The Fishermen - Chapter 17: The Moth Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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Ben likened himself to a moth, basking in light but losing its wings and falling. Without his older brothers, he felt wingless. Ben went home and back to his room while Obembe ran away. Ben lay on his floor and cried because he had officially lost all of his older brothers. The soldiers arrived that morning. When they threatened to shoot, Ben opened his bedroom door for them. Soldiers took him away.

After three weeks, Ben was allowed to return home to get ready for court. Ben's lawyer was Barrister Biodun. He said injuring one of the soldiers would count against Ben, but that his youth would be in his favor. He said Ben would be released in a short period of time. Ben revealed that one of the prison wardens called him a "little murderer. He had a bucket in which...

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