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T when his room mate goes mad and is beaten up by soldiers his first love is forced to marry a man she doesn't want and his neighbours decide to hold a d. This is a novel of interconnected stories set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha The main character Lomba is a would be novelist and journalist who runs afoul of Abacha s thugs and he appears in most of the stories loosely based on Habila himself The book proceeds almost in a circular fashion starting with Lomba when he is in jail and is asked to write love letters for the warden to the woman he hopes to win over In other chapters you see Lomba when he is a young student caught up in his first romance and devastated by the mental breakdown of a friend then when he struggles unsuccessfully for two years to write his first novel before joining a newspaper so he can live again as he puts it and finally making an obliue appearance in a riveting finale that recounts the demonstrations that are put down violently by the junta and that also affect the lives of a young student his mentor the charismatic Joshua and Joshua s love the prostitute and former student Hagar Some of the stories are stronger than others but the power of the situations Lomba and the others find themselves in political repression grinding poverty loves sought and lost and flashes of nobility help this first novel to rise about its sometimes disjointed prose Secretos del Cosmos is beaten up by soldiers his first love The Secret Treasons is forced to marry a man she doesn't want and his neighbours decide to hold a d. This مريض الوهم is a novel of The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death interconnected stories set ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha The main character Lomba Doctor y campeón is a would be novelist and journalist who runs afoul of Abacha s thugs and he appears La corruptrice in most of the stories loosely based on Habila himself The book proceeds almost Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves in a circular fashion starting with Lomba when he The Purpose-Guided Universe is The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion in jail and The Academy is asked to write love letters for the warden to the woman he hopes to win over In other chapters you see Lomba when he Full Dark, No Stars is a young student caught up If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, in his first romance and devastated by the mental breakdown of a friend then when he struggles unsuccessfully for two years to write his first novel before joining a newspaper so he can live again as he puts 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida it and finally making an obliue appearance La ética de la crueldad in a riveting finale that recounts the demonstrations that are put down violently by the junta and that also affect the lives of a young student his mentor the charismatic Joshua and Joshua s love the prostitute and former student Hagar Some of the stories are stronger than others but the power of the situations Lomba and the others find themselves 3052 in political repression grinding poverty loves sought and lost and flashes of nobility help this first novel to rise about

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Emo that is bound to lead to a riot Lomba realizes that he can no longer bury his head in the sand It's time to write the truth about this reign of terro. awesome Helon writes with so much passion about that dark time in Nigeriathe millitary era i m proud to be a countrywoman of such talent Somos chicos de menta (Tomo 5) is bound to lead to a riot Lomba realizes that he can no longer bury his head Disciplina Positiva Para Preescolares (NIÑOS: EDUCACIÓN Y CUIDADOS) in the sand It's time to write the truth about this reign of terro. awesome Helon writes with so much passion about that dark time The Ronin in Nigeriathe millitary era Rockonomics i m proud to be a countrywoman of such talent

  • Paperback
  • 227
  • Waiting for an Angel
  • Helon Habila
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 9780141010069

About the Author: Helon Habila

Helon Habila was born in Nigeria in 1967 He studied literature at the University of Jos and taught at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi before moving to Lagos to work as a journalist In Lagos he wrote his first novel Waiting for an Angel which won the Caine Prize in 2001 Waiting for an Angel has been translated into many languages including Dutch Italian Swedish and FrenchIn 2002 he moved



10 thoughts on “Waiting for an Angel

  1. says:

    With the wordseverything is politics in this country Lomba a young aspiring novelist and poet is hired for a local newspaper's arts page Set in Lagos the time the latter part of the nineteen nineties when Nigeria is controlled yet again by a br

  2. says:

    “It was a terrible time to be alive” writes Helon Habila in his aftermathAnd indeed the first story in this book of seven interc

  3. says:

    Set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha this novel switches back and forth in time and is made up of interconnected stories revolving around the main character of Lomba an aspiring author and active journalistThe book overall was very informative about the time it is set however it lacked real punch for it to effectively portray the brutality of this period

  4. says:

    Waiting for An Angel is about Lomba a journalist in Nigeria It shows the disruption caused by the military rule of Nigeria It is very

  5. says:

    This is a novel of interconnected stories set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha The main charact

  6. says:

    In my humble opinion Waiting For An Angel is as close to genius as a writer can get; at least that's the way I view any novel which can hold me spellbound for twenty four hours without a single thought about life s

  7. says:

    awesome Helon writes with so much passion about that dark time in Nigeriathe millitary era i'm proud to be a countrywoman

  8. says:

    A very disappointing read The book fails to capture the brutality of Sani Abacha's dictatorship as promised What it does is capture the everyday insanity and contradictions of life in Nigeria whole families dying on the inter city highways; young people going insane; universities closing down due to student protests or l

  9. says:

    Ì generally don`t enjoy linked short stories but this actually turned out to be than that the stories combined to create a novel seamless and powerful Flap copy Lomba is a young journalist living under military rule in Lagos Nigeria the most dangerous city in the world His mind is full of soul music and girls and the lyric novel he is writing But his roommate is brutally attacked by soldiers; his first love

  10. says:

    This got off to a tricky start maybe that was me expecting a novel when it’s a linked collection of short stor

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