The Fishermen Quotes

Chigozie Obioma
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I must have my pound of flesh and you must all join me in this because you caused it.
-- Ikenna (4: The Python paragraph 4)

Importance: Ikenna uses the lashes his father gave him to manipulate his brothers into joining him in getting revenge against the neighbor who told on them for going to the river.

M.K.O., you are beautiful beyond description, Too marvelous for words, The most wonderful of all creatures, Like nothing never seen nor heard. Who can touch your infinite wisdom? Who can fathom the depths of your love? M.K.O., you are beautiful beyond description. Your majesty is enthroned above.
-- Ikenna, Boja, Obembe, and Ben (5: The Metamorphosis paragraph 1)

Importance: The boys sing this song and get the attention of M.K.O. as he is campaigning. He brings them up front at his political rally and awards them scholarships.

We did it. We avenged them -- Ike and Boja.
-- Obembe (chapter 16 paragraph 9)

Importance: Obembe was finally satisfied that the deaths of his brothers...

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