Ganvié — A City on Water in Africa


This is not a post about the flooding. This is a post about the town lake Ganve in Benin - the largest in Africa cluster of houses on the lake. Today 20 thousand people called Ganve his home. However, the city in the middle of the lake Nokoue appeared a long time - he has more than 500 years. It is sometimes called the Venice of Africa. In the early 17th century modern Benin called Dahomi and was one of the most powerful states in West Africa. The main ethnic and linguistic group there was a nation Von, whose representatives made a deal with the Portuguese. Instead of giving their people into slavery, they agreed with the Portuguese, they will hunt them and sell slaves from other tribes.  25 more images after the break...
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