Sun 11 Aug 11:45 - 12:45
The New York Times Main Theatre
Who is the prisoner?
‘Storytellers sometimes see things before they have been experienced.’ This, from Ben Okri’s new chillingly dystopic novel The Freedom Artist, is a stark warning to readers. His world of truths eroded, of people shambling blindly towards calamity, is eerily recognisable – but hope lingers. The Booker Prize winner is on savage form in this politically-charged Borgesian parable. Today he asks: what will wake us before disaster strikes?
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