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Lomba is a young journalist living in Lagos under Nigeria's brutal military regime His mind is full of soul music and girls and the novel he's writing Ye. Set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha this novel switches back and forth in time and is made up of interconnected stories revolving around the main character of Lomba an aspiring author and active journalistThe book overall was very informative about the time it is set however it lacked real punch for it to effectively portray the brutality of this period

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Emo that is bound to lead to a riot Lomba realizes that he can no longer bury his head in the sand It's time to write the truth about this reign of terro. generally don t enjoy linked short stories but this actually turned out to be than that the stories combined to create a novel seamless and powerful Flap copy 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 general 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 Encounters with Rauschenberg 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 general 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

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T when his room mate goes mad and is beaten up by soldiers his first love is forced to marry a man she doesn't want and his neighbours decide to hold a d. In my humble opinion Waiting For An Angel is as close to genius as a writer can get at least that s the way I view any novel which can hold me spellbound for twenty four hours without a single thought about life sustaining necessities As one who lived in Nigeria at the time the novel was set it stirred bittersweet memories of the life under military dictatorships The simple writing belies the sophisticated well observed presentation of the lives of ordinary folks who were by and large the victims of those aberrant days of Nigeria s post colonial history


10 thoughts on “Waiting for an Angel

  1. says:

    With the wordseverything is politics in this country Lomba a young aspiring novelist and poet is hired for a local newspaper's arts page Set in Lagos the time the latter part of the nineteen nineties when Nigeria is controlled yet again by a brutal military regime Helon Habila has created a powerful moving portrait of life at the time It was a terrible time to be alive explains Habila in his book's Afterword especially when you were young t

  2. says:

    “It was a terrible time to be alive” writes Helon Habila in his aftermathAnd indeed the first story in this book of seven interconnected stories hits the reader with a wallop Lomba – a writer – is one of many political prisoners whose life has been upended and whose humanity is on the way to being extinguished by a corrupt

  3. says:

    Set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha this novel switches back and forth in time and is made up of interconnected stories revolving around the main character of Lomba an aspiring author and active journalistThe book overall was very informative about the time it is set however it lacked real punch for it to effectively portray the brutality of this period

  4. says:

    Waiting for An Angel is about Lomba a journalist in Nigeria 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

  5. says:

    This is a novel of interconnected stories set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha The main character Lomba is a would be novelist and journalist who runs afoul of Abacha's thugs and he appears in most of the

  6. says:

    In my humble opinion Waiting For An Angel is as close to genius as a writer can get; at least that's the way I view any novel which can hold me spellbound for twenty four hours without a single thought about life sustaining necessities As one who lived in Nigeria at the time the novel was set it stirred bittersweet memories of th

  7. says:

    awesome Helon writes with so much passion about that dark time in Nigeriathe millitary era i'm proud to be a countrywoman of such talent

  8. says:

    A very disappointing read The book fails to capture the brutality of Sani Abacha's dictatorship as promised What it does is capture the everyday insanity and contradictions of life in Nigeria whole families dying on the inter city highways; young people going insane; universities closing down due to student protests or lecturers strikes; y

  9. says:

    Ì generally don`t enjoy linked short stories but this actually turned out to be than that the stories combined to create a novel seamless and powerful Flap copy 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 t

  10. says:

    This got off to a tricky start maybe that was me expecting a novel when it’s a linked collection of short stor

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