The fishermen


Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

‘Astonishing… remarkable, mythic’
Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

‘Impressive and beautifully imagined’ Economist

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  • In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers take advantage of their strict father’s absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river.
  • They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest boy will be killed by one of his brothers.
  • This prophecy unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions.


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