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The man from Dahomey

Frank Yerby

The man from Dahomey

an historical novel

by Frank Yerby

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Published by Mayflower in St Albans .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published as "The Dahomean", New York: Dial Press, 1971 and as "The man from Dahomey", London: Heinemann, 1971.

Statement(by) FrankYerby.
The Physical Object
Pagination382p. ;
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15078317M
ISBN 100583121101
OCLC/WorldCa16253883

The Dahomey Amazons, also known as Mino (meaning ‘our mothers’ in Fon), were an all-female military army of the Republic of Benin which was known at the time as the Kingdom of Dahomey. The kingdom was largely made up of the Fon people, who were situated towards the south of the country sandwiched by Togo to the left and Nigeria to the right. used books, rare books and new books More editions of Man from Dahomey: Man from Dahomey: ISBN () Softcover, Mayflower, Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over , booksellers and 60+ websites worldwide.

  Dahomey fell within the French sphere of influence, and there was already a small French colony at Porto-Novo when, in about , female troops Author: Mike Dash. Frank Yerby. AKA Frank Garvin Yerby. The Dahomean. Birthplace: Augusta, GA Location of death: Madrid, Spain Cause of death: Heart Failure Remains: Buried, Cem. [1] Father black, mother white. Father: Rufus Garvin Yerby Mother: Wilhelmina Smythe Wife: Flora Helen Claire Williams (m. 1-Mar, two sons, two daughters) Son: Jacques Born:

In Dahomey, Cudjo and the villagers are locked in the barracoon for three weeks. Other captives are in other barracoons, but they can’t converse because they all speak different languages. Here, Cudjo sees white men for the first time. Eventually, a white man comes to the barracoon and chooses people, who are taken to the ships the next day. Home» Books» Dahomey and the Dahomans. Dahomey and the Dahomans. Forbes, Frederick E. Longman, Brown, Green,and Longmans, The white man's grave. De Saint-Louis a Tripoli par le Lac Tchad. Bulletin du Comité d'études historiques et A mission to Gelele, king of by:


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SOAS Library Catalogue: SOAS, University of London - search for books and journals held in the UK National Research Library for Africa, Asia and the Middle East Description: The man from Dahomey:. Frank Yerby’s The Dahomean () stands, to many, as the author’s best novel.(It also goes by The Man from edition has this title.) Still set in the past, like most of Yerby’s other works, The Dahomean differs from his previous novels because it focuses on black characters, specifically African Now () does center on an African American expatriate in.

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Searching for the Amazons book. Read 51 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the Scythians to the Sarmartians, the Dahomey (now Benin) John Man did a great job with this book, and I look forward to getting a hard copy of this book, to /5.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Man from Dahomey at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5. ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Man from Dahomey By Frank Yerby – One of the most memorable and interesting books I have ever read As you read this book you can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste all the wonder of Mother Africa The details of the society, culture, and life of the tribal characters are amazing Frank Yerby is a superb author and this is one of his finest.

Marie Laveau married a Creole man from Sainte-Domingue (now Haiti) named Jacques Paris. He reportedly disappeared and was later reported dead. He reportedly disappeared and was later reported dead.

Upon his disappearance, Laveau began referring to herself as the “Widow Paris.”. An earlier version of In Dahomey opened 18th February at the New York Theatre as Dahomey. It ran for 53 performances, followed by a national and European tour.

Paul Laurence Dunbar was the credited lyricist. Dahomey. A Musical Farce in 3 Acts, 5 Scenes. Book by Jesse A. Shipp. Music by Will Marion Cook. Lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar. In Dahomey: A Negro Musical Comedy is a landmark American musical comedy described by theatre historian Gerald Bordman as "the first full-length musical written and played by blacks to be performed at a major Broadway house." It features music by Will Marion Cook, book by Jesse A.

Shipp, and lyrics by poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. It was written by Jesse A. Shipp as a satire on the American Book: Jesse A. Shipp. Ancient Origins articles related to Dahomey in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends.

(Page of tag Dahomey).The sequel to 'The Man from Dahomey'. The story of Hwesu, the slave who remained a king, who fought to be master of his own destiny, and who changed the destinies of all those around him in the violent, slave-holding South.

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