• Why do men dream of being worshipped by people on the other side of the world? It is an old fantasy, going back to the early explorers when imperial powers were casting their eyes hungrily about the world. In Vanuatu, an archipelago nation in the South Pacific, the dream is still very much alive. 

    The Men Who Would Be King is a new book and body of work by myself and writer Christopher Lord, telling the stories of men from Europe and America who go to Vanuatu claiming or believing they are the fulfilment of a prophecy on the islands that say a divine man will one day come from overseas.