An african elegy by ben okri nigeria we are the miracles that god made to taste the bitter fruit of time we are precious and one day our suffering. Dreams are the currency of okris writing particularly in this first book of poems an african elegy but also in his books of short stories and prize winning novel the famished roadokris dreams are made on the stuff of africas colossal economic and political problems and reading the poems is to experience a constant succession of metaphors of resolution in both sens. An african elegy published in 1992 is one of the grand poem of ben okri it is about the sufferings of african individuals the component of expectation is additionally present in this poem. An african elegy ben okri print share from african elegy we are the miracles that god made to taste the bitter fruit of time we are precious and one day our suffering from african elegy by ben okri vintage 1997 posted by kind permission of the poet and the marsh agency in london uk
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