The Hottentot Venus

The Hottentot Venus

In 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.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Collection: Bloomsbury Paperbacks

Page count: 256 pages

Language: English


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