Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in Nigeria in 1976 and raised in England. She attended King’s College London and Columbia University in New York and has written travel guides for Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. She currently lives in London.
Her first book 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 clichés that envelop Nigeria’ Observer