Study on the Trauma of Slave Women in Humus
Selected Topics in Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 4,
4 August 2021
The story of slavery is always told from the masculine perspective neglecting the suffering of women who were also taken into captivity and forced into labor. Many people who talk about this horrific story speak of the suffering of men taken against their will at the expense of that of women. For this reason, Fabienne Kanor, a Martinican writer chose to tell the story of African slave women of different origins and the different forms of abuses and sufferings they suffered during their crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to other parts of the world to work as slaves. This study discusses their suffering by exposing their collective and individual traumas of sexual exploitation and the trauma of displacement which is linked to their loss of identity and meaning.
- sexual exploitation
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