The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Sarah Baartman by Rachel Holmes

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In The Hottentot Venus; a scintillating and vividly written book, Rachel Holmes traces the full arc of Baartman’s extraordinary life for the first time

In 1810 the slave turned showgirl Sarah Baartman, London’s most famous curiosity, became its legal cause célèbre. 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.

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Paperback

Pages

272

Author

Rachel Holmes

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