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AFRICAN JOURNEY — Eslanda Goode Robeson — John Day ($3.50).

"Ah, no, my dear," said the anthropology professors at London University to Eslanda Robeson, leftist wife of Singer Paul Robeson. She had insisted that she possessed inborn understanding of the primitive mind. "You can't possibly know the primitive mind," they said. "You see, you are European." "What d'you mean I'm European?" snapped Eslanda; "I'm Negro . , . I'm African . . . I'm what you call primitive." "You're not primitive, my dear," said the dons, "you're educated and cultured, like us." Indignant, Eslanda decided to visit Africa (''my 'old country'...

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