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The Fishermen

The Fishermen

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

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Rated 4.50 out of 5

Chigozie Obioma (Author)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award
Winner of the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award
Longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 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 prophesy 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.

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Chigozie Obioma (Author)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award
Winner of the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award
Longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 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 prophesy 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.

Reviews(2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Certainly one of the best african books of our generation

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    The plot and storyline of the fishermen was surprising for me. I had heard much and expected much from the book but I did not except what I got.
    After I finished reading the book a strong sense of foreboding still lingered. The story of a family that was forever changed by the words uttered was phenomenal and easy to relate to. I believe in our everyday lives we are shaped by what we hear or see.
    The story reiterates a well known fact, that whatever you believe is what ever will happen or what you will become eventually.
    The word we utter about ourselves or hear people say about us as long as we believe them to be true and real will have a strong hold on us and that’s the story of The Fishermen.

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