GRENFELL VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS HONOURED WITH NEW LONDON MURAL BY BEN EINE REPRODUCING BEN OKRI’S POEM ON THE FIRE
Okri won the 1991 Booker Prize for his novel The Famished Road. He was born in Nigeria and educated in England before taking up poetry and fiction in the 1970s. His writing has touched on political and social issues since the beginning of his career. Okri lives near the North Kensington neighbourhood where the fire took place.