A selective list of literary criticism for Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in peer and editor reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA Guidelines for Authors of Web Pages
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De Bruijn, Esther. Coming to terms with New Ageist contamination: cosmopolitanism in Ben Okri's The Famished Road. Research in African Literatures, 22-DEC-07.
Fraser, Robert. Lifting the Sentence: A Poetics of Postcolonial Fiction (Manchester University Press, 2000). Preview at Google Books.
Fraser, Robert. A substantial introductory article on Ben Okri from the Literary Encyclopedia, March 30, 2001.
McCabe, Douglas. Doug McCabe's response to Esther de Bruijn's essay. Research in African Literatures, 22-DEC-07
Ringrose, Chris. "Ben Okri's Fiction 1995-2005." In British Fiction Today, eds. Rod Mengham and Philip Tew (Continuum, 2007.) Publisher's site.
Smith, Jules. An introduction to Ben Okri from the British Council, 2002.
Ying, Zhu. Publisher's site for Fiction and the Incompleteness of History: Toni Morrison, V. S. Naipaul, and Ben Okri(Peter Lang, 2006)
The Case of Ken Saro-Wiwa. Letter to the Editors from Chinua Achebe, G.F. Michelsen, Ben Okri, Harold Pinter, Norman Rush, Susan Sontag et al., NY Review of Books, April 20, 1995.
An interview with novelists Ben Okri and Amy Tan, who talk of their eclectic spirituality and how bereavement affected their beliefs. New Internationalist, Aug. 2004.
The Famished Road reading group guide, with discussion questions, from publisher Random House.
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