Human trafficking: Commercial sexual exploitation and forced domestic labour in African literature

Show simple item record Urama, Evelyn Nwachukwu Nwachukwu, Chukwuka Ogbu 2019-07-22T16:53:32Z 2019-07-22T16:53:32Z 2017
dc.description.abstract Just like social occurrences such as human sacrifice and slavery enhanced retardation of progress in Africa in the past, trafficking is another social occurrence addressed in contemporary African literature that impedes progress and tarnishes the image of the victims. Human trafficking is rampant in Africans and some part of the world in this 21st century. This paper examines how Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Trafficked (2008) and Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street (2009) highlight social occurrences and how they contribute to the spread of girl trafficking in Africa. It also explores how both men and women are partners in trafficking, forming trafficking networks that lure girls from Nigeria to Europe and make huge profits from their misery. These pimps use ‘juju magic’ and rituals as a threat to exert complete control over the girls and also to ensure their compliance. The trafficked girls share their life experiences by telling their tales of woes exposing the shame that accompanies the sex trade and the stigmatization they suffer in the society. Their experiences are presented by the authors to highlight the trafficked girls’ pains, misery and struggle for freedom in order to appeal to everybody in the society to fight against human trafficking. The paper also examines how these exploited and depressed trafficked girls that have lost their self-esteem can still live fulfilled lives if government agencies and nongovernmental organizations come to their rescue en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher JOLACE en_US
dc.subject trafficking, social occurrences, sexual and domestic slavery and commercial sex exploitation en_US
dc.title Human trafficking: Commercial sexual exploitation and forced domestic labour in African literature en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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