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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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This report includes the leading manufacturers' profiles such as Lenzing AG (Austria), Grasim Industries Limited (India), Sateri Holdings Limited (China), Shandong Helon Textile Sci.
Helon Habila, in an interview with Achebe published in Africa Report and Sable Lit Magazine in 2007, revealed the great man's constant preoccupation with the state of is beloved country.
It is with the forgoing background that we can understand the entry of Helon Habila into the narrative canvas of Nigeria, a country often misgoverned by its ruling forces.
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.
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.
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.
In recent years, several young Nigerian writers have gained international prominence and readers, among them Chris Abani (Graceland), Helon Habila (Waiting for an Angel), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun), a 2008 MacArthur Fellow.
Many younger writers, such as the Caine Prize--winning Helon Habila and Leila Aboulela, are absent, but so are heavyweights such as Nuruddin Farah and Taban Lo'Liyong.
Helon Habila, the Caine Prize 2001 winner, described as a "major novelist in the making" has just published his second novel, Measuring Time.