From March 1931 to February 1933, Michel Leiris crosses Africa from West to East. He is the archivist of an ethnographic mission directed by Marcel Griaule, task that drives him to held a log. This travel notebook became “L’Afrique fantôme”, a great book first published in 1934 by Gallimard. From May 1988 to January 1990, the photographer Françoise Huguier and the writer-reporter Michel Cressole, went back together on the Dajar-Djibouti mission’s road, in quest of the “magic taste of life” that led Michel Leiris sixty years before in the Black country. Each of them held a travel log, one using images and the other, words.