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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. But his roommate is brutally attacked by soldiers; his first love is forced to marry a wealthy old man; and his neighbors on Poverty Street are planning a demonstration that is bound to incite riot and arrests. Lomba can no longer bury his head in the sand.Helon Habila's vivid, exciting, and heart-wrenching debut opens a window onto a world in some ways familiar-with its sensuously depicted streets, student life, and vibrant local characters-yet ruled by one of the world's most corrupt and oppressive regimes, a scandal that ultimately drives Lomba to take a risk in the name of something greater than himself. Habila captures the energy, sensitivity, despair, and stubborn hope of a new African generation with a combination of gritty realism and poetic beauty. Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001. Reading group guide included.

Synopsis:

A novel in the form of linked stories about a young man growing up in the chaos of contemporary Nigeria with its military regime, random violence and student protests.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141010069
Author:
HABILA, HELON
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Author:
Habila, Helon
Location:
N
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20030828
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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Waiting for an Angel
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