TSAF is thrilled to announce we will be welcoming Nigerian poet and Booker Prize winner Ben Okri to Jesus College on Monday 12th February as part of the festival.


Ben will be exploring in conversation the connections between literature, spirituality, and art in many forms. The content will be based on his latest book, 'The Magic Lamp: Literature, Spirituality, and Art', and this will be on sale – along with other books he has written – with a book signing after his talk. There will be free wine and cheese.

Okri is one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions, and has risen to an international acclaim since he published his first novel, Flowers and Shadows (1980).

More information on Ben Okri can be found here