When chaos is the god of an era if we except the first story in the shadow of war which seemed slight and unworthy of the rest stars of the new curfew contains five topnotch stories by nigerian author ben okri. I didnt know much about ben okri but assumed he was a british born and bred nigerianstars of the curfew was the fist book i bought and two stories deep i very quickly decided that ben okri had lived and breathed the same realities of my 70s and 80s nigeriathe devil was in the detail in the storiesthe nuances illustrations of smells . Stars of the new curfew ben okri on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this collection of short stories is set in nigeria and reflects the mad exotic and often dangerous chaos which reigns there they include jumbled up voodoo stories. Stars of the new curfew the first of ben okris four books to appear in the united states should prove especially illuminating readers will undoubtedly compare okri a nigerian now residing . Stars of the new curfew by ben okri 1989 ben okris stars of the new curfew negotiates the transformation from hopeful egotism to hopeless social consciousness in postcolonial nigeriaits syncretic technique owes its familiarity to the magic realist tradition developed by latin american writers somewhat earlier than the nigerian tradition in which okri participates
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