The Fishermen - Chapter 18: The Egrets Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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David and Nkem were egrets, white birds that appear after a storm. Ben realized that both his younger siblings did not experience the family's storm of tragedy because they were so young at the time. Ben noted that he had not been able to see any of his family for his six years of incarceration. Ben was only allowed to see a preacher during his time in prison. Special circumstances were needed since Ben was not old enough for life imprisonment or capital punishment, but his crime was too serious for a juvenile facility. Instead, the punishment was for him not to see is family. He was supposed to serve until he was 18, but got out at age 16 for good behavior. He was surprised to see Father thin and bearded. Mother also aged. Father told Ben that Mother started seeing spiders again...

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