The Fishermen (Chigozie Obioma)

Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria. His short stories have appeared in the "Virginia Quarterly Review "and "New Madrid". He was a fall 2012 Omi Fellow at Ledig House in New York. Obioma has lived in Nigeria, Cyprus, and Turkey and currently resides in the United States, where he has completed an MFA in creative writing at the University of Michigan. "The Fishermen "is his first novel.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316338370
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 14th, 2015

A striking debut novel about an unforgettable childhood, by a Nigerian writer the "New York Times "has crowned "the heir to Chinua Achebe." 
Told by nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of a childhood in Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they meet a madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of the book's characters and readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, THE FISHERMEN is an essential novel about Africa, seen through the prism of one family's destiny.


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The Fishermen (Chigozie Obioma)

Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria. His short stories have appeared in the "Virginia Quarterly Review "and "New Madrid". He was a fall 2012 Omi Fellow at Ledig House in New York. Obioma has lived in Nigeria, Cyprus, and Turkey and currently resides in the United States, where he has completed an MFA in creative writing at the University of Michigan. "The Fishermen "is his first novel.

The Fishermen Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316338370
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 14th, 2015

A striking debut novel about an unforgettable childhood, by a Nigerian writer the "New York Times "has crowned "the heir to Chinua Achebe." 
Told by nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of a childhood in Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they meet a madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of the book's characters and readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, THE FISHERMEN is an essential novel about Africa, seen through the prism of one family's destiny.


Jul 20 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103