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Wonders of the African world. : [Programs 1-2], The Black kingdoms of the Nile, The Swahili coast with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Author: Henry Louis GatesNicola ColtonNick GodwinBen GooldPBS Home Video.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 1999]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : English
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Two programs in a series that travels through twelve African countries and more than 5,000 years. In the first segment, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits Egypt and Sudan in search of Nubia, an ancient African civilization which once rivaled Egypt. Pyramids, ruined temples and royal tombs survive in the deserts of Sudan. Along the Nile lie the ruins of an ancient Nubian capital: the oldest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates; Nicola Colton; Nick Godwin; Ben Goold; PBS Home Video.; Warner Home Video (Firm); Wall to Wall Television.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; ITEL (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 122268646
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1999.
Credits: Series producer, Ben Goold ; executive producer, Jonathan Hewes ; camera, Richard Ranken, Graham Smith ; editors, Renee Edwards, Imogen Pollard, Trevor Williamson ; music, Ishmael Pamphillé, Ayub Ogada, Culture Music Club.
Performer(s): Host/narrator, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Description: 1 streaming video file (106 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Contents: The Black kingdoms of the Nile (53 min.) --
The Swahili coast (53 min.).
Other Titles: Swahili coast.
Wonders of the African world: Black kingdoms of the Nile
Wonders of the African world: The Swahili coast
Responsibility: produced by Wall to Wall Television for BBC and PBS in association with ITEL ; written & presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Nicola Colton, Nick Godwin.

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Two programs in a series that travels through twelve African countries and more than 5,000 years. In the first segment, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits Egypt and Sudan in search of Nubia, an ancient African civilization which once rivaled Egypt. Pyramids, ruined temples and royal tombs survive in the deserts of Sudan. Along the Nile lie the ruins of an ancient Nubian capital: the oldest city so far uncovered in Africa. In the second segment, Gates travels along the coast of Kenya and Tanzania to the island of Zanzibar in search of the origins of Swahili heritage. Are the Swahili people truly African? On the island of Lamu, Gates finds people proud of their Arab ancestry only, believing their civilization owes little to Africa. On Zanzibar, two encounters--one with the Canon of the Anglican Cathedral and the other with a Black descendant of Zanzibar's most notorious slave trader--give him an insight into the Swahilis' troubled and bloody history.

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