Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa, and is one of Africa’s most stable democracies. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin. Benin’s shore includes what used to be known as the Slave Coast, the departure point for captives to be shipped across the Atlantic. Elements of the culture and religion brought by slaves from the area are still present in the Americas, including voodoo – which has made a comeback in Benin and is even celebrated at the country’s annual Voodoo Day.

I received this postcard in envelope, and still looking for written and stamped postcard from this interesting country.

Benin postcard

Benin postmark

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