This is a collection of 42 stories by Aly Simpelaar about the time she and her husband spent in a rural area in the south eastern parts of Benin. Benin is a tiny state in West Africa. In olden days the country was named Dahomey.

Aly and her husband worked for a missionary organization with a strong sense of development work. This NGO (De Verre Naaste) is strongly supported by churches in The Netherlands. 

The stories give us a view of the poeple the have met, about the activities at the localk churches, shopping sprees at the local market and other stories of daily life. 

Aly Simpelaar-Hoekstra – Bijzonder Benin. Verhalen vanuit West-Afrika – 2007 – 163 pages 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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