Waiting For an Angel
WAITING FOR AN ANGEL marks the debut of one of Africa's most promising new writers.
Lomba is a young journalist living under military regime in Lagos, one of the most dangerous cities in the world. His mind is full of soul music and girls and thenovel he is writing. But his room-mate goes mad and is beaten up by soldiers, his first love is forced to marry a man she doesn't love, and his neighbours are planning a demo which is bound to incite riot and arrests. Lomba can no longer bury his head in the sand. He must write the truth about this reign of terror . . .
WAITING FOR AN ANGEL captures the despair, the frenzy and the stubborn hope of a generation daring to speak out against one of the world's most oppressive regimes.
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WAITING FOR AN ANGELUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A young Nigerian intellectual collides with his country's brutal military regime, in this intense first novel by a native African writer now living in London.Lomba is a Lagos journalist and would-be ... Read full review
Waiting for an angelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Nigerian author Habila's debut novel is a noble account of how even the poorest and lowliest people must rise up against oppression, regardless of the consequences. Habila tells the story of Lomba as ... Read full review