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Author Noo Saro-Wiwa Visits UCLan, Monday 16th March 2015



Author and journalist Noo Saro-Wiwa will be visiting UCLan to read from her acclaimed book, Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, and telling us about her writing.

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria was published by Granta in January 2012 to brilliant reviews and was chosen by the Financial Times Life & Arts as one of the best books of the year, and by The Sunday Times as Travel Book of the Year 2012.


Praise for Looking for Transwonderland:

‘Humorous and affectionate … Saro-Wiwa is fiercely honest and compassionate about a country most tourists travel miles to avoid’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Remarkable … in this deftly woven account Saro-Wiwa tells us more about Nigeria than most academics do in a lifetime’ Spectator

‘An affectionate and irreverent guide that peels away many of the cliches that envelop Nigeria’ Observer

Noo is the daughter of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, the illustrious Nigerian author, human rights activist and environmentalist. She will be signing books after the event.

Special writing workshop with Noo for UCLan staff and students

Noo will be running a special writing workshop from 15.00 to 16.30 on the 16th of March, for UCLan staff and students. Noo will be answering questions about her writing, the publishing industry, and a career in writing. Room Harrington Building 338A.

Please find below a video recording of Noo’s reading from Looking for Transwonderland and the Q&A with IBAR research fellow Dr Yvonne Reddick:

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