Monday, 1 December 2014

Helon Habila

Helon Habila Ngalabak (conceived 1967) is a Nigerian author and writer. He acted as an issue and columnist in Nigeria before moving to England to turn into the African Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia. In 2002 he distributed his first novel, Waiting for an Angel. His work has won numerous prizes incorporating the Caine Prize in 2001. In 2005/2006 he turned into the Chinua Achebe Fellow at Bard College in New York.

In 2006 he co-altered the British Council collection New Writing 14. His 2nd novel, Measuring Time, was distributed in 2007.His 3rd novel, Oil on Water, which manages ecological contamination in the oil-rich Nigerian Delta, was distributed in the US in 2011. His treasury The Granta Book of the African Short Story turned out September 2011.

Habila learned at the University of Jos and at the University of East Anglia where he was a Chevening Scholar and now shows exploratory writing at George Mason University.

Habila is an establishing part and as of now serves on the bulletin leading body of African Writers believe,"a no-profit element which appears to set up and unite African scholars in the Diaspora and authors on the landmass to advance imparting of abilities and different assets, and to cultivate information and adapting between the two gatherings."

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