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The Viceroy of Ouidah by  Bruce CHATWIN - First Edition - [1980] - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Viceroy of Ouidah

by CHATWIN, Bruce

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London: Jonathan Cape, [1980]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); original simulated cloth in brown pictorial dust jacket; [4],155pp.; map endpapers. Light wear to jacket extremities, else Near Fine. Historical novel based loosely on the life of a white slave trader in Brazil.


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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