The Scottish PEN Free the WordI Event at Edinburgh International Book Festival with Noo Sara-Wiwa & Binyavanga Wainaina
19 Aug 2012. 12:30 - 13:30
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Edinburgh International Book Festival:
A new generation of writers is changing perceptions of post-colonial Africa. In this event, journalist Noo Saro-Wiwa describes her return to Nigeria, the sleeping superpower where her father was executed for campaigning against devastation of the environment by oil companies. Binyavanga Wainaina’s brilliant memoir takes the reader through Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Both reveal an exuberant continent of complexity and contradiction.