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Description - The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

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. The 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 in world literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925106442
ISBN-10: 1925106446
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 154mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma was born in Akure, Nigeria. He was an OMI fellow at Ledig House, New York, and has won Hopwood Awards for fiction and poetry. He has lived in Nigeria, Cyprus, and Turkey, and currently lives in the United States, where he is a Helen Zell Fellow in creative writing at the University of Michigan. An excerpt of The Fishermen was published in Virginia Quarterly Review.

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