Measuring time

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Hamish Hamilton, Feb 1, 2007 - Fiction - 383 pages
3 Reviews
Praise for Waiting for an Angel: 'Deeply moving and memorable' The Times 'Astonishing, at once tender and embittered, humorous and unforgiving' Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully judged . . . a powerful, compassionate work' Observer

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User Review  - bohemiangirl35 - LibraryThing

Measuring Time tells the story of twin brothers Mamo and LaMamo from the town of Keti in Nigeria. The story begins as the boys are school aged and they have resolved to "make life hard for their ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A story of struggle and survival in a small Nigerian village is the fruitful subject of African-born Habila's second novel (following his prize-winning debut, Waiting for an Angel, 2003).Twin brothers ... Read full review

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Helon Habila was born in Nigeria in 1967.nbsp; He won the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001 for the opening section of his first book, Waiting for an Angel, which then went on to win the Commonwealth Writersrsquo; Prize for Best First Book, Africa Region, in 2003.nbsp; He now lives in Norwich , where he was Writer-in-Residence from 2002-2004 at the University of East Anglia .

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