"Waiting For an Angel" marks the debut of one of Africa's most promising new writers.
Lomba is a young journalist living under military regime in Lagos, one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
His mind is full of soul music and girls and the novel he is writing.
But his room-mate goes mad and is beaten up by soldiers, his first love is forced to marry a man she doesn't love, and his neighbours are planning a demo which is bound to incite riot and arrests.
Lomba can no longer bury his head in the sand. He must write the truth about this reign of terror ..."Waiting For an Angel" captures the despair, the frenzy and the stubborn hope of a generation daring to speak out against one of the world's most oppressive regimes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/08/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141010069