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The fishermen

By: Obioma, Chigozie

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0957548850 / 9780957548855
Hardback
26/02/2015
Stock expected by 14/05/2021
United Kingdom
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22 cm 304 pages
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZEShortlisted for the Guardian First Book AwardWinner of the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices AwardLonglisted for the Etisalat Prize for LiteratureIn 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.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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