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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed there by the military government causing international outrage, and she didn't return for 10 years. Noo decides to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved and so she embarks on a journey round Nigeria in an attempt to understand her heritage. She begins in Lagos.

Read by Janice Acquah

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Noo Saro-Wiwa embarks on a journey round Nigeria in an attempt to understand her heritage.

0220120103

Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed there by the military government causing international outrage, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. Today's episode takes her to Transwonderland, a bizarre deserted amusement park, and to a tranquil sacred shrine.

Read by Janice Acquah

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Noo goes to Transwonderland, a bizarre, deserted amusement park.

0320120104

Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed there by the military government causing international outrage, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. Today's episode takes her to Ibidan, her father's university city, to the now derelict imperial city of Benin and on to a successful mechanised farm run by Zimbabweans.

Read by Janice Acquah

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Noo encounters rampant corruption and dereliction but also discovers a success story.

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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed there by the military government causing international outrage, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. In today's episode, she encounters the devastating effect of desertification on the edges of the Sahara and finds tranquility in a mountain kingdom.

Read by Janice Acquah

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Noo witnesses the devastating effect of desertification on the edges of the Sahara.

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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed there by the military government causing international outrage, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. The emotional conclusion to her journey takes her to her father's house in Port Harcourt and then on to her ancestral village, where she is reunited with members of her extended family.

Read by Janice Acquah

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Noo visits her father's house and is reunited with members of her extended family.