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Ota Benga under my mother's roof : poems

Author: Carrie Allen McCray; Kevin Simmonds
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: Palmetto poetry series.
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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  Read more...
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McCray, Carrie Allen, 1913-
Ota Benga under my mother's roof.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011052333
(OCoLC)769323274
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carrie Allen McCray; Kevin Simmonds
ISBN: 9781611171969 1611171962
OCLC Number: 811769257
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 57 pages).
Series Title: Palmetto poetry series.
Responsibility: Carrie Allen McCray ; edited with an introduction by Kevin Simmonds.

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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 anthropology worked to classify humans based on race and culture. The theme of this book is a study of humanity, of people of all kinds, in which Benga's vitality becomes the measure against which everyone is measured. With poems that revel in African American signifying, spirituality, and traditional storytelling, McCray's collection establishes a sincere legacy for Ota Benga as she shares her friend's harrowing tale with new generations.

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"In a narrative that moves like a classical tragedy, Ota Benga is 'caught in a web / of flawed science,' but emerges as a complex and real figure, a man out of time, out of place, whose dignity and Read more...

 
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