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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind
Curtis Keim, professor of history and political science, delves into the corners of American consciousness to examine misperceptions about Africa in Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind. Now in its second edition, Mistaking Africa examines the role that popular media play in the creation of our mental images of Africa, and addresses how the most prevalent myths prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa.