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The Viceroy of Ouidah

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: New York : Summit Books, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This novel 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.--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0671412531 9780671412531
OCLC Number: 6446940
Description: 155 pages : map (on lining papers) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Bruce Chatwin.

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This novel 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.--Publisher's description.

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