The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman: Born 1789 - Buried 2002
Rachel Holmes (Author)
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DescriptionIn 1810, Saartjie Baartman was London's most famous curiosity. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom - she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. But this tragic young South African woman was also a symbol of the abolished slave trade, exploitation and colonialism. In this scintillating and vividly written book, the full arc of Baartman's extraordinary life is traced for the first time.
17 March 2008
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