..this book should be on the reading list in every high school,how else are we to change the cruelty and racism that is inflicted and promoted by governments down thru history,the... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Me
I stayed up late last night finishing a truly tremendously fine book: Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-Riboud. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by KatPanama
Hottenton Venus was quite superb! What a depressing part of history to know that this South African woman Sarah Baartman was victimized emotionally, physically and fiancially, by... Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by Therese Madison
Barbara Chase-Riboud delivers a truly extraordinary piece of fiction based on the true story of Sarah Baartman dubbed the Hottentot Venus. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by njeri214
It's an embarrassment to humankind that this is based on a true story. Barbara Chase-Riboud must have spent years just doing research to write this, and it really shows. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004
Chase-Riboud's narrative about Sarah Bartman a.k.a the Hottentot Venus is compelling reading. Bartman's story was completely unknown to me. Now she is unforgettable. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004
The Hottentot Venus was a wonderful book, one that pulled me in and had me sneaking reading time whenever possible. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by "avidreadeer"
Wonderful book that was rich in detail and humanity. Yes the book is written without quotations and for some readers this seems to be proving difficult. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2003