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Marker For Tree Of Forgetfulness

Slaves circled the tree multiple times in order to magically forget their names, families, and the life they no longer had. The tree is no longer there.
The Royal City Of Abomey

November 25th 2009
Geo: 7.18456, 1.9903Today we finished off our last chaotic border crossing. I've got to think that running the gauntlets that are major West African border crossings gives one a preview of a Mad Max apocalypse in motion. People running in all directions, everyone shouting instructions and no one actually listening, overloaded vehicles just daring a customs official to undo the one rope holdi ... read more
Africa » Benin » South » Abomey

Beninese Flag Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military gov... ... read more
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