Oil on Water [E–pub Free]


  • Paperback
  • 239
  • Oil on Water
  • Helon Habila
  • English
  • 01 April 2019
  • 9780393339642

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FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Helon Habila FREE READ Oil on Water 100 The new generation of twenty first century African writers have now come of age Without a doubt Habila is one of the best Emmanuel DongalaIn the oil rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped Two journalists a young upstart Rufus and a once great now disillusioned ve. This novel deserves all the kudos heaped upon it The clarity of the writing the construction of the central mystery the steady buildup of tension the detailed character development all are remarkable and accomplished The story is simple and straightforward but becomes nail bitingly tense as the cub reporter Rufus pursues the kidnappers of a woman on the Nigerian delta Rufus wouldn t have volunteered for the dangerous mission but for wishing to accompany a veteran reporter he admires Zak Things go wrong One senses the dark nights hot greasy air creased with yellow torches flaming high from the oil rigs and a maelstrom of humanity wielding guns Oil permeates everything the air the water the soil and oil brings wealth to some and homelessness to many in Nigeria Rufus is both the first and last name of our narrator a single name he adopts just like Zak the reporter he most admired Zak is alcoholic broken in body and disillusioned but he is still a raging intellect with the heart of a lion These two men on their journey to find the kidnapped wife of a British oil engineer run into militants seeking adeuate reimbursement for oil revenues passing them by Soldiers seek to stymie the kidnapping plot Rufus and Zak witness the aftermath of their battle Rufus is a photographer first and his experience allows him to know how to take pictures that grip the eyeHabila was a journalist first He knows how to write a sentence that makes a picture The simplicity of the writing gives us immediate access to his story a few words show us the timbre of a voice the stiffness of a back the roll and gloss of an eye On Habila s website we are treated to a blurb from celebrated British author Jim Crace who says Helon Habila writes with intelligence and admirable narrative economy That s it of course There is no waste In addition Habila makes all his characters vulnerable even the oilmen the kidnappers and their henchmen He takes seemingly incomprehensible events and shows them from every angle surprising us with their simplicity and their pathos He reveals terrifying truths and exhibits the almost endless resilience of people under unbearable pressures He shows us humanity as depraved and as generous as we know ourselves to beExuisite Unforgettable Praiseworthy

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FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Helon Habila FREE READ Oil on Water 100 Teran Za are sent to find her In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended conseuencesAs Rufus and Za navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells in search of the white woman. The opening chapter describes a harrowing river journey that immediately brings to mind Heart of Darkness It is not the same story but the physical surroundings the fog the fearful emotional atmosphereI m thinking Mistah Kurtz he dead It was a strong powerful chapterThe story is of an ambitious Nigerian reporter who is trying to find the kidnapped wife of an expatriate European oil executive Nothing is as it seems and the plot moves slowly somewhat weighed down by the earnestness of the narrator There are a number of potentially fascinating characters but they lack definition they all tend to sound the same Much of the prose is irrelevant and plodding She was pretty and clever and the sex was good but I didn t see myself spending the rest of my life with herGreed is destroying the society and environment of Nigeria the greed of the oil industry the greed of the world that demands the oil and the greed of the Nigerians But the ones with the most money wield the power so the Nigerians are suffering for that The story was a way to highlight the ineuities and cruelties I liked that this is a book written by a Nigerian with Nigerian protagonists

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FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Helon Habila FREE READ Oil on Water 100 They must contend with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants Assailed by irresolvable versions of the truth about the woman's disappearance dependent on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable but other values might yet salvage their human dignity. The most interesting thing about this book is the subject matter of the political and environmental disaster caused by oil companies in Nigeria Eventhought this is an extremely important and interesting topic I must say that I don t think I would have finished this novel if I didn t have to read it for university Regarding this book as a novel rather than an important piece of Nigerian literature I couldn t get behind the author s style of writing The main character Rufus did not seem compelling to me and his inner monologs got tedious As for the mystery of the kidnaped woman I d forget about it every so often if it weren t because it got mentioned every couple of chapters On top of that the timeline is all over the place the constant flashbacks got confusing in a lot of instances and rarely helped advance the plot in any wayAgain I respect the topics and the representation of the people affected by the situation but I m not a fan of this particular story


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    FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Helon Habila Oil on Water [E–pub Free] Helon Habila î 0 FREE READ Rufus a young journalist on his first major assignment travels into the troubled oil rich Nigerian Delta hoping to land his breakthrough news

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    FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Helon Habila Oil on Water [E–pub Free] Heading Disillusioned and DisheartenedOil on Water is the masterful third novel by Helon Habila and once again the author tackles another timely topic this time the deadly politics of oil in the Niger Delta The wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped by a group of militants and this in itself is not

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    Oil on Water [E–pub Free] FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Helon Habila This book opened up my eyes to what is happening in the Niger Delta Two journalists head out to find an English woman the wife of a prominent oil engineer who had been kidnapped for ransom expecting the oil company to give them millions The Delta Niger is all about peaceful islanders whose lives have been turned upside down by the armies of the oil companies who are taking their land by force their homes polluting their waters an

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