Benin

  • Auteur: Stuart Butler
  • ISBN: 9781841621487
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Bradt Travel Guides
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This new guide gives a lively and off-beat insight into this small but fascinating country. National parks, wildlife, museums, historic buildings, beaches, surfing, traditional ceremonies, kings, voodoo, the ancient slave trade and Benin's delightful people are all presented, along with practical tips on accommodation, transport, food, etiquette, eight-foot-tall chickens and avoiding sorcerers.

Benin Other Places Travel Guide

  • Auteur: Erika Kraus
  • ISBN: 0982261918
  • Date de sortie: 2010-01
  • Collection: Other Places Publishing
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Benin is a country of wonder and mystery, fitting all levels of adventure and comfort. Its unique mixture of culture, history, geography, and wildlife provides the ultimate West African experience. From thrilling zemidjan moped rides to spotting hippos from dugout canoes, traveling across Benin will surely stimulate visitors' senses and broaden their horizons. Erika and Felicie, the authors, lived, worked, and played in Benin for over two years while attached to the Peace Corps. They experienced this fascinating country like few outsiders have before and created a national network of locals who all contributed their own specialty and unique insight for this book. To see the real Benin and to travel like a local, this book is a must. - Discover Cotonou's lively markets and nightlife. - Explore the settlements along the mighty Mono River and hike in the picturesque granite hills of the central Collines region. - Lounge on the sunny, palm-fringed beaches of Grand Popo before exploring the historical cities of Ouidah and Abomey. - Embark on a veritable wildlife safari in the national parks of the north, and marvel at the vast plains of the Sahel in the upper Atakora and Alibori regions. - Enjoy the resilient spirit, charm, and vitality of the Beninese people who will captivate visitors and keep them coming back for more.

Benin

  • Auteur: Andrew G. Onokerhoraye
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1995
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Dawn to Dusk

  • Auteur: Iro Eweka
  • ISBN: 9780714643625
  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Taylor & Francis
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Dawn to Dusk is a collection of Edo (or Benin) folk tales: an oral history of Edo culture and tradition. It tells the story of how the ancient Edo conceived of the world and how they attempted both to explain the origin of their human existence on earth and to interpret their environment. In 1485 an Edo king was establishing diplomatic and trading relationships with Portugal. In Joao Affonso d'Aveiro's estimation, the Benin kingdom compared favourably with his own in terms of 'civilisation'. Even further back, when the earliest travellers were first 'discovering' Africa, the Edo king and people were well known, feared and respected as far away as present-day Mali. In 1897, the fire that destroyed the city seemed also to have destroyed the language, traditions and culture of the Edo people. And so, today, the language is all but dead and the culture disowned. Iro Eweka recounts some of the ancient stories, myths and lore passed down through families and communities of the Edo kingdom throughout the ages. The second part of the book contains ancient Edo proverbs, both in the original language and in English, which point to the culture, traditions and customs of this ancient society.

Historical Dictionary of Benin

  • Auteur: Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
  • ISBN: 0810871718
  • Date de sortie: 2013
  • Collection: Rowman & Littlefield
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Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Benin covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Benin.

Benin City

  • Auteur: Ekhaguosa Aisien
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1995
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Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin

  • Auteur: Philip McCutchan
  • ISBN: 9781590130780
  • Date de sortie: 2004-01-01
  • Collection: McBooks Press
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As the Russians establish a naval presence in the Bight of Benin, the British begin to wonder if their naval dominance will be challenged, and Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde is sent to investigate the Russian threat. Reprint.
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