Congratulations to Nigerian Writer; Chigozie Obioma For His Great Piece Of Work On His Book ‘The Fishermen’

Nigerians keep doing us proud. ‘The Fishermen’ is certainly one of the novels that are awesomely imaginary and fictive which was written by a Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma. The book has been short-listed for; The Man Booker Price For Fiction, FT/Oppenheimer Awards, Center For Fiction First Novel Prize, Edinburgh Festival First Book Award and long-listed for The Guardian First Book Award.  

Below is a synopsis of the book;
In the 1990s Nigeria, four brothers from a quite middle-class family–the oldest 15, and the youngest nine–take advantage of their father’s extended absence to skip school and go fishing at a forbidden river. There they encounter Abulu, a vision-seeing madman whose prophecy of violence will follow the boys through their lives, and shake up their family in both devastatingly tragic and yet redemptive ways.  Already deemed a “classic tale of boyhood,” The Fishermen is both a coming-of-age novel, and a powerful portrait of familial and brotherly bonds, and what happens when trust–the main chord that binds a family–is broken.” 

A must-read novel.

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