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Read The Fishermen 107 ☆ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Fishermen Author Chigozie Obioma – Ein großer Roman über die Schönheit und Abgründe Afrikas Benjamin und seine Brüder leben in der Nähe eines gefährlichen Flusses Als ihr Vater die Familie verlassen muss verstoßen sie gegen sei Ein großer Roman über die Schönheit und Abgründe AfrikSch' – Chigozie Obiomas 'Der dunkle Fluss' gehört mit Sicherheit dazu Ein wahrhaft großartiges Debüt Eleanor Catton Booker Preis Jeder Satz versetzt einem einen präzisen tief empfundenen Schlag Besser geht es nicht Diesen Namen muss man sich merken Alexandra Fuller Autorin von Unter afrikanischer Sonne. This book has been on my reading list for a solid two years and I’m thrilled I finally picked it up The Fishermen captures the complex dynamics of brotherhood at a young age in a way that harbors both natural sentimentality and literary gravitas Narrated by Ben a nine year old Nigerian boy with four brothers living in a rural town Obioma’s novel is adeptly attuned to how enormous and wondrous everything seems during childhood but what makes The Fishermen truly remarkable is the author’s ability to transform the most astounding events of youth into believable moments of personal growth familial pain and utter joy— Aram Mrjoianfrom The Best Books We Read In June 2017 This book is astonishing When I decided to give The Fishermen a try I honestly didn’t really expect to make it past the first few pages it’s not the sort of plot I usually get excited about But then all of a sudden I was halfway through and could barely catch my breath There’s just so much that’s fascinating surprising and exhilarating about the book The narrator is an observant but not excessively precocious nine year old The story follows the disintegration of a family in small city Nigeria The focus is on a group of brothers whose brutal cleaving drives and haunts the plot The mood is both abstractly mythic and concretely physical The writing is perfectly tuned lyrical in places and bracing in others The characters’ shifting multilingualism Igbo Yoruba English plays an intriguing role The narrative structure has the past float to the surface of the present then recede then reappear And the whole thing is much much than the sum of these parts — Derek AttigFrom The Best Books We Read In February

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Ein großer Roman über die Schönheit und Abgründe Afrikas Benjamin und seine Brüder leben in der Nähe eines gefährlichen Flusses Als ihr Vater die Familie verlassen muss verstoßen sie gegen sein Verbot sich dem Gewässer zu nähern Die Fische die sie dort fangen sind Vorboten einer Tragödie Ein faszi. Oh how I loved the end of this book It made my heart soarReally really well done debut novel that is worthy of the Man Booker shortlisting It is a family drama with overtones of a Greek tragedy The story is narrated by Ben both as a 10 year old child and an adult man looking back Ben is the 4th son of a tightly knit Nigerian family that begins to unravel when the disciplinarian father takes a job at the Nigerian Central Bank in another city Without the father's watchful eyes on them the four oldest boys decide they are going to become fishermen For six weeks the brothers and their friends tramp down to the foul forbidden Omi Ala river to fish and catch tadpoles One fateful day at the river the brothers' paths cross with Abulu the Prophet a local madman Abulu makes a prophecy that the oldest son Ikenna will be brutally killed by a fisherman which Ikenna interprets to be one of his own brothers With mythic overtones the family one by one becomes undone by the prophecyThere is richness and beauty in the details of this story the daily life and interactions of the family set against the political and social backdrop of Nigeria in the late 90's Ben describes each member of his family as an animal often a bird and poetically describes how that family member embodies that animal's characteristics I had a hard time finishing this book it look me almost a week because I would become overwhelmed by dread as the prophecy wreaked its havoc on the family I feared what would happen next and to whom so I would have to put the book down and walk away Yes I am a wussLest you avoid this book thinking it may be a downer ultimately it is uplifting and moving Do read it It's a worthy contender for the Man Booker I look forward to what is next from Mr Obioma

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The FishermenNierendes Familiendrama und eine sprachmächtige Fabel über das Schicksal Nigerias Von Afrikas neuem großem Erzähler Knisternd vor Lebendigkeit beladen von Vergänglichkeit schwindelerregend sowohl im Stil als auch in der elementaren Kraft seiner Geschichte Nur wenige Romane verdienen das Prädikat 'mythi. Oh yeah definitely a must read This was good good Igbo village storytelling If anyone's work should be compared to Chinua Achebe it's this one But it's also got its own uniue voice There were times when it meandered a bit too much for my taste; sometimes there were details that felt included in order to pull the voice away from the point of view of a ten year old these felt heavy handed and often out of place but these moments didn't keep me from continuing It's not a perfect novel there is no such thing as a perfect novel but it's a great first novel and it's the type of story that I love Plus I love a good tragedy ; Applause