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The Fishermen
Author: Chigozie Obioma

ISBN: 9780957548862
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 3 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 12.1 x 2.7
Description:
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.

About the Author

Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria, and currently lives in the United States. He graduated from the University of Michigan with an MFA in Creative Wri...

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