A Study on the Perspectives in The Famished Road

Yihua HUANG, Yanbing ZENG


Ben Okri is a famous Nigerian writer who plays an important role in African and world’s literature. His masterpiece, The Famished Road, has won him lots of important awards. Since publication, it has been well received for its exquisite structure, unique narrative style, beautiful language and interesting plots. Up to now, more than a dozen of monographs and over a hundred papers about this novel or its author have been published.

   On the basis of previous studies, with the analysis of the narrative perspectives, this paper intends to make an in-depth study on the Perspectives in The Famished Road and dig deeper into Ben Okri’s writing intentions, language use and writing techniques, so as to know better about this book, as well as deepen the understanding of the novel among researchers and readers.



The Famished Road; Ben Okri; Narrative Perspective; Narratology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11419


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