the publication of Leaves of Grass, Whitman emerged from the 'closet.'
poems were branded as scandalous by some, but highly praised by others.
Famous American series 1940. Surface mail to French Niger via
Nigeria. Dual censorship. Delayed mail, backstamped Kano, Nigeria
Dec. 1940, Cotonou, Dahomey 5 Jan. 1942, Dosso, Niger 8 Jan. 1942 and
Niger 15 Jan. 1942. Over one year and two months in transit.
Copyright Louis Paul Hennefeld 1983