The new book by Chigozie Obioma – author of The Fishermen – has been announced
More about the book!
The Bookseller reports that Little, Brown has acquired the new novel from Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma.
Obioma’s debut The Fishermen was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and won the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Fiction Award. It was also shortlisted for the Best Debut Fiction category in the British Book Awards and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize for Fiction.
The new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, will be published in 2019.
An Orchestra of Minorities is about the life of a troubled young poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves. Set between Nigeria and Cyprus, according to Little, Brown it is “a modern epic of Igbo civilisation”, dealing with myth, spirituality, life, death, obsession and ownership. It can also be read as a parable about a civilisation lurching towards modernity, sometimes at the cost of abandoning the wisdom of elders.
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