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Helon

(hē`lŏn), in the Bible, father of EliabEliab
, in the Bible. 1 Chief of the tribe of Zebulun. 2 Father of Dathan. 3 Brother of David. 4 Musician of David. 5 A follower of David. 6 The same as Elihu (1.)
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As can be seen from the foregoing, Helon Habila, with the story of the Lammang's family, weaves a bigger tale of a nation that does not consider the interests and aspirations of its citizens.
Similar responses to the situation of the defiant hero yet abound in other works of the low mimetic mode of the Nigerian literary tradition like Agary's Yellow-Yellow (2006), though sometimes with variations as in Iyayi's Violence, Sefi Atta's Everything Good Will Come (2007) and Helon Habila's Waiting for an Angel (2002).
WAITING FOR AN ANGEL (2004; * COMMONWEALTH WRITERS PRIZE, AFRICA REGION) [pipe] HELON HABILA (NIGERIA)
It should be considered that while Abacha perfects his figure of the male as a seductive autocrat (an image foreshadowed in Nigerian literature by Izongo of Gabriel Okara's The Voice; General Sam of Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah; the military officers of Festus Iyayi's Heroes, Chukwuemeka Ike's Sunset at Dawn; the Abacha of Helon Habila's Waiting for an Angel and the Head of State in Chimamanda Adichie's The Purple Hibiscus), with respect to violence on the one hand, Admiral tends to live this figure out; on the other hand, as regards nonviolence, he displays seductive antics, disrupting the lives of young people.
Works where the first statement holds true are: Soyinka's The Interpreters, Death and the King's Horseman, Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and some others, while Helon Habila's Waiting for an Angel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, Gabriel Okara's The Voice, Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah, A Man of the People, Okpewho's Tides, and many others including the greater part of the Nigerian literary tradition of the second and contemporary generation of authors and their works.
Mwangi's analysis is based on works by David Maillu, Moses Isegawa, Helon Habila, Nozipo Maraire, Francis Imbuga, Nadine Gordimer, Ngugi wa Thiong's, Leonard Kibera, Austin Bukenya, Katama Mkangi, Seithy Chachage.
The Granta Book of the African Short Story, edited by Helon Habila.
Among those who have, Helon Raines and Elizabeth Nist find that many two-year college English faculty resist typical aspects of many university writing programs, such as common textbooks and scripted syllabi, because they perceive it an affront to the academic freedom they so strongly value (63).
Uni-directional concepts such as "diaspora" only sometimes seem appropriate to the multinational careers of authors such as Helon Habib in Measuring Time (2007), Amitav Ghosh in The Glass Palace (2000), Mohsin Hamid in The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), Zoe Wicomb in David's Story (2000), or Edwidge Danticat in The Dew Breaker (2004).
A beautiful concert of hymns and classical and love songs was presented by Brent Garrison; Elaine Hill, aunt of the groom; John Kyle, singing "God Made You," written by the bride, Helon Ruth; and Stafford Shurden.
Recent standouts include the 2007 Orange Prize winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Caine Prize winner Helon Habila.
They include post-Colonial Nigerians Helen Oyeyemi, whose debut novel The Icarus Girl thrust her into the literary limelight at the age of 19; Helon Habila and Femi Osofisan; South African Zoe Wicomb, who has been shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize; hotly-tipped Zimbabwean Brian Chikwava, who was included in The Observer hotlist of 'Who to watch in 2009'; and Newcastle's University's own Laura Fish and Jack Mapanje.