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The Fishermen: A Novel por Chigozie Obioma
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The Fishermen: A Novel (original 2015; edição 2016)

por Chigozie Obioma (Autor)

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Fiction. Literature. HTML: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.… (mais)
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Título:The Fishermen: A Novel
Autores:Chigozie Obioma (Autor)
Informação:Back Bay Books (2016), Edition: Reprint, 304 pages
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The Fishermen por Chigozie Obioma (2015)

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    Things Fall Apart por Chinua Achebe (pbirch01)
    pbirch01: Mentioned in the book and many similar themes
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4.5 stars. Started out pretty good and got better and better until I couldn't put it down. ( )
  bookonion | Mar 10, 2024 |
An absolutely gut-wrenching, sob inducing book, but it ended on a hopeful note. It was a wrecking ball, filled with biblical allusions, nods to Chinua Achebe, undercurrents of Nigerian politics, but mostly with rich and vibrant descriptions of the day to day lives of a group of brothers. The boys' lives are dictated by their serious, stern father, who wants them all to be successful professionals when they are older, and they also have to live under the constraints of their society and country, which experiences a bloody coup, which is symbolic of what happens to the boys in this book. The boys decide to become fisherman, much to the consternation of their parents, who have much grander visions of who they should be, they have a run-in with a local mad-man, who prophecies that the eldest brother will be murdered by one of his brothers. He takes this to heart, and walls himself off from his brothers, using derision and obstinacy as his weapons, which confuse and hurt his brothers. The prophecy from the madman becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy for these brothers, and their lives are ruined or destroyed by what occurs. It was written sparsely, but the structure was a bit odd. We are treated many times to what the protagonist, Ben, imagines might have occurred, as well as to scenes of importance being skipped or told out of order as Ben recalls events. It created a strange flow to the story, with a feeling of everything being upended at times, which worked well to mirror the events that occurred in the book. It ended on a hopeful note however. I can definitely see how this won the Man Booker prize. ( )
  quickmind | Apr 12, 2023 |
The Fishermen is the story of four boys growing up in the city of Akure, in Nigeria. Their father is absent, working elsewhere in a distant bank job, and their mother struggles to look after them. These tearaways take up fishing in the local river on the sly; something they know their parents disapprove of.

After one fishing trip the oldest boy, Ikenna, is cursed by the local madman. He is told that he will be killed by a fisherman and die a horrible death. Ikenna becomes haunted by this curse and starts to become sullen, combative and withdrawn. The rest of the novel recounts the far-reaching impacts that the curse has on Ikenna and the rest of the family.

As I started reading this book, I thought it was just going to be another coming-of-age story, but the device of the curse, and the cultural setting that makes it seem so immediate, sets this book apart. I still think that it doesn't quite hit the mark though. The narration is a little formulaic and circumlocutory, which I suspect is a product of the author's culture, however it still means that the plot develops in a confused manner and sometimes major plot developments are merely hinted at. I also found the ending just a bit too hard to believe, as the lead-up suggests that it was not possible, and it was also a bit too sentimental for me. ( )
  gjky | Apr 9, 2023 |
Story of four brothers living in Nigeria in 1996 to the early 2000s. They fish in a forbidden river, where they meet the local man who is said to be possessed by a demon. He gives them a grim prophesy and foretells death. It contains elements of Nigerian folklore and is representative of this period in Nigeria’s history. It is a tragedy that contains one brutal episode after the next, including children being beaten, rapes, and murders. All this is described in gruesome detail. I found it very creative, but I am not a person that can handle this type of disturbing content, so clearly it is not a book for me. I think it is important to understand world history, but I prefer non-fiction rather than these types of relentlessly bleak narratives. ( )
  Castlelass | Oct 30, 2022 |
Keine mißlungenen Metaphern, kein verkitschtes, literarisches Afrika-/Orient-Bild: aus der Perspektive des 4. Sohnes einer 8-köpfigen nigerianischen Familie der unteren Mittelschicht erzählt der Autor ein Familiendrama biblischen Ausmaßes, das der Unvereinbarkeit von Moderne & prä-christlichem Aberglauben geschuldet ist. Kein Buch zum Kuscheln: das Fremde bleibt fremd bis zum Ende, und Erlösung von den Verhältnissen ist nur ansatzweise in Sicht. ( )
  Burkhard_Schirdewahn | Oct 11, 2022 |
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In his exploration of the mysterious and the murderous, of the terrors that can take hold of the human mind, of the colors of life in Africa, with its vibrant fabrics and its trees laden with fruit, and most of all in his ability to create dramatic tension in this most human of African stories, ­Chigozie Obioma truly is the heir to ­Chinua Achebe.
adicionada por ozzer | editarNew York Times, Fiammetta Rocco (Apr 14, 2015)
 
Set in 1990s Nigeria against a backdrop of modernisation, westernisation and political upheaval, The Fishermen tells the story of four brothers whose lives are destroyed by a madman’s prophecy. Using myth to great effect, Obioma explores the customs of the community of Akure, detailing how the fates of its people are intricately linked to their beliefs.

The narrator is nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of the brothers, whose imaginative world view lends a striking voice to the tale. In a book that is loaded with metaphor, where parents speak in parables to warn their children of danger, many of the chapters start with Ben likening his family to animals: “Ikenna was a python: A wild snake that became a monstrous serpent living on trees, on plains above other snakes.” These comparisons mark changes in characters and presage the dangers to come.
adicionada por avatiakh | editarThe Irish Times, Sarah Gilmartin (Mar 15, 2015)
 

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The footsteps of one man cannot create a stampede.

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The madman has entered our house with violence
Defiling our sacred grounds
Claiming the single truth of the universe
Bending down our high priests with iron
Ah! yes the children,
Who walked on our Forefathers' graves
Shall be stricken with madness.
They shall grow the fangs of the lizard
They shall devour each other before our eyes
And by ancient command
It is forbidden to stop them!


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We were fishermen:
My brothers and I became fishermen in January 1996 after our father moved out of Akure, a town in the west of Nigeria, where we had lived together all our lives.
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Fiction. Literature. HTML: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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