WorldViews: Norway’s infamous ‘human zoo’ was a travesty in 1914. Here’s why it was brought back in 2014.

By Adam Taylor, May 23, 2014

Sometimes, you hear about the controversy surrounding something before you actually hear about the thing itself. Such was the case with European Attraction Limited, an art exhibition that opened in Oslo, Norway, last week. News about the event had barely made a dent in the English language before it was mired in controversy: Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina fired off a volley of angry tweets about it, for example, while an article in This Is Africa wondered if the artists had "overlooked the pain and humiliation this may bring to Africans worldwide."

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