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The Viceroy of Ouidah


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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The Viceroy of Ouidah
1999, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099769613

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The Viceroy of Ouidah
1998, MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9780330266130


The Viceroy of Ouidah
1988, Penguin Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140112900

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The Viceroy of Ouidah
1980, Summit Books

ISBN-13: 9780671412531


Viceroy of Ouidah
1980, Jonathan Cape, Ltd.

ISBN-13: 9780224018203



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