Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria
by Noo Saro-Wiwa
Growing up, English-raised Noo Saro-Wiwa spent her summers in Nigeria, a place she considered gritty and unglamorous - somewhere that stripped her of all her usual home comforts and routine. When her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed by the country's military dictatorship in November 1995, she closed the doors on any thought of return. A decade later, however, the writer challenged herself to rediscover her roots. Spanning the chaos of Lagos to the tranquillity of the eastern mountains, Looking for Transwonderland is an enthralling read, combining elements of travelogue with meditations on corruption, identity and religion.