Jones to discuss book 'In Search of Brightest Africa'

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Jeannette Eileen Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies, will discuss her new book, "In Search of Brightest Africa," at 7 p.m., March 16 in the University Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading and discussion.

Jones' book traces the history of the idea of Africa with an eye to recovering the emergence of a belief in "Brightest Africa" - a tradition that runs through American cultural and intellectual history with equal force to its "Dark Continent" counterpart.