The Viceroy of Ouidah

The Viceroy of Ouidah

by Bruce Chatwin
     
 

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n this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a poor Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to trade for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his dreams, and soon he is the Viceroy of Ouidah, master of all slave trading in Dahomey. But the ghastly business of slave trading and the open savagery of life in Dahomey… See more details below

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n this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a poor Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to trade for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his dreams, and soon he is the Viceroy of Ouidah, master of all slave trading in Dahomey. But the ghastly business of slave trading and the open savagery of life in Dahomey slowly consume Manoel's wealth and sanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101503218
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/1988
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
0 MB

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