Get personalized recommendations and earn points toward a free book!
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List

Wonders of the African World

Best Seller
Wonders of the African World by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Paperback
Jan 16, 2001 | 288 Pages
  • Paperback $24.95

    Jan 16, 2001 | 288 Pages

Product Details

Praise

"In a fascinating, personal account, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., shows us the glories of Africa and explains why African-Americans have for so long been both fascinated and repelled by the great continent."

— Marion Wright Edelman

"This is more than a book about Africa. It is a study in black America’s profound ambivalence about our shared ancestral continent. Caught between a distaste for Africa within his own family and his abiding love for and fascination with Africa, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., traverses the continent with a keen eye, a brilliat mind, and an ambivalent heart."

— Ali Mazrui, State University of New York at Binghampton

"From Ethiopia to Nubia, from Swahili country to West Africa, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., takes us on a fascinating journey, teaching us about the great civilizations we do not know well enough and making us reconsider the Africa we thought we already understood."

— Reverend Jesse Jackson

Back to Top