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The Viceroy of Ouidah
by Bruce Chatwin


Overview - Bruce Chatwin's debut novel: "Conrad's Heart of Darkness seen through a microscope" ( The Atlantic )

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Bruce Chatwin's debut novel: "Conrad's Heart of Darkness seen through a microscope" (The Atlantic)

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780140112900
  • ISBN-10: 0140112901
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: May 1988
  • Page Count: 155
  • Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.03 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds


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