An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is one of Ben Okri's most accessible and most disarming novels. Omovo is an office worker and artist who lives at home with his father and his father's second wife. In the communal world of the compound in which he lives, Omovo has both friends and enemies, but his most important relationship is with Ifeyiwa, a beautiful young married woman whom he loves with an almost hopeless passion - not because she doesn't return his love, but because they can never be together. Set against the backdrop of a country struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of a recent civil war, this is a story of doomed love - of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but by the very circumstances of their lives.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Ben Okri
Often described as one of Africa's greatest writers, Ben Okri has published nine novels, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and he has been awarded numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Ruffino-Antico Fattore International Literary Prize. He is Vice-President of the English Centre of PEN International and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. His best-known work, The Famished Road, was awarded the 1991 Booker Prize. Born in Nigeria, he now lives in London.