translated into 26 languages. His most recent novel The Age of Magic was published by Head of Zeus in 2014