During an unseasonably warm week in early spring I read about Noo Saro-Wiwa’s trip to Dagona lake part of a wetlands conservation project, near Nguru, Nigeria’s most northerly town. In a chapter of her book “Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria”. Her description really captured my imagination; Saro-Wiwa describes her journey to the area on the back of a motorbike:
“…through the arid savannah dotted with acacia trees and down palms; there was not a house or building in sight. Every so often a lake appeared, transforming the parched landscape into a quenching patchwork of shiny blue water and quenching reeds.” (p164).
Given recent developments in the last year I wonder if the trip will be possible to repeat anytime soon…..