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Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma


An Orchestra of Minorities:

Chigozie Obioma in conversation with Aruni Kashyap

Chigozie Obioma, the Nigerian writer described as ‘the heir to Chinua Achebe’, is the author of The Fisherman and An Orchestra of Minorities, which was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2019. Told from the perspective of the protagonist Chinonso’s 700 year old ‘chi’, or spirit in the Igbo tradition, the novel speaks of the mythologies as well as the realities of love. In conversation with writer and academic Aruni Kashyap, Obioma speaks of his books, telling us why he writes, and for whom.