Voodoo makes a welcome comeback in its home, Benin, after centuries of repression and misrepresentation

//Voodoo makes a welcome comeback in its home, Benin, after centuries of repression and misrepresentation

Voodoo makes a welcome comeback in its home, Benin, after centuries of repression and misrepresentation

In his long life, voodoo priest Kpohinto Medji has seen his religion flourish then decline, banned for years by the authorities and pressured by other faiths. Today, the ageing priest with mischievous eyes is somewhat happier.Benin is gearing for its annual voodoo festival – an event that lures an influx of visitors to the capital Porto-Novo and underscores voodoo’s comeback in the country of its birth.Houngo Hounto Square is among a number of squares, once owned by voodoo worshipping families,…

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