Nana Benz - le mythe devenu discret
Written by Vlisco Stories Team • 8 years ago
We received the book ‘Nana Benz - le mythe devenu discret’ from our friends from Togo.
The book is published by Editions HAHO in 2011 under ISBN 978-2-906718-13-5
Togolese writer/journalist/TV presenter Dolibe Dorothee Tabiou is herself a fan of Vlisco and she decided to write this book to leave a message about how these powerful women - called Nana Benz - have played a role in the economy of Togo and how they confront challenges of the market.
The story about women called Nana Benz is illustrated with some original photos; there are tips on 'how to choose a fabric', a list of well known woman and stories about the most famous fabrics. Two artists from Togo have written and performed songs about the 'phenomenon' Nana Benz, Monia Tchanghaï and King Mensah: Les Nana Benz de Lomé merci ... and Lomé Nana Benz.
Here is the link to the song:
The following stories mentioned in the book are also on Vlisco Stories, some of them even with a different story.
- Traditional King’s hat
- The snail abandoning its shell
- Air africque or The swallow
- Efio Dutu or The household gravel
And here is the fabric dedicated to Mama Benz: