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Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-Riboud
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Aug 16, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: 2003-reads, fiction-literature

This was probably one of the worst books I have ever read. It made me so mad. I felt the author was writing this story for Political purposes only. She painted certain races in various lights that were very unappealing.
I was very disappointed in this depiction of an African American woman who was put on side show display in Europe in the 19th century.

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