Shortcut Navigation:

A Question of Excellence: a Century of African Masters

excellence_t.jpg

A Question of Excellence: a Century of African Masters


Books have been filled with thoughts on mastership, genius and excellence in games. The players of African descent make up a history of intellectual African accomplishments largely unnoticed in the literature on African history and psychology. A Question of Excellence fills this void and brings together literature on checkers, draughts, chess and mancala games. Some historical figures, such as Said bin Jubayr, inspired research on other questions, in particular the historical connection between Africa and Middle East.



Draughts players, Guinea Bissau.
Copyright ©Alex de Voogt

Other relevant publications on this theme

Access Alex de Voogt's publications on ResearchGate and academia.edu.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions