Venus

Product Number: EB00645945
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781559367387
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Description

Suzan-Lori Parks continues her examination of black people in history and stage through the life of the so-called "Hottentot Venus," an African woman displayed semi-nude throughout Europe due to her extraordinary physiognomy; in particular, her enormous buttocks. She was befriended, bought and bedded by a doctor who advanced his scientific career through his anatomical measurements of her after her premature death.

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Author(s): Suzan-Lori Parks
Original Publish Date: Dec 15, 2012

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