It was a relationship fraught with danger, and da Silva never made the triumphant return to Brazil of which he had dreamed.
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He did, however, found a remarkable dynasty; an enormous brood of mulatto children, all called da Silva, ensured that his name was still honoured by a highly miscellaneous clan over a century later, an outpost of Brazil in Africa. He died in The Viceroy of Ouidah Vintage classics Vintage international. 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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Skip Navigation and go to main content Bestsellers Books. They hope, some are convinced, that somewhere, somehow the supposed tremendous richness supposedly accumulated by the founder of the dynasty, is hidden, buried somewhere.
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What to do with captives? Behead them to reassure the elders, the Dead Kings that I have not gone soft in the head, or sell them in one piece to FMdS to live on in Brazil? There is a lot of madness in this book.
Similarly, BC has done exhaustive archival and field research in Britain, Brazil and Benin, as Dahomey is called today. In fact, during his early research there, he was mistaken for a mercenary after a failed coup and almost executed.
In his posthumously published collection of journalistic writing called What Am I Doing Here, he admits the incident delayed the writing of this truly fabulous novella. Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is. Bezorgopties We bieden verschillende opties aan voor het bezorgen of ophalen van je bestelling. Welke opties voor jouw bestelling beschikbaar zijn, zie je bij het afronden van de bestelling.
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Auteur: Bruce Chatwin. Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd.
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Bruce Chatwin. Charles Bruce Chatwin 13 May — 18 January was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. His first book, In Patagonia , established Chatwin as a travel writer, although he considered himself instead a storyteller, interested in bringing to light unusual tales. Alles van Bruce Chatwin.
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