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Download PDF by Deborah Willis: Black Venus 2010: They Called Her "Hottentot"

By Deborah Willis

ISBN-10: 1439902046

ISBN-13: 9781439902042

ISBN-10: 1439902054

ISBN-13: 9781439902059

As a tender South African girl of approximately twenty, Saartjie Baartman, the so-called "Hottentot Venus," was once delivered to London and put on express in 1810. Clad within the Victorian similar of a physique stocking, and paraded in the course of the streets and on level in a cage she grew to become a human spectacle in London and Paris. Baartman's distinct body turned the thing of ridicule, interest, medical inquiry, and hope till and after her untimely loss of life. The determine of Sarah Baartman was once diminished to her sexual components. Black Venus 2010 strains Baartman's reminiscence in our collective histories, in addition to her symbolic heritage within the building and identification of black ladies as artists, performers, and icons. The wide-ranging essays, poems, and pictures in Black Venus 2010 symbolize one of the most compelling responses to Baartman. every one grapples with the long-lasting legacy of this younger African lady who without end is still a touchstone for black girls. participants comprise: Elizabeth Alexander, Holly Bass, Petrushka A Bazin, William Jelani Cobb, Lisa Gail Collins, Renee Cox, J. Yolande Daniels, Carole Boyce Davies, Leon de Wailly, Manthia Diawara, Diana Ferrus, Cheryl Finley, Nikky Finney, Kianga K.
Ford, Terri Francis, Sander Gilman, Renee eco-friendly, pleasure Gregory, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michael D. Harris, Linda Susan Jackson, Kellie Jones, Roshini Kempadoo, Simone Leigh, Zine Magubane, E. Ethelbert Miller, Robin Mitchell, Charmaine Nelson, Tracey Rose, Radcliffe Roye, Bernadette Searle, Lorna Simpson, Debra S. Singer, Penny Siopis, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Michele Wallace, Carla Williams, Carrie Mae Weems, J. T. Zealy, and the editor.

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