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10 things you should know about Professor Helon Habila, the Multiple Award-winning Author

Nigerian author, Helon Habila is a man of many firsts. Born in Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria, he completed his secondary education in Kaltungo in 1984 and attempted to train as an Engineer at the Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, and at the Bauchi College of Arts and Science, but eventually studied English Literature at the University of Jos, Plateau State.

In 2002, he moved to England to become a Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia where he was a Chevening Scholar and he now teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Washington D.C where he lives with his wife and three[3] children.

How did he get to this point? Here are 10 things you should know about Helon Habila:

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Never, ever despise your dreams; never, ever despise those days of little beginnings.

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
5 Things You Didn't Know About Jennifer in 2015: 1. Her newest collection of short stories, 'The Curious Case of the Small Pikin & Other Stories' is available on 2. She ported from Blogger to WordPress and shares her uncensored thoughts on 3. She is an aspiring Filmmaker & Talk-show Host[ess] 4. She's a mother of two, wife of one and daughter of God. 5. She plans to travel around the world in less than 80 days... Now you Know! Find me on Twitter: @jennynkem

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