Liz Green

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Liz is a freelance translator (French into English) who translates a variety of texts ranging from business and environmental reports and lab tests to film reviews. As an antidote to these serious subjects, her ambition is to translate a detective novel one day!

The Fishermen

Date: 14 Apr 2015 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
This book is essentially a cautionary family tale of four brothers and the way they react to a prophecy about them by the local madman. It is also, in a sense, a coming-of-age story where Ben, the young narrator, is plunged into premature adulthood under the most brutal of circumstances. And it is about brotherly love. None of these descriptions, however, convey the fact that this book is written by an exciting new voice in African literary f ...