I became a sceptic of one way of seeing the world. And I think it is what started me in my awareness that any worldview is superstitious.
At the heart of 'The Famished Road' is a philosophical conundrum - for me, an essential one: what is reality? Everybody's reality is subjective; it's conditioned by upbringing, ideas, temperament, religion, what's happened to you.
Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space.
The strange thing about Africa is how past, present and future come together in a kind of rough jazz, if you like.