Venus' Daughter (Paperback)
Venus' Daughter is inspired by the life of Sara Saartjie Baartman, who was known as The Hottentot Venus. Baartman was a Khoisan woman taken from South Africa to be displayed on London stages from 1810 to 1815, and was then posthumously displayed at the Musee de l'Homme in Paris, France until 2002. The story follows Denise, a young Black woman guided by an ancestor to begin her journey into self-love. Exploring the intersection of myth, fable, and the reality of how women and their bodies are viewed, Venus' Daughter peels back the layers of pop culture's obsession with the Black female form and the silence around the infamous figure, making connections through the centuries.