Ben Okri’s #PaintTheLand launch speech
Ben Okri

Ben Okri
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Booker prize-winning novelist, poet and activist Ben Okri made a moving speech at Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land launch 25.06.21. Within his speech, Okri reminds us that love is the only thing that stands between us and extinction. 

Okri’s message “Can’t you hear the future weeping? Our love must save the world” was displayed on a living grass banner and floated on the Thames at Bankside Beach on Friday 25th June 2021.

Credit: XR SE Press

 

This marked the beginning of our Paint the Land project. In the lead up to COP-26, Writers Rebel is collaborating with leading artists and writers to create landscape graffitos that urge world leaders to ACT NOW in the face of climate catastrophe.

 

Call to Action: We are encouraging groups across the world to do the same. For information on how to paint the land click here.

 

Ben Okri is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, anthologist, aphorist, and playwright. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel The Famished Road. His website is https://benokri.co.uk/