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The Nobelist and the Pygmies

In his look at indigenous African religion, V. S. Naipaul is newly willing to acknowledge human frailty, starting with his own.
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Geneticists identify genes linked to Western African Pygmies' small stature

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. Now a study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon has identified genes that may be responsible for the Pygmies' relatively sm... Read Post

Human Zoos, Conservation Refugees, and the Houston Zoo’s The African Forest

Society & Culture / Ethnicity & Race : Racialicious (4 years ago)

By Guest Contributor Shannon Joyce Prince Note: The Houston Zoo uses the term “pygmy” and specifies no particular so called pgmy ethnic groups.  According to the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee, “This term [‘pyg... Read Post

Christopher Lydon: V. S. Naipaul's "Gloomy Clarity" about Africa and Himself (AUDIO)

Entertainment / Books : Huffington Post: Books Blog (3 years ago)

V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn't disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his... Read Post


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