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Waiting for An Angel

Fiction

by Helon Habila

  • 352 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7457571M
ISBN 100393325113
ISBN 109780393325119

WAITING FOR AN ANGEL. by Helon Habila. BUY NOW FROM The “angel” for whom Lomba thereafter passively waits is the Angel of Death—as we’re reminded by far too many sententious generalizations about freedom stifled and “the stymied, sense-dulling miasma of existence.” our editors select the one author and one book they believe Author: Helon Habila. Includes the beautiful Cantilena from Bachianas Brasileiras, the Gounod Ave Maria, and the title track `Waiting on an Angel', this is a magnificent release from one .

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. Waiting for Milo (The Waite Family Book 1) - Kindle edition by Devlin, Angel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Waiting for Milo (The Waite Family Book 1)/5(32).

Waiting for an Angel by Helon Habila About the Book 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. Waiting for an angel. London: Hamish Hamilton, (OCoLC) Material Type: Fiction: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: OCLC Number: Notes: Parts of this book were originally published by Epik Books, Lagos, Nigeria, entitled 'Prison stories'. Awards: Short-listed for The.


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It shows the disruption caused by the military rule of Nigeria. It is very informative, especially since I did not know much before about the situation in Nigeria.

It gives a personal perspective of the effects of military rule on individuals: students, teachers, /5. 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/5(18). Waiting for an Angel is a political coming-of-age story published in by first-time Nigerian novelist Helon Habila.

Set five years earlier in a neighborhood of Lagos known as “Poverty Street,” Waiting for an Angel follows the desperate and dangerous days of a young man named Lomba who aspires to be a novelist despite General Sani Abacha’s brutal military dictatorship. 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. Among the summaries and analysis available for Waiting for an Angel, there are 2 Short Summaries and 3 Book Reviews.

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The collection was published in its revised format as "Waiting for an Angel" in Without doubt did the Caine Prize and this /5(7). This moving study of idealistic young people refusing to give up, even when faced with threats to their very lives, is an unforgettable story of the human spirit waiting for an angel--and sometimes meeting the Angel of Death.

Amazon readers rating: from 9 reviews. Habila has said that he wrote Waiting for an Angel in short-story form so that he could feel a sense of accomplishment after completing each one. What other reasons might he have had for choosing to construct his novel in this fashion.

How important is the novel's fragmented structure to. Written in non-chronological order WAITING FOR AN ANGEL keeps the reader on edge even though the ending is revealed in the first chapter. This novel is a fresh and evocative first-person narrative into the political instability of Nigeria and its effects on the everyday individual/5(13).

Waiting for an Angel. About the Book Waiting for an Angel. by Helon Habila. 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.

"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 the novel he is writing/5(14). Helon Habila’s Waiting For An Angel. Octo rasheed 6, views 7 Comments. The impression a first reader of this Helon Habila’s work will have of this book is that of a romantic piece.

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Helon Habila is the internationally renowned author of Waiting for an Angel, which won both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Caine Prize for African Writing, and Measuring Time and Oil on Water.

He was born in Nigeria and now divides his time between America and Nigeria/5(12). Waiting for an Angel: A Novel by Helon Habila and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Book Review: Helon Habila’s “Waiting For A Angel”, A Tragedy Of A Nation.

Helon Habila’s “Waiting for an Angel” has given us reason to reflect on oppression, tyranny and their implication on the lives of ordinary who are curiously looking for their purpose. Fiction Book Review: WAITING FOR AN ANGEL by Helon Habila, Author. Norton $ (p) ISBN WAITING FOR AN ANGEL Helon Habila, Author.The full text was published as a novel in the UK under the title Waiting for an Angel in and received a Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region, Best First Book) in Also inhe moved to England to become a Writing Fellow at the University of East Of Birth: Nigeria.Waiting for an Angel.

(Reviews: Books). Link/Page Citation BY HELON HABILA [pounds sterling] Hamish Hamilton ISBN This book, by Nigeria's Caine Prize winning novelist Helon Habila, begins with the short story, Love Poems.