By Deborah Willis
As a tender South African girl of approximately twenty, Saartjie Baartman, the so-called 'Hottentot Venus', used to be dropped at London and put on show in 1810. Clad within the Victorian similar of a physique stocking, and paraded in the course of the streets and on level in a cage she turned a human spectacle in London and Paris. Baartman's precise body grew to become the thing of ridicule, interest, medical inquiry, and hope until eventually and after her untimely loss of life. The determine of Sarah Baartman used to be lowered to her sexual components. "Black Venus 2010" lines Baartman's reminiscence in our collective histories, in addition to her symbolic heritage within the development and id of black girls as artists, performers, and icons. The wide-ranging essays, poems, and pictures in "Black Venus 2010" signify probably the most compelling responses to Baartman. every one grapples with the long-lasting legacy of this younger African girl who eternally is still a touchstone for black girls. members comprise: Elizabeth Alexander, Holly Bass, Petrushka A Bazin, William Jelani Cobb, Lisa Gail Collins, Renee Cox, J. Yolande Daniels, Carole Boyce Davies, Leon de Wailly, Manthia Diawara, Diana Ferrus, Cheryl Finley, Nikky Finney, Kianga okay. Ford, Terri Francis, Sander Gilman, Renee eco-friendly, pleasure Gregory, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michael D. Harris, Linda Susan Jackson, Kellie Jones, Roshini Kempadoo, Simone Leigh, Zine Magubane, E. Ethelbert Miller, Robin Mitchell, Charmaine Nelson, Tracey Rose, Radcliffe Roye, Bernadette Searle, Lorna Simpson, Debra S. Singer, Penny Siopis, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Michele Wallace, Carla Williams, Carrie Mae Weems, J. T. Zealy, and the editor.
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