Hottentot Venus (2003) and H. Rider Haggard’s Hans

The entry point of this blogpost is Barbara Chase-Riboud’s historical novel Hottentot Venus (2003).  It’s the life story of the real Sarah Baartman, the so-called “the Hottentot Venus.” It’s also an immersive tour of turn-of-the-19th-century South Africa, England and France and a staggering work of literature.  You should read it or have Robin Miles read it to … More Hottentot Venus (2003) and H. Rider Haggard’s Hans