Measuring time

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Hamish Hamilton, Feb 1, 2007 - Fiction - 383 pages
27 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  - Laura - Goodreads

A remarkable piece of work by Habila. His prose is lyrically attractive, poetic, a canvas of colours playing with some trompe l'oeil techniques and intertextual references from various authors. It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Yes. Yes. and Yes. I deeply appreciated that Habila is an African writer, telling stories from an African perspective. This emic perspective adds relevance to the story that is missing when the story ... 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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