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Wonders of the African world : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Nick GodwinHelena AppioBen GooldWall to Wall Television.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary film presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Nick Godwin; Helena Appio; Ben Goold; Wall to Wall Television.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793632714 9780793632718 0780628659 9780780628656
OCLC Number: 62495622
Language Note: Close-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1998.
Credits: Writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; series producer, Ben Goold ; executive producer Jonathan Hewes.
Performer(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr., narrator.
Description: 3 videocassettes (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: [Tape 1] Black kingdoms of the Nile; The Swahili coast --
[Tape 2] The slave kingdoms; The holy land --
[Tape 3] The road to Timbuktu; Lost cities of the South.
Responsibility: Wall to Wall Television for BBC and PBS in association with ITEL ; written and presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Nick Godwin, Helena Appio.

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Documentary film presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world.

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