The Fishermen - by Chigozie Obioma

The Fishermen - by Chigozie Obioma

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The Fishermen - by Chigozie Obioma 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers - the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen - use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river. They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophecy breaks their strong bond and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions.

Passionate and bold, The Fishermen is a breathtakingly beautiful novel firmly rooted in the best of African storytelling. With this powerful debut, Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the most original new voices of modern African literature.

About the Author: Chigozie Obioma is a Nigerian writer. He has been called, in a New York Times book review, "the heir to Chinua Achebe." In 2015, Obioma was named one of "100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine. 

He is best known for writing the novels The Fishermen (2015) and An Orchestra of Minorities (2019), both of which were shortlisted for the Booker prize, an honour shared with only one other author in history, (Rohinton Mistry). His work is being translated into thirty languages.

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