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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Sheila Lloyd Abstract This essay examines three African-American feminist texts—Elizabeth Alexander's “The Venus Hottentot,” Barbara Chase-Riboud's Hottentot Venus , and Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus . In their nuanced critiques of the sovereign power of neoliberalism as both a sociopolitical and a...
Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... black women live. Bartman, known in exhibition and racial science as the “Hottentot Venus,” was a South African woman coerced by an English doctor to participate in a traveling exhibit in the early nineteenth century. Showcased as a curiosity because of her large buttocks and extended labia, Bartman...