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African Venus

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The comfort of the Royal Palace would be disrupted when Princess Nima is abducted from the home in 1847. Her kidnapping is motivated by vengeance against her Father who has destroyed villages and sent hundreds into slavery.
Nima would be transported against her will, travel to France, and work in the wealthy household of her captor. She meets a French Artist who is in the
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Paperback, 50 pages
Published July 18th 2013 by Xlibris Corporation
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Rachel Parrott
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Charles Cordier’s sculpture the African Venus has captivated many since her creation in 1851. She still captivates today. Viewed by Sheryl Carkhum-Lord and she inspired this beautiful tale. Little is known about the model who sat for the sculpture, so Carkhum-Lord let her talents create a tale for the model. This short book gives glimpses of life in the late 1800’s, Africa, France, the slave trade, and more. While the harsh reality of the slave trade is not avoided the brief descriptions would n ...more
Crooked English
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Princess Nima, only daughter of the King, is targeted to get back at the King because of the slave trade. The Princess is kidnapped and shipped to France. There she meets an artist, Charles Cordier, who likes to sculpt the beautiful things/people he sees. Nima is sent to pose for him.

The imagined story is of the woman who posed for the African Venus.

I loved the story. After seeing the sculpture and reading the book, you feel that it all actually happened and fall in love with it.
Gina
Aug 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I won this book from Goodreads. It seemed to be written for a younger audience; high school, maybe? I felt like there was more story to be told and the ending felt very hasty. Cover art needs some work; it's badly pixelated. An interesting story about a lovely piece of art. ...more
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