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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

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    “It was a terrible time to be alive” writes Helon Habila in his aftermathAnd indeed the first story in this b

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    Set in Nigeria during the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha this novel switches back and forth in time and is made up of interco

  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

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    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 stories loosely based on Habila himself The book proceeds almost in a circular fashion starting with Lomba when he is in jail and is asked to write love letters for the warden to the woman he hopes to w

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    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 und

  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 tal

  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; young women marrying older men for survival and to maintain their extend

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    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

  10. says:

    This got off to a tricky start maybe that was me expecting a novel when it’s a linked collection of short stories By the end I like

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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. 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

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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. 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 system But who is Lomba really and what brought him to the prisonThe answer isn t revealed until the last story In the interim we learn much about him through narratives the love of his life married a benefactor to pay for her dying mother s care his close friend lost his entire family and went mad with grief as the army moved in on student protests In the longest of the stories Poverty Street Lomba lives among others who are struggling to get by a young boy who was exiled to his aunt s because of a misdemeanor and his teacher Joshua who loves a former pupil Hagar who was forced to turn to prostitutionIt s a bleak picture of the despair the frenzy the stubborn hope but above all the airless prison like atmosphere of Nigeria a land gone mad during the Babangida and Abacha years and most readers me among them will likely not know the background history and repressive military regimes that rocked Nigeria to its coreBut this book is not about historicity Habila states My concern was for the story that above everything else In this the author succeeds brilliantly When Lomba visits a slave museum at Badagry his mentor tells him that two slaves who spoke the same language were never kept together He ends the tale by saying every oppressor knows wherever one word is joined to another to form a sentence there ll be revolt At another point he considers there is so much we can t understand because we are only characters in a story and our horizon is so narrow and so dark It will be words Habila suggests that offer the power to set us free whether it s within a prison or in the chaos of a brutal military coup The eponymous angel that Lomba awaits is the angel of death but Habila celebrates not death but life hope the possibility of love the beauty of connections the power of journalism and other writing In the end the sentence of imprisonment pales next to the sentence that can offer liberty Now as of in times of slavery words can unlock the locks and chains Out of Bounds (Boundaries, under Nigeria's brutal military regime His mind is full of soul music and girls and the novel he's writing Ye. 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(Otter Chaos until the last story In the interim we learn much about him through narratives the love of his life married a benefactor to pay for her dying mother s care his close friend lost his entire family and went mad with grief as the army moved in on student protests In the longest of the stories Poverty Street Lomba lives among others who are struggling to get by a young boy who was exiled to his aunt s because of a misdemeanor and his teacher Joshua who loves a former pupil Hagar who was forced to turn to prostitutionIt s a bleak picture of the despair the frenzy the stubborn hope but above all the airless prison like atmosphere of Nigeria a land gone mad during the Babangida and Abacha years and most readers me among them will likely not know the background history and repressive military regimes that rocked Nigeria to its coreBut this book is not about historicity Habila states My concern was for the story that above everything else In this the author succeeds brilliantly When Lomba visits a slave museum at Badagry his mentor tells him that two slaves who spoke the same language were never kept together He ends the tale by saying every oppressor knows wherever one word is joined to another to form a sentence there ll be revolt At another point he considers there is so much we can t The Illusionists understand because we are only characters in a story and our horizon is so narrow and so dark It will be words Habila suggests that offer the power to set O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, us free whether it s within a prison or in the chaos of a brutal military coup The eponymous angel that Lomba awaits is the angel of death but Habila celebrates not death but life hope the possibility of love the beauty of connections the power of journalism and other writing In the end the sentence of imprisonment pales next to the sentence that can offer liberty Now as of in times of slavery words can One for My Baby unlock the locks and chains

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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