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Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015

TIME: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

GRADES: K-12

FEE: Free

Join Primary Source and readers from around  the U.S. for a live, online discussion with author Noo Saro-Wiwa and Nigeria scholar Darren Kew of UMass Boston.

Looking for Transwonderland takes us on an adventure-and irony-filled tour of modern Nigeria through the observant eyes of Noo Saro-Wiwa. Her journey is not only geographical and cultural, but also personal: it tracks her coming to terms, after 15 years, with the country that executed her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. As Noo travels to different regions, she reflects with wit and feeling on subjects ranging from history to holidays, religion to roads, and the environment to ethnicity - all while sharing the perspectives of people she meets along the way. The book is appropriate for high-school students and anyone interested in life today in Africa's most populous country.

We encourage you to read this book with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us for a live discussion with Noo and Darren who will assist us in understanding trends and events in modern Nigeria.

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