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Not long before Vera Sidika, ‘generous’ behinds were a source of great misery for African girls - 10 months ago, 13 June 12:33

Muthoni Thang'wa

Paris is a hotbed of culture and tourism no doubt. It has more museums, historical sites, gardens and tourist attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, than one can hope to visit in a lifetime, even if one lives full time in that city.

During the annual meetings of the International Council of Museums, I decided to pay a visit to the Musée de l'Homme (Museum of Man), which had been closed for a number of years for renovation and was reopened to the public in 2015.

This is a notorious museum even for an anthropologist and quite infamous for its collections of human remains. It is in this museum that the remains of an African woman who had the most “generous” behind (steatopygia) ever seen by Europeans, and was therefore an “exhibition” item in Europe, were on display for decades.

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