Waiting For an Angel

Waiting For an Angel

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141010061
  • 9780141010069
  • 939,091

Review quote

In elegant, economical, and often lyrical prose, Habila captures the state of terror under which Nigerians were forced to live.
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About Helon Habila

Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist, poet and academic. He is the author of the novels Waiting for an Angel, Measuring Time and Oil on Water, and has won literary prizes including the Caine Prize and the Windham/Campbell Literature Prize. He teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Washington, and his most recent book The Chibok Girls will be published by Penguin Books in April 2017.
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287 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (122)
3 24% (70)
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