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Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey
Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a precolonial West African state, Dahomey, whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of lateExpand
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Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil
Shifting paradigms in the study of the African diaspora - towards a researched agenda, Kristin Mann the evolution of the Brazilian community in Ouidah, Robin Law protection, political exile and theExpand
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Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun: Tracing Change in African Art
Asen, metal sculptures of southern Benin, West Africa, are created to honor the dead and are meant to encourage interaction between visible and spiritual worlds in ancestral rites associated with theExpand
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States of violence : politics, youth, and memory in contemporary Africa
The essayists whose work is collected here - historians, anthropologists, and political scientists - bring their diverse disciplinary perspectives to bear on various forms of violence that haveExpand
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Belief, Legitimacy And The Kpojito: An Institutional History Of The 'Queen Mother' In Precolonial Dahomey
This article traces chronologically the rise and fall of the office of the kpojito, the female reign-mate to the kings of Dahomey. The women who became kpojito in the eighteenth century were centralExpand
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Women and Work in Africa
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