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Hottentot Venus
Hottentot Venus
Author: Barbara Chase-Riboud
ISBN-13: 9780385508568
ISBN-10: 0385508565
Publication Date: 11/4/2003
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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True story based on the life of an African bushwoman who ends up
exhibited in a show as a "scientific curiousity" because of the way her tribe decorates their bodies. She was born in S. Africa in 1790, widowed very young, and lost a child at a very young age...takes off from Capetown to find a life for herself and ends up being shown naked to crowds across Europe. Barbara Chase-Riboud also wrote Sally Hemings and other books about Amistad mutiny, etc.