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Viceroy of Ouidah kindle ✓ eBook 1111995702 à [PDF] ✐ Viceroy of Ouidah Author Bruce Chatwin – Dcmdirect.co.uk pp 155 ep mapsIn 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 plan pp ep mPp 155 ep mapsIn 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 In only 101 pages Bruce Chatwin BC evokes the life and times of Francisco Manoel da Silva FMdS who was a Brazilian slave trader in the African kingdom of Dahomey from 1812 until his death in 1857 His brilliant novella starts with a powerful description of the annual celebration of his passing away in Benin by his many present day rather impoverished descendents who today form branches of a true Diaspora They hope some are convinced that the supposed tremendous richness accumulated by the founder of the dynasty is hidden buried somewhere BC's novella is a dazzling piece of reading and in today's terms politically incorrect as it should be each character is simply an extension of the era's principal protagonists' world views about the need for human sacrifice for warfare for profit from dealing in human bodiesEg the Dahomey king argues tradition rules there shall be war every dry season What to do with captives? Behead them to reassure the elders the Dead Kings that I have not gone soft in the head or sell them in one piece to FMdS to live on in Brazil? There is a lot of reason and madness in this bookBC's previous job at Sotheby's guarantees total authenticity for the novella's visual impact by effortlessly naming the artefacts en vogue at the time the imported brands fabrics household items luxuries tools pieces of dress etc Similarly BC has done exhaustive archival and field research in Britain Brazil and Benin as Dahomey is called today In fact during his early research there he was mistaken for a mercenary after a failed coup and almost executed In his posthumously published collection of journalistic writing called What Am I Doing Here he admits the incident delayed the writing of this truly fabulous novellaIn 1988 Werner Herzog turned the novella into a movie called Cobra Verde with Klaus Kinski playing FMdS Director and star made four previous films and this final cooperation was not rated their best Which proves that the book is always better than the film

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Viceroy of OuidahPp 155 ep mapsIn 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 Decent book but not as good as On The Black Hill imo