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The fishermen : a novel, by Chigozie Obioma

Label
The fishermen : a novel
Title
The fishermen
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Chigozie Obioma
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the ominous, forbidden nearby river, they meet a dangerous local madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-- both tragic and redemptive-- will transcend the lives and imaginations of its characters and its readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, The Fishermen never leaves Akure, but the story it tells has enormous universal appeal. Seen through the prism of one family's destiny, this is an essential novel about Africa with all of its contradictions-- economic, political, and religious-- and the epic beauty of its own culture.With this bold debut, Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the most original new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation's masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1986-
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Obioma, Chigozie
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9387.9.O2756
LC item number
F57 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Chukwudi Iwuji
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Iwuji, Chukwudi
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Hachette Audio (Firm)
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  • Brothers
  • Fratricide
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Brothers
  • Fratricide
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
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not applicable
Label
The fishermen : a novel, by Chigozie Obioma
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Compact discs
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (approx. 10 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781478964742
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781478964742
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zblrv
  • ZEblrv
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unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn927456328
  • (OCoLC)927456328
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The fishermen : a novel, by Chigozie Obioma
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (approx. 10 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478964742
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781478964742
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zblrv
  • ZEblrv
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn927456328
  • (OCoLC)927456328
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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