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									Barbara Chase-RiboudBarbara Chase-Riboud
Sculptor, painter, novelist, and poet Barbara Chase-Riboud has explored and illuminated the secrets of African-American history with her acclaimed, controversial novels, including Sally Hemings and The President's Daughter. With Hottentot Venus, she turns her attention to the true story of Sarah Baartman, a South African herdswoman shown off as a “scientific curiosity” in the capitals of 19th-century Europe.

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Barbara Chase-Riboud
Current Home:
Paris, France
Date of Birth:
June 26, 1939
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.F.A. from Temple University; M.A. in art and architecture from Yale University
Kafka Award for best novel for Sally Hemings, 1979; Carl Sandburg Prize, 1988; Knighted by the French government, 1996

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								Hottentot Venus: A Novel, Author: 
								Barbara Chase-Riboud.

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Hottentot Venus: A Novel
by Barbara Chase-Riboud
Chase-Riboud's previous works garnered critical praise and earned her a reputation as an author who takes risks, turning the truth into riveting fiction. In Hottentot Venus, Chase-Riboud retells the story of Sarah Baartman, a shocking tale of exploitation, racism, and sexism at the roots of European imperialism.

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								Sally Hemings, Author: 
								Barbara Chase-Riboud.
*  Sally Hemings (1979)
*  Echo of Lions (1989)
*  The President's Daughter (1994)
*  Hottentot Venus: A Novel (2003)

*  See the Barbara Chase-Riboud chronology

Praise from a Legend

"Barbara Chase-Riboud is a consummate artist," according to living literary legend Maya Angelou. "She invites the reader to consider if resistance and submission can be employed as instruments to live through hazardous times.... Chase-Riboud has shown us the cruelty of slavery and the romance of love; she has determined to keep us honest about history."