The Fishermen - Chapter 6: The Madman Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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A tribal proverb begins Chapter 6: Those the gods have chosen to destroy, they inflict with madness. This chapter is about Abulu.

Obembe told Ben what he had heard about Abulu. He said the man's brain turned into blood after an accident that left him insane. When they were young, Abulu and his brother Abana were inseparable. They attended the best high school in town together. The boys grew up without their father, who had left on a religious pilgrimage and never returned. Some believed he met an Austrian woman and moved there to start another life; others believed he was killed by a bomb in Jerusalem. The boys grew up solely in the care of their mother, who owned a restaurant in which they worked. The restaurant never made much money, and the boys turned to stealing. Their older sister was a...

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