Wirtz Center - Award-winning Voyeurs de Venus
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Sara, a young African-American scholar of pop culture, is writing a book about the 19th-century South African Khoikhoi woman Saartjie Baartman, who was exploited as the sideshow attraction “The Hottentot Venus.” Sara struggles with the moral dilemma of honoring Baartman’s life and advancing her own career with a bestseller.