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

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In 1810 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's extraordinary life is traced for the first time.

Used. Paperback. Acceptable condition. Some wear and tear. Medium shelf wear to the bottom and bottom corners of the book. Slightly yellowed pages and faded cover. Price marked in pencil. Please note that the price on our website is a bit higher than the price marked in pencil, to account for the rise in cost of packing supplies. Customers in Baltimore City and County may use promo code Baltimore to lower the price, since we won't be using as many packing supplies.