By N. Gordon-Chipembere
Sarah Baartman's iconic prestige because the "Hottentot Venus" - as "victimized" African girl, "Mother" of the hot South Africa, and ancestral spirit to numerous ladies of the African Diaspora - has ended in an outpouring of essays, biographies, motion pictures, interviews, paintings installations, and facilities, comprising a digital archive that seeks to discover a few that means in her character. but even people with the simplest intentions, battling to offer Baartman corporation, a voice, a personhood, proceed to provider the final narratives of eu documentation of her existence with out asking "What if we checked out Baartman via one other lens?" This assortment is the 1st of its sort to provide an area for foreign students, cultural activists, and visible artists to envision the legacy of Baartman's lifestyles anew, particularly discovering another Africanist rendering of somebody whose existence has left a profound effect at the ways that Black girls are displayed and represented the area over.
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Representation and Black Womanhood: The Legacy of Sarah Baartman by N. Gordon-Chipembere