Meeting the Invisible Man

Toby Green
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About Book

In 1995 Toby Green became friends with El Hadji, a Senegalese photographer who swore that, in the West African hinterland, there were mystics who possessed the secrets of how to become invisible and invulnerable. Four years later, he returns to meet up with his old friend, and test the strengths of these surreal claims for himself.

'By turns mysterious, hilarious, beautiful and troubling, this book brings to light the disturbing links between the seeds of racism and the nature of contemporary culture. An excellent and thought-provoking book.' Global Adventure

'Green is a brave and intrepid traveller ... West Africa tests his resolve to the limit, presenting some of the toughest travelling conditions to be found anywhere in the world.' Sunday Times

  • About Toby Green

    Toby Green was born in 1974. After studying Philosophy at Cambridge University, he won a scholarship to retrace Charles Darwin's route in South America on horseback, and has since worked as a teacher, journalist, literary agent and academic.

    He is the author of a diverse body of work, including biography, criticism, history and travel literature.

    In 2007 he began a fellowship from the British Academy at Birmingham University, specializing in African history in the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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