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  • The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria
    Views : 122
    Pages : 128

    by: Helon Habila

    Publisher: pColumbia Global Reports

    Book Description

    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.

    Nigerian-born poet and novelist Habila (Oil on Water, 2010, etc.) seeks to remind the global community of the plight of the kidnapped girls, most still presumed t ... more

    Publish on

    2016-12-05

    ISBN-10: 0997126469

    ISBN-13: 9780997126464

    Language: English

  • Oil on Water: A Novel
    Views : 78
    Pages : 239

    by: Helon Habila

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    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. 

    The stink of oil and the orange light of gas flares emanate from this graphic account of a nation ruined by the extraction of its natural resources, ... more

    Publish on

    2011-05-16

    ISBN-10: 0393339645

    ISBN-13: 9780393339642

    Language: English

  • Waiting for an Angel: A Novel
    Views : 228
    Pages : 256

    by: Helon Habila

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    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.

    Lomba is a Lagos journalist and would-be novelist whom we meet in 1997, when he’s imprisoned on fabricated charges, sunk in depression, which is recorded faithfully in his diary ... more

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    0000-00-00

    ISBN-10: 0393051935

    ISBN-13: 9780393051933

    Language: English

  • Measuring Time: A Novel
    Views : 108
    Pages : 383

    by: Helon Habila

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    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).

    Twin brothers Mamo and LaMamo grow up in the comfortable home of their widowed father Lamang, a prosperous cattle merchant bent on carving out f ... more

    Publish on

    2007-02-17

    ISBN-10: 0393052516

    ISBN-13: 9780393052510

    Language: English