HOTTENTOT VENUS BY BARBARA CHASE-RIBOUD
A REAL LIFE STORY OF A 19TH CENTURY SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN NAMED SARAH BAARTMAN WHO IS TAKEN FROM HER NATIVE LAND, TRANSFORMED INTO A CIRCUS FREAK AND EXHIBITED IN LONDON AND PARIS AS 'THE HOTTENTOT VENUS'.
SHE IS DISCOVERED BY A FAMOUS FRENCH NATURALIST LOOKING FOR THE 'MISSING LINK' BETWEEN MEN AND APES AND BECOMES THE ROSETTA STONE OF SCIENTIFIC RACISM.
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the novel Sally Hemings first appeared in 1979, it was dismissed by mainstream
historians as « fantasy » and raised a storm of controversy about the
38 year relationship between Thomas Jefferson ans his slave mistress, Sally Hemings.
With DNA evidence proving that the third president of the United States, did indeed
father the children of Sally Hemings, Chase-Riboud and the book have now been
BY BARBARA CHASE-RIBOUD