The Viceroy of Ouidah - Study Guide Chpater Five, pages 111-133 Summary & Analysis

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After Francisco's escape from prison and his blood-brother pact with Kankpé, he goes to a slave port town west of Ouidah called Anecho. He considers going back to Brazil by merchant ship, but realizes he would be a pauper and he wants revenge on the king, so he writes to Joaquim Cutinho requesting muskets for Kankpé's rebellion against the king. A few days later, the king's ministers tell him that the Dead Kings have deposed him, and he allows himself to be imprisoned, for what turns out to be forty years. Taparica arrives in Anecho and convinces a reluctant Francisco he has nothing to fear from returning to Ouidah under Kankpé's rule. When he arrives, he is made a Dahomean chief. In the prison yard, he sees the former king and Kankpé says, "The hyena howls, the elephant goes...

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