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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 03/01/2013
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781847083319
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