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Highly-acclaimed author to visit UCLan

06 March 2015

Rachel Atkinson

An Evening with Noo Saro-Wiwa is taking place on 16 March

A highly-acclaimed Nigerian-British author and journalist is visiting the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to celebrate African writing.

Students, staff and literary fans are invited to An Evening with Noo Saro-Wiwa, on Monday 16 March, as part of the University’s Distinguished Visitors Public Lecture Series.

She will read from her award-winning first book Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria and will discuss her writing career to date and her travels in Africa. Noo is the daughter of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a human rights activist, environmentalist and author, and one of the greatest African intellectuals of the 20th Century. She will also talk about her father’s legacy.

The free event, which has been organised by UCLan’s Institute for Black Atlantic Research, runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Greenbank Lecture Theatre, on the Preston Campus.

Looking for Transwonderland 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.

The free event, which has been organised by UCLan’s Institute for Black Atlantic Research, runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Greenbank Lecture Theatre, on the Preston Campus. Book your free ticket.

For more information please contact Dr Yvonne Reddick, Research Fellow in Modern English and World Literatures, by email on YReddick@uclan.ac.uk or by telephone on 01772 896423.