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Ben Okri – Rise Like Lions

Brixton Library
Event organized by Brixton Library

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In Rise Like Lions, Booker Prize winning writer Ben Okri compiles a collection of poems that celebrate the many voices of politics, from polemics and rallying cries to lyrics and meditations. Many of these poems have resonated with readers over lifetimes and through generations, from William Blake to Marvin Gaye. In exploring the impact political poems have on ideas, vision, protest, change and truth, Okri demonstrates how the need for this strand of poetry is as great as it has ever been, and its inspiration just as powerful. Join Ben at Brixton Library for what will be an enlightening talk.