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The life Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman

Baartman was born to a Khoikhoi family in the vicinity of the Camdeboo in what is now the Eastern Cape of South Africa.Her father was killed by Bushmen while driving cattle.Saartjie is the diminutive form of Sarah; in Cape Dutch the use of the diminutive form commonly indicated familiarity, endearment or contempt.

  3 months ago ago
The life Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman

CULTURE

Opinion| How Europeans Used a Khoikhoi Woman to Enrich Themselves Because of Her Beauty

A South African Khoikhoi woman was degraded to the status of a mere object by Europeans because of her bums. She was exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th Century. The Europeans nicknamed her Venus which is the name that was taken from the Roman goddess of Love and fertility.

  8 months ago ago
Opinion| How Europeans Used a Khoikhoi Woman to Enrich Themselves Because of Her Beauty