Slow tale of simmering dissatisfaction

{ "b" : "Measuring Time," , "cite" : "by Helon Habila, Hamish Hamilton, €25."}

27th January, 2007

{ "b" : "Measuring Time," , "cite" : "by Helon Habila, Hamish Hamilton, €25."}

Twin boys Mamo and LaMamo are counting the days until they can escape from their small Nigerian village and father Lamang - a man who is domineering and indifferent in equal measure.

Mamo, the first-born, is intellectually stronger but suffers the ravages of sickle-cell anaemia.

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