|Plot Summary of Wonders of the African World|
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.
This synopsis report prepared by Reginald D. Garrard
|Chapter Analysis of Wonders of the African World|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 18th century
- 17th century
- 1000-1600 AD
- 0-1000 AD
History of a people?
Subjects of this Historical Account
Ethnicity (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
Intelligence of subject of
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
- Black Africa
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately liberal
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...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on the people/nation level
- A lot
- Necessary maps provided
Length of book
- 300-350 pages
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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