Interviews

The interviews were conducted between 1994 and 1996 in Benin and Togo. They were spoken in diverse languages, mainly French, Fon, Mina, and Yoruba, but were originally transcribed just in French. The complete versions are only available in audio. The transcriptions in French are reproduced here in facsimile with a translation into Portuguese.

In most cases, the interviews were transcribed by a different project participant from the one who accompanied me during the interviews, which enabled a detailed review of the translations. I wish to thank Símplice Dako for his transcriptions of most the interviews and proofreading of the translations from the local languages into French. I would also like to thank Gabin Djimasse, mainly for the interviews in Abomey, and Marina Berthet.

Adjaho.14.02.96

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Adolphe Gonçalves.24.09.95

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Adrien Djivo.11.02.96

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Alfred Vieyra.19.09.95

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Augustinha Abile ou Maman Agustya Abile.22.01.95

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Aurelien Gonzalo.04.02.96

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Bellarmin Codo.dezembro 94

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Bruno Rodriguez.14.02.96

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Chachá VIII.Honoré Julião Feliciano de Souza.01.10.95

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Claude Metonou filho da Sra. Ida Olympio.15.09.95

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Clovis Olympio.06.06.95

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David de Souza.03.10.95

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Domingos José Martins.16.01.95

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Ernest de Souza.11.10.95

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Família Paraíso.14.09.95

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Francis D'Almeida.25.09.95

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Francisco de Souza.01.02.95

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Germain de Souza.19.02.96

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Isidore de Souza.07.02.96

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Isidore de Souza.09.02.96

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Isidore de Souza.18.10.95

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Jean Amaral.16.01.95

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Jean Amaral.19.01.95

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Jean Amaral.21.01.95

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Joseph Gbédji.11.02.96

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Karin Urbain da Silva.10.02.96

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Léon Gonçalves.25.09.95

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Lucien Domingos.19.02.96

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Noel de Souza.01.02.96

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Noel de Souza.07.02.96

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Padre Auguste Bandeira.26.09.95

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Padre Lazare Shanou.12.02.96

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Padre Paul Henri Dupuis.30.09.95

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Papa Joaozinho Vieyra.26.09.95

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Príncipe Dah Ahouissoukpè.15.02.96

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Prosper de Souza.07.02.96

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Prosper de Souza.12.09.95

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Prosper de Souza.20.09.95

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Séraphino e Gildas de Souza.11.10.95

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Sra Sacramento, née Vieyra.27.05.95

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Sra. Amelia Olympio e Família.09 e 10.06.95

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Sra. Anne-Marie Sanvi, née Da Matha.20.09.95

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Sra. Florentine Amègan, née Campos.02.02.96

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Sra. Florentine Amègan, née Campos.17.01.95

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Sra. Francisca Patterson, née De Medeiros.12.02.96

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Sra. Francisca Patterson, née De Medeiros.19.02.96

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Sra. Francisca Patterson, née De Medeiros.25.09.95

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Sra. Ida Metonou, née Olympio.02.06.95

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Sra. Marina Massougbodji, née D'Almeida.10.02.96

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Suigbo Kougbé.19.01.96

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Théophile D'Almeida.11.01.95

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