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RACE AND CULTURE - The Hottentot Venus

the subject of/in writing...

Yesterday's Chains, Tomorrow's Dreams is a play I wrote for an event that was held at the Brockley Jack Theatre which highlighted the life of Sara Baartman, known as the Hottentot Venus. She was considered a 'freak' because of her different physical cultural features. She was exhibited around Europe, before her novelty wore off and she was forced into prostitution. She died in 1815 and her body parts were kept in jars in a museum. The French government refused to send her remains back to Africa, until Nelson Mandela made a request. Her remains were released in 2002.

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  • RACE AND CULTURE - The Hottentot Venus
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About the creator

Lyla SmithAbass

I am a playwright, poet, dramatherapist and counsellor. I will be sharing on this site images and photographs along with some of my writing. I write about life, our experiences and the trials...