Magnificent Marvel Supersale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | February 27, 2015

    Kazuo Ishiguro: IMG Kazuo Ishiguro's Playlist for The Buried Giant



    The eight songs on this playlist didn't "inspire" The Buried Giant, nor did I play them out loud while writing. And with the notable exception of... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
4 Local Warehouse General- General
12 Remote Warehouse Travel- General

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria

by

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to visit her father in Nigeria — a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didnt return for several years. Recently, she decided to come to terms with the country her father given his life for.

Saro-Wiwa travels from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the decrepit kitsch of the Transwonderland Amusement Park. She explores Nigerian Christianity, delves into the countrys history of slavery, examines the corrupting effect of oil, and ponders the huge success of Nollywood.

She finds the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despairs at the corruption and inefficiency she encounters. But she also discovers that it si far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, with its captivating thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all, she introduces us to the many people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the African character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.

About the Author

Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in Nigeria in 1976 and raised in England. She attended Kings College London and Columbia University in New York. She currently lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781619020078
Author:
Saro-wiwa, Noo
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Author:
Saro-Wiwa, Noo
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. A Certain October New Trade Paper $9.99

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
» Biography » General
» Featured Titles » Foreign Language and Travel
» History and Social Science » Politics » General
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» Metaphysics » General
» Travel » Africa » West
» Travel » General
» Travel » Travel Writing » Africa and Middle East
» Travel » Travel Writing » General

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.95 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Soft Skull Press - English 9781619020078 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.