(The Story of Saartjie Baartman)
“I wrote this book to say we have a duty to speak up against violence, abuse and prejudice, against demeaning language, jokes, the use of stereotypes, and against discrimination of any type or form.
“Saartjie stood no chance in 1810. I can use her story to speak up for those who are abused, suffering and bleeding more than 200 years later,”
Saartjie Baartman also known as Hottentot Venus, was an ordinary, curious, 18 year old, who travelled to a foreign country with all the excitement and expectation of any young girl, eager to see the big world, eager to earn some money.
This book is an easy read, a must-read for all teens and adolescents living in an age when sexual slavery and trafficking is on the increase.