The Viceroy of Ouidah - Study Guide Chapter 5, pages 134-150 and Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Dom Francisco hears of freed slaves who have returned to Africa from Brazil by merchant ship but have been stoned by villagers near Lagos, so he offers them sanctuary in Ouidah. Soon, their farms proliferate and they transform Ouidah into a Little Brazil, bringing with them the colorful dress and architecture, the food and customs from the country of their repression. The newcomers also bring Ouidah's first doctor, a young mulatto named Marcos Brandão Ferraez. One day, when Ferraez's wife, Dona Luciana, is singing a Brazilian song at home, the familiar tune attracts Francisco to the window. She sees his eyes, which she later swears are those of the Devil. Francisco hires another mulatto named Jacinto das Chagas as his assistant and Jacinto gives his daughter, Venossa das Chagas, to the king as his bride. A month later...

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