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A Preliminary Response to Ali Mazrui's "Preliminary Critique of Wonders of the African World"

Henry Louis Gates

Abstract


Only rarely as a scholar does one have the opportunity to discuss one's passion for a subject, the reasons for one's choice of it as one's life's work, and the raison d'etre for the production of a specific work about it. The extraordinarily energetic reactions to my film series, "Wonders of the African World," provide such an occasion for me to address these issues generally and, more specifically, to respond to questions raised by the distinguished African scholar, Professor Ali Mazrui.

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
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