Their father, gaunt and gray-bearded, is seen visibly to crumple from the inside as his eminence as... The first impression of Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is that of a car spluttering on starting up. The first two chapters are descriptive to the point of fastidiousness, and the characters and incidents, although ordinary, are presented almost with affectation. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Chigozie Obioma's debut has been widely and joyously reviewed.
World. Chigozie Obioma, whose first novel, The Fishermen, was selected as a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2015, has made it back to the 2019 shortlist with his latest effort, An Orchestra of Minorities. Department of English.