A young Cypriot girl leaves her village in 1947 and launches a journey to Africa, bringing with her a photograph of an unknown African fianc?, and a suitcase full of dreams. Africa is overwhelming and magnificent to her. She takes in every experience while she struggles between material happiness and escape. The 1964 Revolution finds her unprepared to face its various hard realities. She and her family are taken to captivity, the beginning of the game that fate is about to play on her!The stage is set out of the pains of her experiences. Vivid images and a powerful narrative convey to the reader the heart of the forest, the grunts of wild animals and the whispers of the forest, an overall magical and mysterious reading experience.The novel is based on a true story, inspired by Chrystalla who decided to flee from poverty on to a difficult adventure in exotic Africa.