Noo Saro-Wiwa is a Nigerian travel writer who lives between London and Africa. Her début work Looking for Transwonderland (published in 2012) is a travel book praised by critics as an affectionate yet irreverent guide to Nigeria. Sparked with humour, “Looking for Transwonderland” is also a moving and tentative attempt by the author to come to terms with her homeland and the death of her father, Ken Saro-Wiwa, the famous Ogoni activist hanged by Nigeria’s military junta in 1995 for his environmental struggle against Big Oil in the Niger delta. In this interview with Africa Book Club, she talks about her literary demeanour, the insight she gained by living between two continents and her opinion about contemporary African literature.
For the month of April 2013, we are excited to be giving away two copies of Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, the debut novel from Noo Saro-Wiwa, daughter of the slain Nigerian writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.