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Oil on Water by Helon Habila
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Oil On Water, by Helon Habila, is a novel that takes in Nigeria where oil has become the main concern. The oil companies are buying up villages and destroying the environment. That’s when the militant group starts fighting back, and one of the ways they do so, is by kidnapping important people and family members of the oil company. This is where Rufus and Zaq, two reporters, come in. They are sent to determine a ransom for “the white woman.” What appears to be a simple, but frightening task, turns into unexpected, complicated, and unwanted adventure. Despite it’s slightly confusing flashbacks and double flashbacks, the story keeps you reading, wanting to figure out the mystery, and leaves you content and fulfilled by the end. Overall, Oil On Water is a thrilling and unique story.
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Reading Progress

March 16, 2011 – Shelved
March 24, 2011 – Started Reading
March 24, 2011 –
page 15
6.28%
March 27, 2011 –
page 15
6.28%
March 27, 2011 –
page 31
12.97%
March 27, 2011 –
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19.25%
March 30, 2011 –
page 65
27.2%
April 1, 2011 –
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39.33%
April 6, 2011 –
page 112
46.86%
April 7, 2011 –
page 125
52.3%
April 7, 2011 –
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52.3%
April 8, 2011 –
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62.34%
April 8, 2011 –
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69.46%
April 10, 2011 –
page 194
81.17%
April 17, 2011 –
page 205
85.77%
April 17, 2011 – Finished Reading

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