The Resource Looking for transwonderland : travels in Nigeria, Noo Saro-Wiwa

Looking for transwonderland : travels in Nigeria, Noo Saro-Wiwa

Label
Looking for transwonderland : travels in Nigeria
Title
Looking for transwonderland
Title remainder
travels in Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
Noo Saro-Wiwa
Title variation
Travels in Nigeria
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was murdered there, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. She travelled from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the empty Transwonderland Amusement Park - Nigeria's decrepit and deserted answer to Disneyland. She explored Nigerian christianity, delved into its history of slavery, examined the corrupting effect of oil, investigated Nollywood. She found the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despaired at the corruption and inefficiency she encountered. But she also discovered that it was far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, and was seduced by its thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all she introduces us to the people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the Nigerian character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.--
Assigning source
Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saro-Wiwa, Noo
Dewey number
916.690456
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT515.27
LC item number
.S27 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saro-Wiwa, Noo
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Looking for transwonderland : travels in Nigeria, Noo Saro-Wiwa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the chop house
  • Spiderman, rock stars and gigolos
  • Kano.
  • Straddling modernity's kofar
  • Nguru and Yankari.
  • What are those stupid animals?
  • Jos.
  • Hidden legacies
  • Maiduguri and Sukur.
  • Kingdom of heaven
  • Lagos.
  • Calabar.
  • Masquerade mischief
  • Cross River State.
  • Spoiling nature's spoils
  • Benin.
  • Behind the mask
  • Port Harcourt.
  • Tending the backyard
  • Lagos.
  • Truth and reconciliation
  • Centre of excellence
  • Epilogue
  • Oil and people on water
  • Total formula for victory of the hardships of life
  • Ibadan.
  • Under the light of the fading stars
  • Transwonderland
  • Abuja.
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781847080301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012358424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • DSS0064384
  • 5402408
Label
Looking for transwonderland : travels in Nigeria, Noo Saro-Wiwa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the chop house
  • Spiderman, rock stars and gigolos
  • Kano.
  • Straddling modernity's kofar
  • Nguru and Yankari.
  • What are those stupid animals?
  • Jos.
  • Hidden legacies
  • Maiduguri and Sukur.
  • Kingdom of heaven
  • Lagos.
  • Calabar.
  • Masquerade mischief
  • Cross River State.
  • Spoiling nature's spoils
  • Benin.
  • Behind the mask
  • Port Harcourt.
  • Tending the backyard
  • Lagos.
  • Truth and reconciliation
  • Centre of excellence
  • Epilogue
  • Oil and people on water
  • Total formula for victory of the hardships of life
  • Ibadan.
  • Under the light of the fading stars
  • Transwonderland
  • Abuja.
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781847080301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012358424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • DSS0064384
  • 5402408

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