Chigozie Obioma’s Fisherman centers on four Nigerian brothers, Ikenna, Boja, Obembe and Benjamin, who decide to go fishing, their encounter with Abulu, the prophecy and the outcome.
Torn between his fear of prophecy and his love for his brothers, Ikenna withdraws into himself…
The adaptation is based on the same novel, Fisherman by Chigozie Obioma, with Gbolahan Obisesan as the play wright, directed by Jack McNamara; produced by the British theatre company ‘New Perspectives’, in partnership with HOME and is currently being shown in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Obioma, is currently the Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His recent novels, An Orchestra of Minorities, bought by Little and Brown, would be released later this year.
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