The Viceroy of Ouidah

The Viceroy of Ouidah In 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 wil

  • Title: The Viceroy of Ouidah
  • Author: Bruce Chatwin
  • ISBN: 9780099769613
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 mIn 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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