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Review: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

The self-fulfilling prophecy is an ancient and fascinating component of literature. From Oedipus to Macbeth and beyond, characters have wrestled with disturbing or tempting prophecies, often with tragic results. As we survey the wreckage of their lives,¬†we wonder to what extent the events were indeed fated or foreseen, and to what extent the characters’ own actions brought about their downfall…. Read More