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  • The Economist names Looking For Transwonderland among its 'six essential travel books'

  • Noo joins the editorial advisory board of the publishers Head of Zeus (HOZ), to work on its African Writers Series

  • Noo presents BBC World Service radio documentary, Silence Would Be Treason, about the last writings of her father, Ken Saro-Wiwa









  • To celebrate International Women's Day, the New York Public Library has selected Looking For Transwonderland as one of 365 notable books written by female authors.


  • Literary Festival of Sardinia  (Gavoi, Italy - July 2)

  • Looking For Transwonderland (Italian version) has been awarded Italy's Albatros Travel Literature Prize. in Palestrina, Rome (June 25)

  • Reading at the launch of A Place of Refuge - an anthology on asylum seekers (London National Theatre, June 10)

  • Stoke Newington Literary Festival  (London - June 5)

  • Podcast interview on Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys Online Radio  (recorded May 7)

  • Guest speaker at Washington College - Nigeria: When Worlds Collide (Maryland, USA - April 26)

  • Ananti de sa Ziminera - Fèstival Literàriu Difùndiu (Sardinia, Italy - March 12-13)


  • Noo Saro-Wiwa has been awarded a Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship for non-fiction

  • Live, online discussion with Nigeria scholar Darren Kew of UMass Boston (organised by Primary Source, December 2)

  • Primary Source, a nonprofit organization that works to advance global education in primary and secondary schools, has selected Looking for Transwonderland as its annual Global Read title for teachers throughout the United States. 

  • Verden i Bergen, Norway (literature festival, November 28)

  • Maynooth University, Ireland (November 10)

  • Ottobre Africano (literature festival): Parma, Turin and Rome in Italy (October 24-29)

  • Saro-Wiwa is the focus of Studies in Travel Writing Volume 19, Issue 3, 2015

  • Festivaletteratura, Mantova, Italy (September 9-13)

  • Release of Italian translation of Looking For Transwonderland (66thand2nd, 2015)

  • Africa Writes literature festival, London (July 4)

  • Speaker at the University of Central Lancashire (March 16-17)

  • Uganda International Writers Conference 2015, Kampala (March 1-6)

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