The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman: Born 1789 - Buried 2002 (Paperback)Rachel Holmes (author)
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 17/03/2008
- In stock online
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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
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