Tag Archives: Benin
Amandla sister: a woman so strong people beg her to take it easy. She is so bold, so determined to live in her power 24/7 that fear means nothing to her. The only thing that matters to an Amandla sister is victory: … Continue reading
It’s in Cotonou, Benin, and said to be the biggest fetish market in Africa. You can buy anything from monkey’s testicles and a lion’s tooth to snake skin and whatever else a portion called for.
Quidah is pronounced Wee-Duh. It’s in Benin and forms part of West Africa’s slave trail. There were no forts for captured slaves, just a long walk in chain from the town to the beach front, to this post, where people … Continue reading
Bazin outfits at the boutique in Cotonou. You can buy the clothes ready made or buy cloth at a market, select an outlandish design from a fashion magazine and let a tailor do their thing. This is not an identity conceptualized … Continue reading
The dancing mourners were followed by a casket and a marching band. Their dance looked like convulsions .