Author(s): Annie Caulfield
Benin, West Africa. And Annie Caulfield is discovering the country under the charge of eccentric, endlessly talkative taxi-driver Isidore. Having taken her under his wing, he is showing her the sights whilst providing his frequently bizarre, but always extraordinary, commentary on everything from ancient times to the day-to-day. Their adventures, as they rattle round Benin in his battered Peugeot, take them on a grand tour of the fantastic and the bewildering, from meetings with kings and shamans, to magical vodou ceremonies. Funny and tragic in equal measure, Caulfield and Isidore?s journey is a startling and strange trip right into the heart of modern Africa.
'This book is so memorable and enjoyable. It's very moving but also bloody funny. Buy it' Lenny Henry
Annie Caulfield is a comedy script writer for theatre, TV & radio, including many collaborations with Lenny Henry and episodes of THIS LIFE. She is the author of KINGDOM OF THE FILM STARS, the story of a journey through Jordan which is currently being made into a feature film. Annie is from Northern Ireland but lives in London.