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There’s a line in Ben Okri’s book, Songs of Enchantment, that explains it all: Ordered to read poetry aloud, the young narrator says, “The words were strange to me but when I stopped concentrating too much they made sense.” So it is with Enchantment, whose myth-filled pages depict a shape-shifting world of African echoes and bittersweet joy. Don’t concentrate too much when Okri reads at noon at Chapters, 1512 K St. NW. FREE. (202) 347-5495. (Patrick Symmes)

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