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The Viceroy of Ouidah Summary
Bruce Chatwin

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The Viceroy of Ouidah Summary

Plot Summary

Bruce Chatwin originally intended The Viceroy of Ouidah to be a biography of a Brazilian who became a slave trader in Africa during the nineteenth century. However, afterr his on-site research was disrupted by a coup attempt, he changed the names of the principal figures in the book and used his imagination to fill in the factual gaps. Chatwin, who died of AIDS in 1989, was an adventurous travel writer and novelist. He was known to play fast-and-loose with facts and although this book is sometimes identified as non-fiction, it is a historical novel that depicts the slave trade out of the West African kingdom of Dahomey, now known as Benin, which lies between Togo and Nigeria. The story revolves around a Brazilian whose real name was Francisco Felix de Souza, changed in the book to Francisco Manoel da Silva. It begins in the Dohomean port city of Ouidah...

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