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The Travelogue: Wonders of the African World

Omofolabo Ajayi


My colleague, Garth Myers puts his finger on it. "Wonders of the African World (WAW) is best viewed as a Travelogue." How PBS advertised it, is a different matter. I know I was very upset when I missed the first two episodes, but after seeing the first 30 minutes of the next two, I accepted it for what it was: An African- American in Africa. Perhaps not for the first time. Unlike many self-sponsored pilgrimages and excursions individual African Americans have made to the continent, this was clearly a unique trip back to Africa with a lot of issues to explore and to deal with. Some will maintain that for any African American, a trip to any African country, no matter how often, is an emotional, soul-searching experience.

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
Editors: Adeleke Adeeko, Nkiru Nzegwu, and Olufemi Taiwo.

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