Acclaimed Nigerian explorer and travel writer Noo Saro-Wiwa has a new book titled Black Ghosts that will be published in spring 2023 by Canongate.

Black Ghosts follows Saro-Wiwa’s travels through China and engages with African men and women who have found a home there. In the synopsis, the people she encounters are described as “a fascinating cast of characters including a Ghanaian cardiac surgeon, a drug dealer, a visa overstayer and men who are married to Chinese women who speak English with Nigerian accents.”

Canongate’s editor-at-large Ellah Wakatama told The Bookseller “I have long been a fan of Noo’s travel writing and photography. The links between China and Africa are as complicated as they are dynamic – changing global trade relations and political affiliations. This is a unique view, a travelogue by an African woman explorer who brings insight and a gentle, yet relentless, questioning to exploring the often precarious lives of Africans living and working in China.”

Saro-Wiwa shared the news on her Instagram, thanking Ellah Wakatama and the Miles Morland Scholarship. She also expressed her excitement over the release and future endeavors.

It’s been a very rough few years but I’ve finally learnt how to knuckle down and write through it all. Here’s to the start of a more prolific decade 😄

Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and raised in England. She has published one book on travel previously, Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, that received numerous awards including the Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year.

Congratulations to Noo Saro-Wiwa! We cant wait to dig in to this new release!