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TRAVELLERS: HELON HABILA
In Travellers the Nigerian US-based journalist, poet, and author Helon Habila writes about identity, exile and the many kinds of travellers now crisscrossing Africa and Europe. The novel, Habila’s fourth, has it all, reviews The Guardian, “intelligence, tragedy, poetry, love, intimacy, compassion, and a serious, soulful, arms-wide engagement with one of the most acute concerns of our age – the refugee crisis”. Habila’s debut novel Waiting for an Angel won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize; his non-fiction The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria is essential reading in understanding that tragedy. One of Africa’s finest literary voices, Habila talks about the pursuit of home with Dione Joseph.
Supported by Platinum Patron Sir James Wallace.