The Viceroy of Ouidah

Author(s): Bruce Chatwin

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In 1812, Francisco Manoel da Silva, escaping a life of poverty in Brazil, 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 Brazil in triumph, but his friendship with the mad, mercurial king of Dahomey is fraught with danger and threatens his dream.

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'Quite simply dazzling' Observer 20040702

"'Quite simply dazzling' Observer"

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780099769613
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.09
  • : November 1998
  • : 200mm X 130mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bruce Chatwin
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 112
  • : map