Vaughn Richardson-Guy
Vaughn Richardson-Guy asked Chigozie Obioma:

Just finished The Fishermen, and wanted to say, beautiful book, filled with wisdom. Thank you for sharing your light with us. What inspired the decision to liken each character to various animals?

Chigozie Obioma Thank you, Vaughn. Although this is coming late, I still want to answer :) I wanted to let the Benjamin simulate how the mind of children work when they are in the act of trying to understand something that is not easily apparent to them. They often associate that phenomenon to something they are more familiar with. This is why you'd find a child saying something like this big guy who beat me at school is like a superman.

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