N is a story of an unusual obsession. It recounts the story of the Frenchman Raymond Borremans, who left Europe for Africa in the mid-20th century. He devoted his life to the creation of the first encyclopaedia of this other world, dreaming of eternal recognition. He died, however, having only reached the letter N.
With his encyclopaedia incomplete, his restless spirit drifts around West Africa, caught between life and death, past and present. Why has he returned to the living? An African woman who helps restless spirits find peace, tries to lead him towards his destiny.
Typical themes of life, death and the nature of reality permeate the script of this film that is written by Ben Okri.
Watch the trailer and get an insight into the mind of this versatile writer who will headline Africa Writes on 4 July 2015.