In the small Nigerian village of Keti live Mamo and LaMamo, twin sons of a domineering father. When one day the boys try and escape the village, only LaMamo succeeds and in time becomes a soldier well-versed in the ways of life and death.
Mamo, too sickly to leave, remains in Keti finding solace in the arms of Zara while watching impotently as his detested father grows powerful and corrupt. Unable to wield a weapon, Mamo instead reaches for a pen and soon begins to write the true history of Keti and its people all the time awaiting the return of his beloved brother, LaMamo
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Measuring time: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In his second work (afterWaiting for an Angel ), Habila chronicles Nigeria's recent history as witnessed by a single family living in the village of Keti. Twins Mamo and LaMamo grow up in a motherless ... Read full review
Review: Measuring TimeUser Review - Judith - Goodreads
If I were still teaching, I would teach this book, not only for the questions it raises to which I do not know the answers (Nigerian history primary among them), but also because it is beautifully ... Read full review