[Ebook] Measuring Time By Helon Habila – Loufanet.info

In The Small Nigerian Village Of Keti Live Mamo And LaMamo, Twin Sons Of A Domineering Father When One Day The Boys Try And Escape The Village, Only LaMamo Succeeds And In Time Becomes A Soldier Well Versed In The Ways Of Life And Death Mamo, Too Sickly To Leave, Remains In Keti Finding Solace In The Arms Of Zara While Watching Impotently As His Detested Father Grows Powerful And Corrupt Unable To Wield A Weapon, Mamo Instead Reaches For A Pen And Soon Begins To Write The True History Of Keti And Its People All The Time Awaiting The Return Of His Beloved Brother, LaMamo. Measuring Time


About the Author: Helon Habila

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10 thoughts on “Measuring Time

  1. says:

    i wish i could have made a shelf called books in which two twins set off to become soldiers together, only one has second thoughts, and turns back, and then they are separated, and then i could put this and Gob s Grief on it however, that is too long a name to have, it seems


  2. says:

    A long demanding novel, it s also a slow starter, I kept being tempted to bail out until, at midpoint, I figured out what it was about, that was two of my favorite topics History national identity A true history, the main character reflects, is one that looks at the lives of individuals, ordinary people who toil and dream and suffer,


  3. says:

    I waffled back and forth over if this book was a four star or a three starso it is getting a 3 from me I liked the book and found it very interesting But the reason for the three stars and not four is because the most interesting part for me was experiencing life in an African village and how civil wars any war affect the life of people


  4. says:

    Measuring Time is the story of twin brothers, their family and the people that shaped them Living in rural Nigeria, village life and the natural environment add atmosphere and context Habila s story telling talents are evident in numerous ways His own narrative of people and events is interwoven with those of his protagonist Mamo, who in l


  5. says:

    Really a 4.5 For all of what seem on the surface like gimmicks, Nigerian twins, the structure of the bildungsroman, etc it adds up to a smart, elegant story Mamo and LaMamo grow up neglected by their father and raised by their aunt Mamo is physically weak from sickle cell anemia LaMamo is strong They run away and LaMamo becomes a soldier Mamo


  6. says:

    this was an interesting read but not quite what i expected the characters were wonderful and one can t help but want the twins to succeed in their quest to become famous i enjoyed the beginning of their tale the most the young boys are very entertaining i also enjoyed reading about their journeys and felt extremely sympathetic for mamo and his a


  7. says:

    A remarkable piece of work by Habila His prose is lyrically attractive, poetic, a canvas of colours playing with some trompe l oeil techniques and intertextual references from various authors It s stories within a story The twin fighter vs the academic twin, two sides of the same coin really, although the academic twi...


  8. says:

    reading this book was listening to my father talk about his life before immigration i could easily see him and his mates living out their lives in this novel it was realistic fiction, becuase it bought the nigerian of my father s youth and the nigerian during the present elections to life in a very sublte way helon habila writes in a plain fashion he


  9. says:

    If I were still teaching, I would teach this book, not only for the questions it raises to which I do not know the answers Nigerian history primary among them , but also because it is beautifully told, deceptively simple, and filled with love and wisdom, an...


  10. says:

    Two twins, living in a small Nigerian village called Keti, measuring time, wondering how they will each achieve fame together Mamo, the twin who has sickle cell anemia, measures his time as a child, sick in bed, while his twin colors and entertains him by his bedside Mamo measures his time, waiting for his father s love Mamo measures his time, waiting for h


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