The Viceroy of Ouidah Setting & Symbolism

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Dahomey

Dahomey is a West African country that lies between Nigeria and Togo on the Gulf of Guinea. Now called the People's Republic of Benin, it is a kingdom when the events of this book take place, and is the principal source of slave manpower for Brazilian mines and plantations during the first half of the 1800s.

Ouidah

Ouidah, now a largely forgotten village in Benin, was the main port when the slave trade flourished.

The Portuguese Fort

The Portuguese Fort at Ouidah is where Francisco is stationed when he arrives in Dahomey. This garrison is the conduit for the slave trade, but it has been sacked and its soldiers taken captive by the King of Dahomey when Francisco arrives in 1812.

Abomey

Abomey is a town slightly inland from Ouidah where the King of Dahomey has his palace. Francisco goes there occasionally and is thrown in prison on...

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