Originally Posted by Starbuck
There is one paper
that is implying that the Agudas in Lagos may have felt "superiority based on their Iberian identity", but fails to actually say anything else about it in detail.
That iberian identity must have been helpful to get in contact with the europeans. During that time of imperialism surely it must have been advantageous to be able to associate yourself with the powerful europeans. Not to mention the prestige it would have brought.
Even to this day many descendants of agudas are still to be found in the political/economic elites of the region. Especially in bénin.
General-Paul Emile de Souza, former president of benin in the seventies
Wife of current president, chantal boni (nee de souza)
Mgr Isidore de Souza, used to be archbishop of Benin and was born in Ouidah.
Rosine Soglo Vieyra, a leading political figure in Benin, also with roots in Ouidah and ultimately brazil.
Ignace de Souza, singer
Last edited by oditous; 09-05-2010 at 09:02 PM.