From the publisher:
In 1810, Saartjie Baartman was London’s most famous curiosity. Famed for her exquisite physique – in particular her shapely bottom – she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. But this tragic young South African woman was also a symbol of the abolished slave trade, exploitation and colonialism. In this scintillating and vividly written book, the full arc of Baartman’s extraordinary life is traced for the first time.