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‘The Hottentot Venus’

Anni Lyngskaer–one of the students in a graduate class I teach at The New School on mediating Africa–went to see the new film “Venus Noire” (Black Venus) at the New…..

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New Sara Baartman Film

I just finished an essay (with my research assistant Adam Esrig) on new developments in African film–most notably the business model of Nollywood, the emergence of South Africa as a…..

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The Meanings of Sara Baartman

My friend, Gabeba Baderoon, is organizing a one-day colloquium on “The Meanings of Saartje (Sara) Baartman,” scheduled for March 1st at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. The meeting…..