Didier lives life as a normal, largish elephant in Mumbai, India with his mother and the rest of the herd owned by Mr. Rahol. Discontent with his elephant life, Didier wonders if he’d prefer to be another animal, instead. His mother tells fantastic tales of the wild, before humans captured her and turned her into a domestic animal, but neither she nor the rest of Mr. Rahol’s herd understand Didier's obsession with fighting his destiny.
With his friend the field mouse, Didier embarks on a quest to ask all of the other animals which animal he should be instead. Despite all his effort, not until the time for the festival for the elephant god rolls around in Mumbai once more that Didier understands his inmost heart.
keywords: elephant, India, Mumbai, Bombay, travel stories, talking animals, monkey, Indian, Ganesha, elephant god, animals in captivity, slavery, freedom, identity, metaphysical and visionary
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About the Author
Jules Okapi has worked as a freelance journalist, writing essays on graffiti art, psychology, journalism, meditation, movies and other topics. Jules has also lived or spent considerable time in India, Vancouver BC, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, San Diego, Prague, London, Berlin, Sydney and Swinoujscie, Poland. She currently lives in McLeod Ganj, India, where she writes full time and does volunteer work.
For more information about her and her writing, visit http:julesokapi.blogspot.com