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The Fishermenξαιρετική χρήση της γλώσσας Αναφορές στην αφρικάνικη φύση στους μύθους και τις δοξασίες της Νιγηρίας καταγραφή της καθημερινότητας με κύριο άξονα τη σύγκρουση μεταξύ παραδοσιακού και δυτικού τρόπου ζωής σε ένα έξοχο πρώτο βιβλίο ενός λογοτέχνη που αξιοποιεί με μοντέρνο τρόπο την αφρικάνικη αφηγηματική παράδοση και φαίνεται να έχει μακρά καριέρα μπροστά το The Fishermen tells the story of a family in ruins after a madman's prophesy drives one brother to be plagued with fear Obioma utilizes a lot of mythological and folkloric story telling techniues especially drawing on the natural world It reads much like a parable and I can't help but think that certain parts especially the title are direct biblical allusionsI'll admit I wasn't a big fan of the first half of this story It seems disjointed and focused on setting up the atmosphere of the boys' Nigerian hometown Akure along with the transformation their family undergoes But about halfway through something happens that triggers the events to come as well as brings together some elements from the beginning and that propelled me to read the rest of the novel with fervor I think Obioma like Achebe and Adichie has a strong voice and important things to say As his debut novel The Fishermen shows the literary prowess of someone far beyond his years I was moved by the brotherhood these boys shared; I was torn by the grief that Benjamin the narrator undergoes; and I was filled with hope by the end of the novel There is much to be mulled over in this novel It's packed with motifs and themes that could keep you thinking for days And I'm sure that the I reflect on this novel the I will enjoy it

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?τή η προφητεία θα σταθεί η αφορμή να διαλυθεί ο ισχυρός δεσμός τους και η αφετηρία μιας αλυσίδας τραγικών γεγονότων σχεδόν μυθικών διαστάσεων Μια ιστορία αγάπης μίσους και εκδίκησης που διαδραματίζεται με φόντο τις κοινωνικοπολιτικές εξελίξεις στη Νιγηρία της δεκαετίας του ’90 Μια συγκλονιστική αφήγηση με τη φωνή του μικρότερου αδελφού του Μπέντζαμιν και ε 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

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The Fishermen kindle Ý eBook Free ☆ randarenewables Ð Σε μια μικρή πόλη της δυτικής Νιγηρίας τέσσερα νεαρά αδέλφια –ο μικρότερος είναι εννιά και ο μεγαλύτερος δεκαπέντε– εκμεταλλεύονται την αποΣε μια μικρή πόλη της δυτικής Νιγηρίας τέσσερα νεαρά αδέλφια –ο μικρότερος είναι εννιά και ο μεγαλύτερος δεκαπέντε– εκμεταλλεύονται την απουσία του πατέρα τους από το σπίτι για να πάνε για ψάρεμα στο απαγορευμένο κοντινό ποτάμι Εκεί θα συναντήσουν έναν επικίνδυνο τρελό που θα προφητεύσει ότι ο μεγαλύτερος αδελφός θα δολοφονηθεί από ένα από τα αδέλφια του Α? 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