Rewritings and interpretations of Sara Baartman as explored in 19th and 20th century texts.

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-09T09:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-09T09:21:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-09T09:21:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/4943
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to explore the recurring reproduction of Sara Baartman, her life and significance as set out by writers of different epochs, racial identities, social contexts and intentions, thereby reinforcing the particular ideologies and mindset of their time. This study will show some of the early writings, such as that of the French doctor Georges Cuvier’s “Extrait d’observations Faites sur le Cadavre d’une femme connue a Paris et a Londres sous le nom de VENUS HOTTENTOTTE” [Extracts of observations made on the Body of a woman known in Paris and London by the name of VENUS HOTTENTOT] (Cuvier, 1817), Zola Maseko’s documentary film “The Life and Times of Sara Baartman” (Maseko, 1998), “Hottentot Venus” by Barbara Chase-Riboud (Chase-Riboud, 2003) and the theatre play “Venus” by Suzan Lori Parks (Parks, 1997), to be works that although differing greatly in approach, are ultimately subjective re-writings of the body and identity of Sara Baartman. en
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dc.title Rewritings and interpretations of Sara Baartman as explored in 19th and 20th century texts. en
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