This is Koffi, the exile. Fifteen years ago, he left for Europe to get a new start on life. He never got his degree, but he did find love in Selma. To celebrate their wedding and the imminent arrival of a new member of the family, the couple decides to go back home to re-establish ties with his family. Koffi is apprehensive, but he knows he has to go back. And it turns out that he was right to be wary. His mother, Mama Mujila, has always kept him at arm’s length because of the birthmark on his face: a sign of witchcraft, she says. But that's nothing in comparison to her reaction when she sees the colour of her daughter-in-law’s skin. This triumphant return quickly takes on the bitter taste of a final round of goodbyes. Now a stranger in his old home, rejected by his own kin, Koffi knows he won’t stay long. The only thing left for him to do before heading back into the clouds is to talk with his father.
But he's nowhere to be found.