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The Freedom Artist - Ben Okri

The Freedom Artist - Ben Okri

Title: The Freedom Artist

Author:  Ben Okri

ISBN:  9781788549592

Weight:  699 g

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The Freedom Artist - Ben Okri

This world is a prison.

In a world uncomfortably like our own, a young woman called Amalantis is arrested for asking a question.  Her question is this: Who is the Prisoner?

When Amalantis disappears, her lover Karnak goes looking for her.  He searches desperately at first, then with a growing realization.  To find Amalantis, he must first understand the meaning of her question.

Karnak’s search leads him into a terrifying world of lies, oppression and fear at the heart of which lies the Prison.  Then Karnak discovers that he is not the only one looking for the truth.

The Freedom Artist is an impassioned plea for justice and a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society.  In Ben Okri’s most significant novel since the Booker Prize-winning The Famished Road, he delivers a powerful and haunting call to arms.

Peer & Press Reviews

A heady jumble of influence and inspiration, a tapestry of biblical reference, mythology, folklore and fable.  The lyrical simplicity of Okri’s prose, with its short sentences and chapters, only heightens the power of the novel’s political message.

Financial Times

A novel for our times… Okri takes us into a world where the very concept of truth is barely conceivable…  This is uncomfortably close to the bone.


Okri’s trademark magical literary thinking is not broke and he is not about to fix it…  The Freedom Artist is an adventure story and an intense trip through the most esoteric corners of the human mind.  It’s also a beautiful and timely appeal for the importance of books, subversive stories and love.


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Title The Freedom Artist
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Head of Zeus
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781788549592
ISBN 10 1788549597
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 346
Size (h x w x d) 218 x 138 x 34mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Matt Bray
Jacket images Shutterstock

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