Show Me the Magic: Travels Round Benin by Taxi

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This is a travel book about Dahomey (Benin) - an inhospitable country in Africa where corruption is rife and where Catholicism shares a place with Gri Gri, the local Voodoo. The muslim north of the country is arid and tough, whereas the south is colourful, sophisticated and artistic. The countryside ranges from pretty English rural, to arid sub-Sahara. Annie experiences this country of contrasts from the back seat of a taxi driven by a wacky control freak called Isidore.

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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.

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'This book is so memorable and enjoyable. It's very moving but also bloody funny. Buy it' Lenny Henry

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