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Saartjie (pronounced Sahr ‘kie) Baartman (1790?-1815) was an African slave taken from the Cape colony to London in 1810 under false pretenses. Her steatopygia (enlarged buttocks), small facial features and elongated labia were intriguing to westerners not familiar with her type of body.  Continue reading “AFRICAN FEMINISM: AN ODE TO SAARTJIE BARTMAN”

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