Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

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For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions authoritarian rule, corruption, genocide, devastating illnesses, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions ...

Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind 2013, Westview Press

ISBN-13: 9780813348940

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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind 2008, Westview Press, Boulder, CO

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