Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

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Noo Saro-Wiwa's first book, Looking for Transwonderland, recounts her return to the land of her birth, Nigeria

I. Maximum City (2004) by Suketu Mehta (Headline, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) Modern Bombay through the eyes of its residents, from gangsters and politicians to the underclass

2. Bad Times in Buenos Aims (]998) by Miranda France (Phoenix, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) A hilarious, subjective and exquisitely written rant about the Argentinian psyche

3. Viva Mexico! (1908) by Charles Flandrau (Eland, 13.99 [pounds sterling]) A waspish American chronicles his stint living in Mexico Although written 100 years ago, his laidback humour strikes a modern tone

4. An African in Greenland (2001) by Kpomassie Tete-Michel (NYRB, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) One of the most compelling premises in travel writing, this adventurous Togolese man details his trip to the icy north 30 years ago

5. One Day I will Write about this Place (2012) by Binyavanga Wainaina (Granta, 8. …

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