Ben Okri On Stories

Ben Okri (March 15, 1959 -)

We are a people who are massaged by fictions; we grow up in a sea of narratives and myths, the perpetual invention of stories. … Your mother would tell you stories to illustrate a hundred different points, lessons, morals she wanted to get across to you. Or you’d tell stories to one another as a way of making the moonlight more intoxicating, more beautiful.