Today, in contemporary Africa.
Johnny, 15, a kid-soldier armed to the hilt, is inhabited by the mad dog he dreams of becoming.
With his small commando – No Good Advice, Small Devil, Young Major – he robs, pillages, and slays everything in his path.
Laokolé, 16, pushing her disabled facther around in a rickety wheelbarrow, attempting to invent the glorious future which her brilliant studies seem to have in store for her, strives to flee her city occupied by teenage-soldier militias, with her little brother Fofo, 8.
As Johnny advances, Laokolé flees . . .
Under the windows of embassies, NGOs, the High Commissionership for Refugees, teenagers fed by Hollywood imagery and disinformation play at war. The militias fight enemies dubbed “Patriots”; the “Dogo-Mayis” want to extermina