Saro-Wiwa Book of the Week

A new Radio 4 book abridgement – Looking for Transwonderland by Noo Saro-Wiwa. It’s great to be so busy at the moment (the Singing the Faith Plus website, editing brochure and web copy for 18 new MHA care homes, DVD projects for the Methodist Church…), though it has been to the detriment of blogging and keeping my site up to date.

A good problem to have, especially in the current climate. Such an enjoyable mix of writing, interviewing, shooting and web development is not one I was expecting to have at this stage in the year.

The Transwonderland book is fascinating. Noo Saro-Wiwa is the daughter of murdered Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. She was brought up in south-east England and now works as a travel writer (Lonely Planet Guides etc.). This book, though, is highly personal, describing her journey back to her family’s home country – visiting both the new and familiar, but seeing it all through completely fresh eyes.