This leads to the book's strongest chapter, a close reading of Williams and Walker's In Dahomey
, 100km from the coast, had been denied direct contact with Europeans by the rival kingdom of Allada to its south and the coastal town of Ouidah, the principal slaving port of this part of West Africa.
Namely Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Haut-Senegal et Niger, and Dahomey
The second epigraph, which forms a powerful refrain both in the memoir and in Clifton's poems, quotes "Mammy Ca'line": "Get what you want, you from Dahomey
A single farm-house which I had not seen before is sometimes as good as the dominions of the King of Dahomey
They render an enthusiastic reading of Cook's majestic music that had been used in the opening chorus of Williams and Walker's "In Dahomey
The countries in the "Brazzaville Group" were Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Dahomey
(now Benin), Gabon, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Madagascar, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, and Chad.
The Brazilian cerrado and caatinga zones certainly hold promise in this regard, as does the Dahomey
Gap savannah that separates the Upper and Lower Guinea rainforests (Mayr & O'Hara 1986) (Figure 2).
In similar fashion to Turner's technique, Herskovits submitted lists to his informants of words in African languages, especially relating to the religion he had researched while doing research in Dahomey
(present day Benin) and in writing the two books he published on the Yoruba religious system in Africa.
During his most productive decade, 1898-1908, he composed outstanding music for shows such as Clorindy, the Origin of the Cakewalk (1898), In Dahomey
(1903), and The Southerner (1904).
On December 4, 1958, it became the Republique du Dahomey
, self-governing within the French community, and on August 1, 1960, the Republic of Benin gained full independence from France.
The reviewed work of Omatsola and Adegoke (1981) on the Cretaceous stratigraphy of the Dahomey
Basin has recognized three formations belonging to the Abeokuta Group.