Noo Saro-Wiwa and Chibundu Onuzo explore their native land of Nigeria through travelogue and fiction, sharing their stories of Lagos and beyond.
Saro-Wiwa's activist father took her back to Nigeria each year when she was a child. In 'Looking for Transwonderland' she journeys through a country of extreme contrasts, of eccentricity, kitsch and modernity, to become reconciled with her homeland.
Onuzo's debut novel, 'The Spider King's Daughter', explores the daring and unexpected love affair between Abike Johnson, from the elite of Lagos society, and a young hawker she meets from the city's slums. The novel looks at the rifts and tensions in Nigerian society.
The event is chaired by Susheila Nasta, writer and editor of 'Wasafiri'.