Essays Tagged: "Benin"


Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means sp ... t or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in h ... oo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population.The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was ...

(2 pages) 119 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

High Tide In Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver

odoo customs of West Africans. In her essay, The Vibrations of Djoogbe, she recounts her travels to Benin and what she learned there. She writes, "I felt faintly consoled, and tried to represent mysel ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Welcome to Togo. This is a persuasive traveling brochure

???... wHaT Is It LiKe???Togo is a small country in Western Africa. It is located between Ghana and Benin, and borders Burkina Faso to the north of it and Gulf of Guinea to the south of it. The size o ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

"United Nations Stimulation"

ent members and ten members that are voted in and serve 2 year terms. As ofJanuary 1, 2004 Algeria, Benin, Brazil, Philippines, and Romania began their two year terms. On December 31, 2004 Chile, Germ ...

(4 pages) 79 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Case of Shell in Nigeria

e huge quantities of raw materials of Nigeria. They are extracting more precisely oil in the Bay of Benin. Such exploitation implies unfortunately damages to environment.The local population got more ... cationAssumptionsGoalThis project has been launched to improve the living conditions in the area of Benin, where Esso exploits petroleum resources. This aims to integrate the company better in this co ...

(8 pages) 125 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

ed by a list of current related web-links.We learn, for example, that when a boy named Joseph, from Benin, was 13 years old, a stranger arranged with his parents for him to go to neighboring Togo to m ...

(3 pages) 167 3 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Authority and Hierarchy on Benin, Northwest Coast and Tokugawa Japan Societies

s of the world, power has always been the main feature that defines social order. In societies like Benin and Japan, power is held by these with the power of killing, whereas in northwest coast cultur ... nd power are always obtained by heredity.When the first Portuguese explorers reached the Kingdom of Benin in the late 15th century, they found everywhere around lots of heads made of terracotta, wood ...

(14 pages) 40 0 3.8 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

20th Century of Nigeria.

in search of jobs (Westport, 2003)Located in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon, lays the landmass we know as Nigeria. The land extends to at least 910,768 sq km ... 8 sq km, which is slightly more than twice the size of California. Nigeria's coastline extends from Benin to Cameroon a distance of 853 Km (Nduka, Otonti. 1964). The country can be divided into ten la ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.4 Jan/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Titan Case Study- International business law

IntroductionTitan set up a joint venture with a government company in the West of Africa, in Benin, in 1998 to build a wireless telephone network. The firm hired a man as its local agent, who w ... telephone network. The firm hired a man as its local agent, who was known as a business adviser to Benin's president, Mathieu Kerekou.From 1999 to December 2001, Titan paid more than $3.5 million to ...

(8 pages) 164 0 3.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

How did Britain profit from the slave trade?

ery good connections with powerful tribal kings that would trade slaves for the items listed above. Benin was an African kingdom, which benefited off the slave trade. Slave traders would walk thousand ... it's wealth due to the lack of encouragement the kingdom brought to the slave trade. Over time, as Benin became more and more powerful, the kingdom took over many other parts of African kingdoms, thi ...

(3 pages) 43 0 2.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Nigeria a brief history

s are contiguous with the Federal Republic of Cameroon to the east, Niger Republic to the north and Benin Republic to the east. In the northeast, Nigeria has a 54-mile long border with the Republic of ... for more than 500 miles from Badagry in the west to Calabar in the east, and includes the Bights of Benin and Biafra. Today, Nigeria is divided administratively into thirty-six states and the Federal ...

(14 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History