Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-wiwaLooking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-wiwa

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria

byNoo Saro-wiwa

Paperback | January 3, 2013

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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England but spent her childhood summers in Nigeria - a country she considered an unglamorous parallel universe, devoid of all creature comforts. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was murdered there in 1995, Noo rarely returned to the land of her birth. More than a decade later, she decided to come to terms with Nigeria. From the exuberant chaos of Lagos, to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the empty Transwonderland Amusement Park, Noo combines travelogue with an exploration of corruption, identity and religion. Looking for Transwonderland is the first major non-fiction narrative of modern Nigeria; an engaging portrait of a country whose beauty and variety few of us will experience, depicted with wit and insight by a refreshing new voice in contemporary travel writing.
NOO SARO-WIWA was born in Nigeria in 1976 and raised in England. She attended King's College London and Columbia University in New York and has written travel guides for Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. She currently lives in London.
Title:Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in NigeriaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.4 × 7.25 × 0.92 inPublished:January 3, 2013Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847083315

ISBN - 13:9781847083319


Editorial Reviews

"This is a probing account of a geographic and a personal journey, both anchored in Nigeria's dysfunctional politics." - James Urquhart, Financial Times

"This is a brilliant chronicle of 'travels' in Nigeria ... A remarkable piece of travel writing, but also a brilliant personal voyage of rediscovery." - Leeds African Studies Bulletin