Hazel Rowley is the author of Richard Wright: The Life and Times and,
most recently, Tête-a-Tête: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul
"The spell of Africa is upon me," wrote W.E.B. Du Bois in Liberia. Three
new books document the enchantment and disenchantment of the continent
for its descendants.
A review of On the Wing: A Young American Abroad, by Nora Sayre.