The Fishermen - Chapter 5: The Metamorphosis Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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This chapter was about Ikenna's metamorphosis, but it also indicated a metamorphosis that the entire family will experience. Ikenna had been mean and distant to his family. Boja was even afraid to sleep in their room any more and chose to sleep in the sitting room instead. When the younger brothers realized that Ikenna had destroyed their special calendar, they all know a dreadful change has occurred.

The boys obtained the M.K.O. calendar one day when they left school early. During roll call, other students burst into laughter when they heard Boja's full name, Bojanonimeokpu Alfred Agwu. Boja reacted by holding both hands in the air with fingers spread wide apart, a cursing gesture in his town. The headmistress called Boja to the front, but Ikenna intervened. He said it would not be fair to punish Boja and not punish...

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