The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Sarah Baartman

Rachel Holmes (Author)
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Description

'A significant and timely book ... Holmes has produced a laceratingly powerful story' Frances Wilson, Literary Review

In 1810 the slave turned showgirl Sarah Baartman, London's most famous curiosity, became its legal cause celebre. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom - she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. This talented, tragic young South African woman became a symbol of exploitation, colonialism - and defiance.

In this scintillating and vividly written book Rachel Holmes traces the full arc of Baartman's extraordinary life for the first time.

Product Details

Price
£10.99  £10.22
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
17 September 2020
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781408899113
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