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Many Now "Wonder" About "The African World"

Natalie Washington


The documentary series “Wonders of the African World, with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” was his personal journey through some parts of Africa to reveal aspects of African history that are not typically explored. The audience Dr. Gates spoke to throughout the series was the descendants of Africa, a group of people who have often been misinformed or uninformed about Africa as Dr. Gates noted. The purpose of this program was to create a deeper understanding of African heritage, but the program created some misunderstandings of the African world.

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

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