This Man Booker Prize-winning novelist extols the power of poetry as a vehicle for protest.
In times of instability and oppression, political poetry has often been a vehicle for contemplation, protest, action and interrogating the truth. For Ben Okri (The Famished Road) and poet – ‘Everything after Eden is political’; this has provoked his anthology of poems from around the world, ranging from Shakespeare to Grime, selected to inspire, rally and move. He will read from and discuss the impact of his compilation of ‘Poetry for the Many’.
Ben Okri was born in Nigeria. His work has been translated into 27 languages and he has been awarded numerous international prizes.
Small Wonder shuttle bus to/from Lewes Train Station (£3 return/ £2 one way).
Supported by Lancing College