The Fishermen (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 17/12/2018
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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.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781911590101
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“The comparisons between Obioma and Chinua Achebe make perfect sense. ”

Thanks so much to Pushkin One for providing me with a reviewer's copy of this book.

The dark force that propels the story forward (sown by a madman's prophecy) is almost tangible in this novel. While not... More

“Gorgeous prose with a folklore feel”

This debut novel is certainly worthy of its place on the Man Booker short list 2015, in fact it's quite hard to believe this is a debut novel at all, it feels like the work of a polished writer. 'The... More

Paperback edition
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“Fall of a family”

While indulging in a forbidden pastime, a small incident tears the life of four brothers apart. An evil prophesy gathers pace and relentlessly, like a Greek tragedy, each of the brothers is afflicted with a kind of... More

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