Acclaimed Nigerian British poet Ben Okri shares insights at Emirates Literature Festival in Dubai

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DUBAI: One of Britain’s acclaimed poets, Sir Ben Okri, gave a memorable afternoon talk at Dubai’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on Saturday. Okri, donning his signature beret, is so full of wisdom that one can’t help but jot down some of his simple yet profound thoughts on writing, life and imagination.

On writing, he said: “The subject chooses you,” “literature is very important in these times” and “you can live with a sentence for a whole day.” As for dreams and reality, he believes that “your dream is a complete reality” and “reality is a mystery.”

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