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The “Hottentot Venus: A Novel” is a heartbreaking revelation of prejudice, abuse, sexual repression and ethnic cleansing. It is a must-read for all adults. Barbara Chase-Riboud is the author of this book. The author Barbara Chase-Riboud surrounding the exploitation and short life of Saartjie Sarah Baartman. Saartjie was a South African herdswoman who was brought to England in 1810 and exhibited in a freak show for seven years as the “Hottentot Venus.” She was exhibited in a cage partially covered in “native attire” where thousands came to view her protruding buttocks and elongated labia (“apron”) a symbol of beauty and desire by her tribesmen.
Among these spectators is Napoleon’s physician and the most famous naturalist in Europe, Baron George Cuvier, whose encounter with her will inspire a theory of race that will change European science forever. Evoking the grand tradition of such “monster” tales as Frankenstein and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Barbara Chase Riboud, prize-winning author of the classic Sally Heming’s, again gives voice to an “invisible” of history. In this powerful saga, Sarah Baartman, for more than 200 years known only as the mysterious lady in the glass cage. It is a truly haunting read, one that will stay with you long after the book is read.
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- Name: Hottentot Venus: A Novel
- Author: Barbara Chase-Riboud
- ISBN: 9781400032082
- Language: English
- Genre: History
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1 MB
- Pages: 336
- Price: Free
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