Angela N. Khaminwa

In reflecting on the rights of indigenous people in Africa, Angela N. Khaminwa remembers the story of a young man taken from the Belgian Congo in 1904 and placed on display at a US zoo. Unless traditional communities are recognized as an inherent part of national identity, she warns, modern day society risks a continuation of the gawking of a century ago.

Recently, I was half-surprised to learn about Ota Benga, one of the many twisted stories that characterize attitudes that Europeans more