4 edition of Hottentot Venus found in the catalog.
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Written in English
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Based on research and interviews that span three continents, Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. In doing so, the book raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live between and among different : Princeton University Press. It is Paris, An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom. Below her, the audience shouts insults and pornographic obscenities. Among these spectators is the Baron George Cuvier, whose encounter with her will inspire a theory of race that will change.
The book concludes with the politics involved in returning Baartman's remains to her home country, and connects Baartman's story to her descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa. "Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus" offers the authoritative account of one woman's life and reinstates her to the full complexity of her history. Barbara Chase-Riboud is an award-winning poet, novelist, scholar, and sculptor. Hottentot Venus, a BCALA Literary Award winner, focuses on Sarah Blaartman, an African tribewoman who, because of her prominent sexual characteristics, was paraded as a freak before audiences in England and mesmerizing novel reflects the racism and cruelty of turn-of-the-century Eurocentric culture.
Sarah Baartman — also known as Saartjie or the “Hottentot Venus” — was born in the late 18th century in the Eastern Cape (part of modern-day South Africa). She was brought to the UK with a ship surgeon who profited from exhibiting Sarah for the entertainment of . In 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.
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“Ultimately Hottentot Venus is about resurrection. For through the novel, Barbara Chase-Riboud has restored Sarah Baartman’s life, her name, her voice, her humanity.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer “Baartman’s brief, eventful saga is chronicled in harrowing factual and fictional detail in Chase-Riboud’s well-researched, unsparing book.”/5(26).
A fascinating book by the author of the Sally Hemings books This was the novelized biography of The Hottentot Venus, a real "oddity" brought from her native South Africa to the UK in the late 's. Her life was short, & what happened to her after her death was shocking to say the least/5.
It tells the story of Saartjie Baartman, aka “The Hottentot Venus,” of her short life, her pre- and post-mortem exploitation, and how it took her over two hundred years to finally get home to South Africa.
Anyone who thinks that racism has a scientific basis should read this book/5(17). The story of Saartjie Baartman — the Hottentot Venus’s real name — is inherently fascinating, and littered with a diverse cast of highly unlikable characters, ranging from Baartman’s lowly black Author: Caroline Elkins.
This is a fictionalized account of the life of Sarah Baartman, the so-called Hottentot Venus. Sarah was born into the Khoekhoe people of South Africa, who were misnamed 'Hottentot' due to the sounds of their language by the Boer and English the Khoekhoe culture, steatopygia, /5(8).
African Queen: The Real Life of the Hottentot Venus by Rachel Holmes is a well-researched, factual account of an amazing, though distressing story.
Saartjie Baartman, the woman who became known as the Hottentot Venus, was descended from the eastern Cape Khoisan people of South Africa/5.
How does the changing of Sarah's name–from Ssehura to Saartjie to Hottentot Venus–rob her of her identity and contribute to the mythology surrounding her.
Sarah did not receive a proper burial until when the French government agreed to return her to South Africa. Based on research and interviews that span three continents, Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus tells the entwined histories of an illusive life and a famous icon. In doing so, the book raises questions about the possibilities and limits of biography for understanding those who live between and among different cultures.
The ‘Hottentot Venus’ Unquestionably the external genitalia and secondary sexual characters of the female are the strangest features of Sanid anatomy. In Hottentot Venus, Chase-Riboud recounts the tragic life of Sarah Baartman, re-creating in vivid, shocking detail the racism and sexism at the heart of European imperialism.
Born in the colony of /5(5). Elizabeth Alexander’s first book of poetry, The Venus Hottentot, is organized as an oscillating dialogue between the personal and the social spheres, connected through the channels of culture.
The book concludes with the politics involved in returning Baartman's remains to her home country, and connects Baartman's story to her descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa. Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus offers the authoritative account of one woman's life and reinstates her to the full complexity of her history/5(10).
Based on the true story of a woman who was exhibited as part of a freak show in London's Piccadilly and upon her death at age 27 was publicly dissected in France, this novel by poet, sculptor and. Theatre Communications Grou, - Drama - pages 2 Reviews Suzan-Lori Parks continues her examination of black people in history and stage through the life of the so-called "Hottentot Venus," /5(2).
Originally published in to widespread acclaim, The Venus Hottentot introduces Elizabeth Alexander's vital poetic voice, distinguished even in this remarkable first book by its examination of history, gender, and race with an uncommon clarity and music.
“[Hottentot Venus] conjures the pain of some of the most sensitive and hurtful relations between the powerful and the powerless whatever their color, whatever their gender In this chilling and mournful novel, Chase-Riboud brings back to life a woman whose existence as a.
The Saartjie Baartman Story Saartjie Sara Baartman also known as the ‘Hottentot Venus’ was a famous Khoikhoi woman exhibited as a freak show attraction in Europe during the 19th century. Born to Khoisan family neat the Gambtos River, she was orphaned during a commando raid after which she was ensalved by a Dutch farmer near Cape Town.
Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus is a book as much about the impossibility of uncovering historical truth as it is the story of a Khoekhoe woman brought from South Africa to Europe in the s. Saartjie Sarah Baartman also known as the `hottentot Venus’ was a famous khokhoi woman exhibited as a freak show attraction in Europe during the 19th century.
Born to Khoisan family near the Author: Andile Smith. The story of Sara Baartman, the so-called Hottentot Venus, who was exhibited in both London and Paris at the beginning of the nineteenth century, is part of the long narrative of scientific racism. Baartman's promoters nicknamed her the "Hottentot Venus", with "hottentot" - now seen as derogatory - then being used in Dutch to describe the Khoikhoi and San, who together make up .Hottentot Venus Book Summary: It is Paris, An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom.
Below her, the audience shouts insults and pornographic obscenities. The life of the ‘Hottentot Venus’ still feels familiar for those used to being gawked at. Y ou might not know Sarah Baartman’s face, but you know her body. Sarah Baartman — also known as.