Saartjie Baartman thought she was going overseas to be a nursery maid. She ended up on display in Europe! She was an ordinary, curious 18 year old, who travelled to a foregn country with all the excitement and expectaion of any young girl, eager to see the big world, eager to earn some money.

Does this still sound familiar 200 years after her death? Listen to her story:

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(Read her story by Monica Clarke (2011 Hotentot Venus – That's what they call me