The Fishermen Symbols & Objects

Chigozie Obioma
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Omi-Ala River

Once worshipped by the Nigerian town's pre-Christian culture, the Omi-Ala River is seen as bad or evil after Christianity spread into the region. It is seen as bad or evil because the pre-Christian culture built shrines to the river and worshipped it, an act which Christianity teaches is idolatry.

Eagle

Symbolically represented by the eagle, Father seemingly soars high above the others and nothing escapes his watchful eye, especially when it comes to taking care of his children.

Python

Ikenna becomes a python, a serpent who is willing to squeeze the life out of his victims. Boja loves him, but Ikenna's constant strife stirred by Abulu's prophesy eventually squeezes that love out of Boja. When Boja hates his brother, the prophesy is able to come to fruition.

Locusts

Traditionally symbolizing a bad omen because of their biblical connection to a plague, Ben says the locusts...

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