Sunday, May 18, 2008

Measuring Time

By Helon Habila
ISBN: 9780393052510
Genre: fiction

This book takes place in Nigeria. The author uses a lyrical storytelling method to tell the story of twins and a village. Spanning from 1960 to 1990 we are introduced to most of the major problems Africa as a whole and Nigeria itself face: AIDS, drought, government mismanagement, etc.

The book is pretty good, but I'm not overly fond of the author's style. I couldn't see a point to the novel. Not that a novel always has to have a point, but it kinda just petered off and ended.

6 out of 10.

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