Description - The Viceroy Of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin
In 1812, Francisco Manoel da Silva, escaping a life of poverty in Brasil, sailed to the African kingdom of Dahomey, determined to make his fortune in the slave trade. Armed with nothing but an iron will, he became a man of substance in Ouidah and the founder of a remarkable dynasty. His one remaining ambition is to return to Brasil iin triumph, but his friendship with the mad, mercurial king of Dahomey is fraught with danger and threatens his dream
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Author Biography - Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin reinvented British travel writing with his first book, In Patagonia, and followed it with four other books, each unique and extraordinary. He died in 1989.