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Wonders of the African World Book Review Summary

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Contrary to what is assumed about "the Dark Continent," Africa is a land filled with an exciting past. Dr. Gates traveled the length of the continent, interviewing the unique inhabitants and experiencing the awe and splendor of time's past. A magnificently illustrated and compelling written work, the book is a true "labor of love," for the author paints a rich and thought-provoking portrait of the continent's people(s) and their social, architectural, and religious heritage.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   18th century    -   17th century    -   1000-1600 AD    -   0-1000 AD History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Africa

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   Black Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa    -   Black Africa If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   4 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   6 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   300-350 pages

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