This series of drawings and paintings arose from my continued response to the Africa cities which I visit and the vibrant and salubrious life of these cities. The title of the series brings together a number of current themes and interests. Bacchus – the Roman god of wine captures the essential theme of the series, boisterous nightlife which contrasts with the idea of the African city as a scene of poverty and alienation. By choosing a classical figure I am further locating this work and my self as a European, but who moves through African cities crowded with (and on ) boda boda motorcycle taxis. Boda Boda is a Ugandan term that describes the ubiquitous motorbike taxi’s that are such a common feature of African cities, and represents the spirit of youth thrusting themselves into an economy which seemingly presents them with few opportunities.