The Song of the Molimo

The Song of
the Molimo

“Open ye gates! Swing wide ye portals! Enter therein, ye sons of men, and behold the achievements of your race. Learn the lesson here taught and gather from it inspiration for greater achievements!”

A humorous, high-energy story in which a villainous scientist, an aggressive female photographer, a puny but prescient anthropologist, a mad explorer, a Congolese Pygmy, the greatest World’s Fair that ever was, and Geronimo himself combine to catapult Harry Jones out of his self-seeking narcissism.


Booklist: “The story gives Harry a chance to chronicle not only the marvels of the fair but also his coming to grips with questions of race, intelligence, and fair play…A complicated piece of history captured as evocatively as one of (Jessie) Beals’ portraits.”

Kirkus: “Cutler recreates St. Louis’s 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in all its grandeur for this incisive study.

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