Waiting for an Angel
The generation-defining successor to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. 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 is forced to marry a wealthy general; and his neighbors on Poverty Street are planning a demonstration that is bound to incite riot and arrests. Lomba can no longer bury his head in the sand. Helon Habila's vivid, exciting, and heart-wrenching debut opens a window onto a world in some ways familiar-with its sensuously depicted streets, student life, and vibrant local characters-yet ruled by one of the world's most corrupt and oppressive regimes, a scandal that ultimately drives Lomba to take a risk in the name of something greater than himself. Habila captures the energy, sensitivity, despair, and stubborn hope of a new African generation with a combination of gritty realism and poetic beauty.
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Gripping story of love and journalistic integrity. Beautifully drawn characters and a heartbreaking ending. Read full review
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With the words,"everything 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 ... Read full review
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Helon Habila won the 2001 Caine Prize for the opening section of this novel. He is currently a fellow at the University of East Anglia. Waiting for An Angel ...
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The Mumpsimus: <i>Waiting for an Angel</i> by Helon Habila
The events of Waiting for an Angel are not presented in chronological order, and this choice strengthens the book's effect. It is seldom confusing, and is, ...
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graceland & Waiting for an Angel - The Nigerian Village Square
Has anyone read these (or any of these) books? Waiting for an Angel: I enjoyed it, but I think it is all over the place. I think it is well written.
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Catalogue : Ottawa Public Library
Subjects. Political prisoners -- Fiction · Nigeria -- Fiction. Browse Catalog. by author:. Habila, Helon, 1967-. by title:. Waiting for an angel. ...
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Waiting for an Angel captures the stubborn hope amidst despair of the dark days of Nigeria's recent past, documenting a period we forget at our peril… ...
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David, UK: In Waiting for an Angel you portrayed Nigeria as a place where ... Ademilola, Nigeria: I read your novel, Waiting for an Angel, a month ago and I ...
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E’ qui, nel cuore degli anni ’90, che si svolge la vicenda narrata da Helon Habila nel romanzo Waiting for an angel (tradotto in italiano con Angeli ...