Black Ghosts: A Journey into the Lives of Africans in China
Noo Saro-Wiwa, Canongate, £14.99
Noo Saro-Wiwa is a British-Nigerian author and journalist. Her first book, ‘Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria’, was published by Granta in 2012. Her second book, ‘Black Ghosts’, explores the African community in China. Here she talks to Danny Vincent, a British journalist of Dominican and Nigerian descent. He moved to China in 2008 and has been reporting for the BBC in China since 2015.
When I first heard about Africans in China, I was blown away. China was one of those countries that wasn’t on my radar in terms of travel. Culturally and linguistically, it’s so different. Their behaviour and attitude towards black people just seem less filtered, and I thought, how do Africans negotiate that kind of society? That’s why I decided to go.