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    • The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga
    • By: Pamela Newkirk
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    In 1904 Ota Benga, a young Congolese "pygmy" - a person of petite stature - arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. Two years later the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House, caging the slight 103-pound, 4-foot 11-inch tall man with an orangutan. The attraction became an international sensation, drawing thousands of New Yorkers and commanding headlines across the nation and in Europe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating story but...

    • By AKB on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $34.99