Mid-way through the writing of The Famished
Road trilogy, Okri produced Astonishing The Gods (1995), a short novel which was, already, signalling a creative shift away from both The Famished
Road's Yoruban resource-base.
But why bring The Interpreters (SOYENKA, 1972) and The Famished
Road (OKRI, 1992) into critical focus at all, let alone picking this article's bearing from them before following leads to other narratives?
The protagonist of The Famished
Road is a child called Azaro.
After an overview of metaphor and memory in West African writing, the author studies four major authors of the region: Amos Tutuola's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; Ben Okri's The Famished
Road; Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments; and childless mothers and dead husbands in the work of Ama Ata Aidoo.
He informed the police who rushed to the place and found the famished
baby crying bitterly for food.
Their investigation revealed it to be a small craft and inside sat a young boy suffering in a most famished
state of health.
The case with Yordan Kuzmanov, a native of Sliven, is the third, after a second case of a famished
Bulgarian emigrant returned from Greece occured in the beginning of May.
Mary Baker Eddy (who founded Christian Science) added this "spiritual interpretation" - "Give us grace for today; feed the famished
Understand that if you sell now, you'll catch a little bit of market upside, then buy something sexy in January when desperate sellers will snap off your hand like famished
No wonder he's so famished
by the time Cassiopeia arrives.
Ato Quayson's sixth chapter in his Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing (1997) must be the most authoritative study of Ben Okri's prize-winning novel, The Famished
He called me to come to prosecutor's office to sign surety for his release and first thing he asked me was to get some food as he was famished
," Al Muqbali said.