The rich and little examined history and stories of African Americans crossing from American back to Africa is little examined, but is as fascinating as the journey from Africa to the United States. Middle Passages recounts the stories of extraordinary figures as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou. Details the struggle that African Americans faced as slaves in the United States, this unique book also offers a unique perspective on their changing relationship in their ancestral homeland. James T. Campbell, 544 pages.