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Okri, Ben

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Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Nigerian
Categories: Authors

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1959 - Born on the 15th of March.

1980 - He is often described as one of Africa's greatest writers.

1991 - He known for his work, "The Famished Road" and was awarded the Booker Prize.

       - He is the Vice-President of the English Centre for the International PEN.

       - He is a member of the United Kingdom's Royal National Theatre.

1997 - He received honorary doctorates from the University of Westminster.

2001 - He was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire).


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