Questioning Sisterhood Bonds and Sexual Slavery: A Reading of Patricia MCormick’s Sold (2007)

Authors

  • Gilda Nicheng Forbang University of Bamenda

Keywords:

Sexual slavery, Sisterhood, Trafficking

Abstract

This paper sets out to analyse the contribution of women to sexual trafficking and the role they play in exacerbating the phenomenon as projected by Patricia McCormick in Sold (2007).  While in some other narratives, women complain about women’s oppression and marginalisation by their male counterparts, curiously, many women in this novel contribute to the denigration of women, thus, bringing to question the unity of sisterhood. The lack of sisterhood bonds not only endangers the life and wellbeing of other girls and women but also makes things difficult for the women and other people who are struggling to stop the phenomenon of girls and women’s trafficking. So, the contribution of women to women’s trafficking and how this exacerbates the phenomenon as seen by McCormick. Feminism is used for analysis and it is found that, for women’s trafficking to be stopped or reduced to a considerable level, women should promote sisterhood and therefore, be one another’s keeper.

Published

30-12-2022

How to Cite

Forbang, G. N. (2022). Questioning Sisterhood Bonds and Sexual Slavery: A Reading of Patricia MCormick’s Sold (2007). JOURNAL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, 6(1), 110–130. Retrieved from http://fajournaluba.com/index.php/jah/article/view/80