By Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks maintains her exam of black humans in historical past and level during the lifetime of the so-called "Hottentot Venus," an African girl displayed semi-nude all through Europe as a result of her remarkable physiognomy; particularly, her huge, immense buttocks. She used to be befriended, acquired and bedded via a physician who complex his clinical profession via his anatomical measurements of her after her untimely death.

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