The Fishermen - Chapter 8: The Locusts Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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The locusts arrived the week after Boja's head injury caused by Ikenna, bringing with them traditional heavy rains and storms. Everyone stayed indoors. When Mother confronted Ikenna about the injury he caused Boja, he simply said he was threatened first and would not let Boja threaten him. When Ikenna burst into tears, Mother was sure he was out of his mind. Boja did as Mother instructed and stayed clear of Ikenna.

The power went out when the boys were watching a game on TV, so they walked downtown to watch at a viewing center. Ikenna and Boja stayed away from each other. Obembe and Ben had to leave early because they were being trampled in the crowd of people at the viewing center. The two youngest boys walked home, leaving their older brothers at the center. They hid when they saw Abulu...

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