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Farasani, Hlengiwe

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Most widely held works by Hlengiwe Farasani
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality
 
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