Mickie and her monkey

A complicated family history
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March 2022, no. 440
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Delia Akeley and the Monkey: A human-animal story of captivity, patriarchy and nature by Iain McCalman

Upswell, $29.99 pb, 232 pp

Mickie and her monkey

A complicated family history
by
March 2022, no. 440
Delia Akeley on a 1906 expedition to Africa (photograph via the American Museum of Natural History)
Delia Akeley on a 1906 expedition to Africa (photograph via the American Museum of Natural History)

Family histories are always complicated. Delia (‘Mickie’) Akeley and her monkey, JT Jr, are the titular family in this intriguing book, but its story includes the grand global family of colonial museums, and the personal families of Theodore Roosevelt and the author, Iain McCalman.

Libby Robin reviews 'Delia Akeley and the Monkey: A human-animal story of captivity, patriarchy and nature' by Iain McCalman

Delia Akeley and the Monkey: A human-animal story of captivity, patriarchy and nature

by Iain McCalman

Upswell, $29.99 pb, 232 pp

Buy this book

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