hottentot hottentot

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa

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News

  • University of Pittsburgh Stages' Venus

    Venus is more pageantry than play by Michelle Pilecki Certainly among the most bizarre and repulsive incidents in the history of European colonialism and white supremacy — apart from the various genocides, that is — is the exploitation of a tiny, lone South African woman, Sarah Baartman. Billed as "The Hottentot Venus," she was hauled around Great Britain and France as a freak-show attraction in ...
    on October 30, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

Quotes

  1. "It's like watching the Hottentot Venus on display," says author Debra Dickerson, who penned an essay for Essence criticizing the show. "It's without redeeming value. ...... It's just about exploitation. It's like having slaves fight for your...
    on Nov 8, 2006 By: Debra J Dickerson Source: Seattle Times

  2. Davies describes her as "pure gold, so clued up and curious. The other day, thinking about the fact that the Hottentot Venus and Mr Darcy were contemporaries, I emailed her to ask if there were any situations where they could plausibly have...
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Andrew Davies Source: guardian.co.uk

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