Looking For Transwonderland

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An irreverent travel guide to Nigeria, a country which ‘gets fewer voluntary visitors than the moon’, by the daughter of Ken Saro Wiwa.

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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.

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Weight 224 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

309

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

916.690456 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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