Sophie and Gidaado are back and this time the enemy is more dangerous than camel thief Moussa ag Litni. Locusts with their crop-devouring mandibles threaten the livelihood of the entire Oudalan Province. Gidaado is forced to become a crier announcing local news and the descriptions of missing cows. With Sophie's help, Gidaado's announcements become great hits! Who could resist Gidaado's crooning "Has anybody seen my Skinny Legs?
Stephen Davies is a missionary living amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, eats millet, accompanies cattle-drives and preaches the gospel in culturally relevant ways. At present he is working towards the set-up of a Fulfulde radio station which will broadcast news, griot music and advice about cows, crops and health. He also writes for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Bukina Faso) and occasionally for the Sunday Times. Have a look at his website- www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk