The Famished Road Setting & Symbolism

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City center

This area is the traditional "downtown" area of a large village or city.

Fetish

The fetish is a small, ornamental object.

Kaoline

Kaoline is a white clay derivative used for various medicinal purposes, including an astringent.

Dongoyaro

Dongoyaro is a native African drink made from the dongoyaro or neem oil tree.

Ogogoro

West African gin made from ethanol is called Ogoro. It is usually locally produced or homemade in very small batches.

Palm wine

Palm wine is fruit-based alcohol made from the syrup of the palm tree.

Agbada

Agbada is a traditional West African gown synonymous with a type of "business" attire for men with social status. It is worn by the chieftains, who were the powerful men involved with the party of the rich in Madame Koto's bar.

Garri

Garri is an African drink, which is a by-product of cassava, a root vegetable common to...

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