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Radio Drama - The Fishermen

In Chigozie Obioma’s Man Booker prize-nominated novel  The Fishermen , four brothers go fishing in a local river.  There they encounter a local madman, Abula, who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by one of his fellow fishermen. The curse sets the brothers on an inexorable course and unleashes a chain of events that tears apart their family with tragic consequences. In 2018, New Perspectives, in association with HOME, presented this powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate, in a stage adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan. Now the original cast has reunited with director Jack McNamara to reimagine this lyrical family saga for radio. The tragic tale is related by two brothers Ben (David Alade) and Obembe (Valentine Olukoga) who, after eight years apart, meet on the banks of the river in Akure, a small town in south-western Nigeria. They look back over their Igbo childhoods in the mid-1990s, a dark period in Nigeria’s past when the despotic Ge