Dahomey

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Price-Mars, who often equates the religion of the Dahomean with Haitian Vodou reckons that the mystery of the Vodou religion lies in the fact that Vodou is the origin of all religions.
Third, it traces the process of the Dahomean war, examining several factors that enabled France to defeat Dahomey and arguing that the latter's inclination to adopt conventional strategy generated a number of problems for the rebels and facilitated a French victory.
Unlike the Slave Route Project, "Ouidah 92" was perceived as a project unifying different groups and as an initiative that could eventually allow the descendants of the Dahomean royal family to obtain political gains without emphasizing the debate about the Atlantic slave trade past (Tall 1995).
What modern day historians know of the Dahomean kingdom is, in large part, derived from what has been passed down in the oral tradition.
However, it must be noted that there is no sense of ethnographic accuracy (although the objectivity of ethnography itself as a science has increasingly come to be questioned) in Chatwin's description of Dahomean women and society; rather he offers a stock description of African exoticism and savagery.
Three of Yerby's best-selling novels had African Americans as main characters: Speak Now: A Modern Novel (1969), The Dahomean: An Historical Novel (1971), and its sequel, A Darkness in Ingraham's Crest, (1979).
Consider her references to race (40, 49, 50, 51); her brown skin (44); the unsuitable color (pale pink) of the prosthesis the hospital wants to impose on her (42, 44); her allusion to the tendency of black women to keloid (51); and her admiration for and identification with (Dahomean) Amazon warriors who, she believes, cut off their breasts to improve their archery (28, 35, 45).
He `quoted' a speech by a Dahomean king, Kpengla, who swore that `no Dahoman man ever embarked in war solely for the sake of procuring wherewithal to purchase your commodities'.
The Dahomean religion has a major god with lesser deities.
Further, she concludes that the Dahomean rituals should be read not merely as examples of African savagery, but as a perfectly logical subversive response to the commodification of human beings by the slave trade and as an expression of flagrant expenditure that expresses opposition to the basic economic logic of capitalism.
That did not, however, prevent Dahomean Kojo Touvalou-Quenum from designating it as the promised land of the children of the Cham race.
Like the city of Glexwe itself, better known as Ouidah, the children of this society are baptized with Christian names and infused with vodou beliefs, accepting the two together as naturally as the melange of Dutch wax prints and Dahomean cloths.
It is Dahomean in origin, but Africans do not always have a name for their religions.
His best work may be his novel The Dahomean (1971).
In "Dahomey," Lorde speaks from the intersections of gender and race to improvise on the primacy of female figures in the Dahomean myths: