Search Results: "Helon Habila"


BOOK REVIEW

OIL ON WATER by Helon Habila
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2011

"Dreamy, criss-crossed with flashbacks and pipelines, a memorable if heavily delineated parable of the dispossessed."
While searching for a foreign hostage, two reporters witness the despoliation of Nigeria in Habila's (Measuring Time, 2007, etc.) latest, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"Both an informative primer on Nigeria's history of Islamist conflict and a passionate testimonial on behalf of the 218 Chibok girls still missing."
An empathetic inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the 2014 kidnapping of 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR AN ANGEL by Helon Habila
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Comparisons of Habila to Nigeria's great novelist Chinua Achebe are, to put it mildly, premature. But he's an obviously committed and serious writer: on balance, a more than worthy debut."
A young Nigerian intellectual collides with his country's brutal military regime, in this intense first novel by a native African writer now living in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEASURING TIME by Helon Habila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An unusually rich and rewarding novel, which in its (many) best pages becomes something very like a native African Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."
A story of struggle and survival in a small Nigerian village is the fruitful subject of African-born Habila's second novel (following his prize-winning debut, Waiting for an Angel, 2003). Read full book review >