SA Curators on Geni Wearing Hats in Solidarity with our 10th Great Granny!

Started by Sharon Lee Doubell on Monday, February 13, 2012


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2/13/2012 at 1:37 AM

In case anyone was wondering why the SA Curators on Geni are all suddenly wearing hats; it's to highlight our dilemma over what pic of our common Koisan / 'Hottentot' granny Krotoa/Eva to use on her profile.

Krotoa 'Eva' van Meerhof SM/PROG

Daniel Jacobus Botes has objected to the original 'kopdoek' (headscarf) photo Private User and I had used from the first book on her, by Trudie Bloem:

So we looked at others, which seemed either less than decorous (given the prominent display of breasts) or equally stereotypical:

Then we settled on the image from Dalene Matthee's book:

But cuzzin Daan described this as "the indecent Kalabash kopdoek' pic”. :-) Sheesh - there was no winning with this man!

The big problem is that Daan Botes is reading 'Eilande / Islands' wherein he has worked out that Eva would have worn a Dutch kappie:

So now he is in favour of finding a pic that looks like this:

Can someone PLEASE help him to find a pic of a khoisan woman wearing a wit kopdoek so he can make peace with the pic that we use of his and our granny.


2/13/2012 at 1:38 AM

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