Viewing Entry - Hottentot Venus (AM13476) by Chase-Riboud, Barbara.
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 15 hours 5 minutes
Hottentot Venus : a novel
Author / Responsible party
Historical fiction. Baartman, Sarah -- Fiction. Women, Khoikhoi -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Sarah Baartman has lost her family in the Dutch and English massacres of 1810 South Africa, and faces certain death by staying. She ends up in London, dancing in a cage and displayed as a primitive oddity. Alice, Sarah's English governess, truly cares for her, but Sarah, initially wanting fame, is essentially a slave - unable to return home, surviving through self-denial and gin, and humiliated even in death. A dramatization of a true story. Some descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language.