Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist, poet and academic. He is the author of the novels Waiting for an Angel, Measuring Time and Oil on Water, and has won literary prizes including the Caine Prize and the Windham/Campbell Literature Prize. He teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Washington, and his most recent book The Chibok Girls will be published by Penguin Books in April 2017.
Publisher's description. An urgent investigation of the infamous 2014 kidnapping of 276 girls from a school in Nigeria. Reporting from inside the traumatised and blockaded community of Chibok, Helon Habila bears witness to this tragedy, interviewing grieving families and returning survivors, and presenting a comprehensive indictment of the terrorist crimes of Boko Haram. Penguin