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The Ethnography of the Sex Trade among Bini Women in Southern Nigeria

  • Clementina O. Osezua


The chapter presents the perspectives of the survivors of human trafficking among the Bini people of southern Nigeria. It adopts an ethnographic method that gives primary attention to the experiences of women trafficked to, and then deported from, Europe. With growing research conducted by international agencies, which continues to present trafficked women as victims, little work has documented the views of these deported women. This chapter shows that there is a different side to the story, revealing the agency of these trafficked women and their own lived experiences. Many of the survivors remain eager to go back to Europe despite the campaign against human trafficking since the proceeds from the international sex trade are perceived to be the quickest remedy for poverty.


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  • Clementina O. Osezua
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

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