In this gripping, dazzling, moving novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman - whose prophecy of violence threatens to undo their family
Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria. His short stories have appeared in "Virginia Quarterly ""Review" and "New Madrid". He was a Fall 2012 OMI Fellow at Ledig House, New York. He 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.