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Hottentot Venus - A Novel

Barbara Chase-Riboud

Barbara Chase-Riboud is an award-winning poet, novelist, scholar, and sculptor. Hottentot Venus, a 2004 BCALA Literary Award winner, focuses on Sarah Blaartman, an African tribewoman who, because of her prominent sexual characteristics, was paraded as a freak before audiences in England and Paris. This mesmerizing novel reflects the racism and cruelty of turn-of-the-century Eurocentric culture, but it also reveals Sarah's remarkable strength of spirit.

Barbara Chase-Riboud is an award-winning poet, novelist, scholar, and sculptor. Hottentot Venus, a 2004 BCALA Literary Award winner, focuses on Sarah Blaartman, an African tribewoman who, because of her prominent sexual characteristics, was paraded as a freak before audiences in England and Paris. This mesmerizing novel reflects the racism and cruelty of turn-of-the-century Eurocentric culture, but it also reveals Sarah's remarkable strength of spirit.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Barbara Chase-Riboud is an award-winning poet, novelist, scholar, and sculptor. Hottentot Venus, a 2004 BCALA Literary Award winner, focuses on Sarah Blaartman, an African tribewoman who, because of her prominent sexual characteristics, was paraded as a freak before audiences in England and Paris. This mesmerizing novel reflects the racism and cruelty of turn-of-the-century Eurocentric culture, but it also reveals Sarah's remarkable strength of spirit.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles, Gerard Doyle, Alan Nebelthau, Davina Porter, Jeff Woodman, Richard Ferrone, Simon Prebble, Virginia Leishman

Length:

14h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

58:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

33:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:55