Booker Prize winning poet and novelist Ben Okri joins the festival to celebrate the release of Every Leaf a Hallelujah, his colourful new children’s book which highlights the perils of climate change. As each day passes, forests continue to be destroyed while those in charge struggle to work fast enough to avoid permanent damage to our planet and its delicate ecosystem.
By combining his lyrical and humane prose with the colourful and energetic illustrations of Diana Ejaita, Okri will take young readers to a world of magic and beauty, where each tree has its own story to tell. A wonderful way to introduce young readers to the work of one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions. An event to be enjoyed by all the family from 5 to 105.