The Viceroy of Ouidah
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In this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a poor Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to trade for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his dreams, and soon he is the Viceroy of Ouidah, master of all slave trading in Dahomey. But the ghastly business of slave trading and the open savagery of life in Dahomey slowly consume Manoel's wealth and sanity.

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  • Paperback | 155 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0140112901
  • 9780140112900
  • 743,616

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About Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (1940 1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks."

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