Benin’s hidden treasures

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The Welcome Statue greets visitors to the Museum of the Door of No Return in Ouidah, and symbolically welcomes people of African descent from around the world to their ancestral home.

My mother and I are two of about a half-dozen guests staying in a hulking, six-storey, past-its-prime hotel in Cotonou, Benin.