For Benny, an average Irish schoolboy and sporting fanatic, his family's move to Africa is a catastrophe. How will he survive in a place like this?
Determined to find fault with everything, Benny finally meets his match in Omar, a wild orphan boy. Omar's English has been learnt from TV, and through his 'telly-speak' a madcap friendship develops between the two boys. Their crazy escapades quickly become the bane of village life and lead to a ton of trouble, as well as some heart-breaking challenges.