The Fishermen - Chapter 11: The Spiders Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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It was a tribal belief that spiders nested in homes of grieving people. Mother began having visions of spiders. Father did everything he could to soothe her fear of the spiders. The pharmacist and Iyabo told Father to do what she wanted to help her through the grieving process. He stomped a lot of spiders and swept out a lot of webs, including imaginary ones, in the process.

After the spiders were gone, Mother began to hear voices. She talked of a strange dreams she had that forewarned of Boja's death. Ben said that people all across Africa believed that if something is going to happen to a mother's child, she knows it. Mother's recounting of her dream made Ben wonder if he should have interpreted his own dream about Ikenna on the bridge as a forewarning. Mother's stories began drawing a...

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