SARAH BAARTMAN

Need I say more?
Read “Africans on Stage” by Bernth Lindfors or listen to the author’s interview on the COWS.

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

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A FRENCH PRINT:

http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Hott.html

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COMING HOME:

By Chris McGreal

In 1810, Saartjie Baartman was brought to Europe from South Africa to be displayed as a sexual freak and example of the inferiority of the black race. Now the remains of the ‘Hottentot Venus’ are finally being returned to her homeland. Chris McGreal reports

Thursday February 21, 2002
The Guardian

The first time Saartjie Baartman was dragged out to squat before the mob at 225 Piccadilly, the show’s promoters billed her genitals as resembling the skin that hangs from a turkey’s throat. For several years, working-class Londoners crowded in to shout vulgarities at the protruding buttocks and large vulva of the unfortunate woman made famous across Europe as the “Hottentot Venus”. The aristocracy were no less fascinated at what they saw as a sexual freak, but they had private showings. Death in Paris a few years later treated the…

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