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Chase-Riboud's in depth research and careful reconstruction of Saartjie's world is superb!
I stayed up late last night finishing a truly tremendously fine book: Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-Riboud.
This book is a heartbreaking relevation of prejudice, abuse, sexual repression and ethnic cleansing.
It was a good read, my only issue is that I do not know how much of it is fact and how much is fiction.Published 2 months ago by Kristie L. Hayes
This was a very powerful book about colonialism and racism. If you get the opportunity it was made into a movie called Black Venus.Published 9 months ago by Patricia Broadbelt
This was one of the saddest books I have ever read. Although I believe this was a fictionalized account, I doubt that the truth was far from the fiction. Read morePublished 15 months ago by bg
The hurt and the degradation this poor woman went trough to be loved and accepted is no less than woman go through now. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Judith A. Jenkins
Havent gotten through the book yet but the reviews make it sound like a worthy read. More on this later.Published 21 months ago by Kiandra T Parks
This book is a heartbreaking relevation of prejudice, abuse, sexual repression and ethnic cleansing. It is a must-read for all adults.Published 22 months ago by Sandy Reeve
Very interesting book...my second copy, I ordered another copy for a friend. Thankyou for such prompt attention to my order.Published on December 18, 2010 by delaineg
I could not finish this. It is not the author's fault really, but the editing. The punctuation of this novel made it extremely difficult for me to follow.. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by Tara
I want to thank the other reviews who sold me on this book because here it is, 6 am, and I can't put it down. Read morePublished on December 9, 2006 by NaughtiLiterati