Ben Okri Writing Styles in The Famished Road

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Point of View

The Famished Road is told in the second person from Azaro's point of view. His life is difficult because he lives in a world where he alone sees the spirits. For the first half of the novel, Azaro acts mainly as an observer, trying to understand who he is and what is happening to him. Later, he grows wiser and closer to his father. Azaro learns to take action at several pivotal points in the story. Where his early point of view is merely as a bystander, he later attaches meaning to seemingly bizarre events.

Slowly, Azaro learns that his father and grandfather are both very strongly linked to the spirit world. His knowledge from his father and mother allow him to understand the strange events that take place in his life. Azaro has a destiny that connects him to the afterlife. He learns to understand...

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