Hottentot Venus a novel
—Chase-Riboud, Barbara.
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Born in the colony of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1789, Sarah Baartman was taken to London at the age of twenty by an English surgeon, who promised her fame and fortune. Dubbed the “Hottentot Venus,” she was paraded naked in Piccadilly in a freak-show exhibition and subjected to the unabashed stares and crude comments of the British public, which resulted in a sensational trial for her custody by British abolitionists. Soon afterward, however, Baartman's keeper – who may have been her husband – sold her to a French circus owner. In 1814, her new owner took her to Paris as part of an exotic animal circus to be displayed to French high society. Baartman endured unconscionable exploitation and cruelty as medical experts and leading scientists touted her as an example of primitive evolution.

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Baartman, Sarah -- Fiction.
Europe -- Fiction.
Exploitation -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
South Africans -- Europe -- Fiction.
Women, Black -- Fiction.
Women, Khoikhoi -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
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Online resource : DAISY 2.02
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New York : Doubleday, 2003.
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