the wild adventures of the Mauritian author born in the late nineteen fifties. Raised on isolated sugar plantations, from the Zambezi valley inhabited by the two toed Vadoma tribe, the Kafue valley of the Baila people, and the Chewa people of the Shire valley.
Personal tales, from traversing the Sahara into corrupt Nigeria, and running trucks in the savagery of Mobutu’s Zaire. Diving for sea-cucumber in post-war Mozambique and Somalia in the throws of Chaos, he is forced to come to terms with, and adapt, to the endemic corruption that saturates the African continent.
Using this accrued knowledge he joins the humanitarian aid bandwagon, assisting in emergencies and
disasters worldwide. From East Timor, newly pillaged, three years in Liberia during Charles Taylor's
Regime, to the Congolese civil wars and Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers insurgency, he lived and interacted
with both sides of the different conflicts.
The author is kidnapped by Somalis, held hostage by Congolese cannibals, and targeted by Sinhalese
missiles. He is threatened at gunpoint by Liberian rebels, and jailed by corrupt officials but survives
only through an intricate knowledge of local customs.