From the Booker Prize–winning author of The Famished Road, a classic story of doomed love in a country trying to come to terms with its violent past.
An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is one of Ben Okri’s most accessible and most disarming novels.
Omovo is an office worker and artist who lives at home with his father and his father’s second wife. In the communal world of the compound in which he lives, Omovo has both friends and enemies, but his most important relationship is with Ifeyiwa, a beautiful young married woman whom he loves with an almost hopeless passion—not because she doesn’t return his love, but because they can never be together.
Set in a Nigeria struggling to cope with the aftermath of civil war, this is a story of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but by the very circumstances of their lives.