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Oil on Water PDF Epub Oil On Water Helon Habila Federicoscridel.eu The New Generation Of Twenty First Century African Writers Have Now Come Of Age Without A Doubt Habila Is One Of The Best Emmanuel DongalaIn The Oil Rich And Environmentally Devastated Nigerian Delta, The Wife Of A British Oil Executive Has Been Kidnapped Two Journalists A Young Upstart, Rufus, And A Once Great, Now Disillusioned Veteran, Zaq Are Sent To Find Her In A Story Rich With Atmosphere And Taut With Suspense, Oil On Water Explores The Conflict Between Idealism And Cynical Disillusionment In A Journey Full Of Danger And Unintended Consequences.As Rufus And Zaq Navigate Polluted Rivers Flanked By Exploded And Dormant Oil Wells, In Search Of The White Woman, They Must Contend With The Brutality Of Both Government Soldiers And Militants Assailed By Irresolvable Versions Of The Truth About The Woman S Disappearance, Dependent On The Kindness Of Strangers Of Unknowable Loyalties, Their Journalistic Objectivity Will Prove Unsustainable, But Other Values Might Yet Salvage Their Human Dignity.


About the Author: Helon Habila

Helon Habila was born in Nigeria in 1967 He studied literature at the University of Jos and taught at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, before moving to Lagos to work as a journalist In Lagos he wrote his first novel, Waiting for an Angel, which won the Caine Prize in 2001 Waiting for an Angel has been translated into many languages including Dutch, Italian, Swedish, and French In 2002 he moved Helon Habila was born in Nigeria in 1967 He studied literature at the University of Jos and taught at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, before moving to Lagos to work as a journalist In Lagos he wrote his first novel, Waiting for an Angel, which won the Caine Prize in 2001 Waiting for an Angel has been translated into many languages including Dutch, Italian, Swedish, and French In 2002 he moved to England to become the African Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia After his fellowship he enrolled for a PhD in Creative Writing His writing has won many prizes including the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2003 In 2005 2006 he was the first Chinua Achebe Fellow at Bard College in New York He is a contributing editor to the Virginia Quarterly Review, and in 2006 he co edited the British Council s anthology, New Writing 14 His second novel, Measuring Time, was published in February, 2007 He currently teaches Creative Writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and children



10 thoughts on “Oil on Water

  1. says:

    This novel deserves all the kudos heaped upon it The clarity of the writing, the construction of the central mystery, the steady buildup of tension, the detaile


  2. says:

    a stunning novel, one I highly recommend it to people who want to be enlightened about human and environmental conditions in other nations Maybe some people think it s


  3. says:

    Rufus, a young journalist on his first major assignment, travels into the troubled oil rich Nigerian Delta, hoping to land his breakthrough news story interviewing the kidnappe


  4. says:

    Heading Disillusioned and DisheartenedOil on Water is the masterful third novel by Helon Habila, and once again the author tackles another timely topic, this time the deadly politics o


  5. says:

    The opening chapter describes a harrowing river journey that immediately brings to mind Heart of Darkness It is not the same story, but the physical surroundings, the fog, the fearful emotiona


  6. says:

    This was a wonderful glimpse into the confusion, violence, desperation and hope of the Niger Delta region and its people It was up close and personal in the way I like when reading about conflicted pa


  7. says:

    This book opened up my eyes to what is happening in the Niger Delta Two journalists head out to find an English woman, the wife of a prominent oil engineer, who had been kidnapped for ransom, expecting the oi


  8. says:

    Oil On Water, by Helon Habila, is a novel that takes in Nigeria where oil has become the main concern The oil companies are buying up villages and destroying the environment That s when the militant group starts figh


  9. says:

    Meant to read this when it came out and finally caught up with it six years later It s a bit of a slow burn, as a young Nigerian journalist and a salty veteran journalist are asked to help find the kidnapped wife of a Britis


  10. says:

    Nigerian faux Hemingway Habila treats his mystery plot with seeming disinterest, preferring instead to spatter the novel in scenes of horrific violence children doused in gasoline meant to rouse our political sympathies Fine as a pi


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