Tag Archives: Chigozie Obioma

The 2019 Booker Prize Shortlist

Having blogged about my Booker longlist reading, it’s time to turn my attention to the judge’s shortlist. Personally, I’m still not sure I’m ready for a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale (I haven’t been watching the TV version), so am … Continue reading

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An Irish Classic in Honour of St Patrick’s Day: ‘The Second Coming’ by Yeats (1919)

I’ve been wanting to write a post about ‘The Second Coming’ for simply ages.  It is one of the most brilliant poems ever written in the English language, but it’s just so depressing no one ever seem to want to … Continue reading

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A Book of Love and Violence: ‘The Fishermen’ by Chigozie Obioma (2015)

I don’t like being overly free with the word, but I really can see ‘The Fishermen’ becoming a canonical ‘classic’ novel in the years to come.  The complex treatment of nationhood, language and identity means it’s a novel that demands re-reading.  For … Continue reading

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