ISBN 9780992918248,The Fishermen

The Fishermen


Pushkin Press



Pushkin Press

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780992918248

ISBN-10 0992918243

Paper Back

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
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.

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 Writing, and is now an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Obioma has been shortlisted for the 2015 FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Award. The Fishermen is his first novel.

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