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The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma
£7.99   paperback  Pushkin Press (ONE) (2016)

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
 
In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family
 
Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river they encounter a madman, who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact - both tragic and redemptive - will transcend the lives and imaginations of both its characters and its readers. Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the best new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation's masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose.
 
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FOR THE FISHERMEN:

"In his exploration of the mysterious and the murderous, of the terrors that can take hold of the human mind, of the colors of life in Africa... and most of all in his ability to create dramatic tension in this most human of African stories, Chigozie Obioma truly is the heir to Chinua Achebe."
(The New York Times)
"A striking, controlled and masterfully taut debut... The tale has a timeless quality that renders it almost allegorical and it is the more powerful for it"
(Financial Times)

ISBN 13: 9780957548862 | ISBN 10: 0957548869