In a Spanish port, Shad sells crack and Otho gets by driving a cab without a license. They both dream of one day returning to their Ivory Coast homeland as triumphant benefactors and heroes. But a police raid separates their fates. Otho, deported, returns empty handed. Shad runs from the authorities. In England, he comes across Tango, a “white and a white little sister” with whom he pursues his conquest of Europe. After wonders and misadventures, he returns to Abidjan apparently successful. But the day of the big wedding, a duel with Otho breaks out.