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Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo
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Politics and Society Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo

Next month in Norway a ‘human zoo’ will open, a re-enactment of the voyeurist exhibitions of Africans that took place during the colonial era. The organizers aim to spark discussions on the legacy of racism and colonialism, but have they overlooked the pain and humiliation this may bring to Africans worldwide, and the danger of the resurgence of racial stereotyping?