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The Famished Road: Ben Okri's Family Romance?

Abstract : This article suggests that by breaking the cycle of the abiku in The Famished Road, Okri inserts Azaro into a lineage that turns him into a storyteller. It explores the nature of parent-child relationships in the novel from this perspective, using the concept of family romance to show how the association of family with storytelling reverberates in Okri’s writing.
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Mélanie Joseph-Vilain. The Famished Road: Ben Okri's Family Romance?. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2013, Ben Okri, 35 (2), pp.67-78. ⟨halshs-01074963⟩



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