Grant winning creator Helon Habila has been portrayed as “a valiant storyteller with an inflexible vision… a noteworthy ability” (Rawi Hage). His new novel Travellers is a groundbreaking experience with the individuals who have been evacuated by war or yearning, dread or expectation.
A Nigerian alumni understudy who has made his home in America recognizes striking out for new shores. At the point when his significant other suggests that he go with her to Berlin, where she has been granted a renowned expressions association, he has his reservations: “I realized each flight is a passing, every arrival a resurrection. Most changes happen impromptu, and they generally leave a scar.”
In Berlin, Habila’s focal character winds up tossed into contact with a network of African settlers and outcasts whose lives recently appeared to be far off from his own, however, to which he is progressively drawn. The dividers between his favored, secure presence and the narratives of these different Africans moving before long disintegrate, and his feeling of character starts to break up as he finds that he can never again isolate himself from others’ repulsions, or from Africa.
A lean, sweeping, disastrous investigation of misfortune and of connection, Travelers inscribes extraordinary signposts―both agitating and luminous―marking the all-inclusive voyage in the quest for affection and home.