Monday, October 26, 2015

The Fishermen

Folklore. I picked up a copy of Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel, The Fishermen, after it was short listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Obioma draws readers into a Nigerian village in the 1990s and the lives of brothers growing up at that time. A madman predicts tragedy, and the impact of his story on the lives of the brothers provides the action in the novel. I found the prose lyrical, and recommend this novel to any reader who may have in interest in Nigerian life, family dynamics, and the power of belief in our lives. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Fishermen from

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