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Chigozie Obioma's Debut Novel Nominated For Man Booker Prize09:53

Chigozie Obioma is author of "The Fishermen." (Zach Mueller)
Chigozie Obioma is author of "The Fishermen." (Zach Mueller)
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Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma's debut novel "The Fishermen" has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize.

Obioma tells the story of four brothers who decide to explore the world of fishermen and find themselves confronted with a frightening prophecy.

During one of their secret trips to the town’s riverside in their Nigerian town, the brothers are warned by a mad man that the eldest will die at the hands of one of the other brothers. This statement rips the ties of the brothers and changes the family forever.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd spoke with Obioma earlier this year. Today, we revisit that conversation.


This segment aired on August 7, 2015.

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