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Fugitive Emplacements: slave concubines in Niger-Nigerian borderlands

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This chapter analyses the case of a flow -or should I say ‘undercurrent’- of forced displacement of low status women from Southern Niger who are contracted as ‘concubines’ in Northern Nigeria. These displacements consist of ‘an involuntary movement across geographical space’, often through deception and they can be equalled to human trafficking in that many of the women find out that they are being ‘married’ not as wives but as concubines on the basis of their low status and/or slave descent only after arrival in their husband-masters families, where some of them undergo various forms of abuse and forced labour. In light of this degrading experience, some women decide to flee and organise their own refuge and emplacement in new communities.
Titel(In)visible displacements in Africa
ForlagZed Books
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2020

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