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Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof - McCray, Carrie Allen, and Simmonds, Kevin (Editor)
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In Ota Benga under My Mother's Roof, Carrie Allen McCray (1913-2008) uses poignant and personal verse to trace the ill-fated life of the Congolese pygmy who was famously exhibited in the Bronx Zoo in 1906 before being taken in by the McCray family of Lynchburg, Virginia. Rooted in the rich historical and autobiographic context of her own experiences with Benga, McCray offers compelling, dexterous poems that place Benga's story within the racial milieu of the early twentieth century as the burgeoning science of social ...

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Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof 2012, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781611170856

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