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

'A significant and timely book ... Holmes has produced a laceratingly powerful story' Frances Wilson, Literary Review

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

In this scintillating and vividly written book Rachel Holmes traces the full arc of Baartman's extraordinary life for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781408899113
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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