Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

A new book and exhibition tell the story of medieval Saharan Africa and how it made history.

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Kathleen Bickford Berzock is associate director of curatorial affairs at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. She is the author of For Hearth and Altar: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection and the coeditor of Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display.

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