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Nkiru Uwechia


Sisterhood is a poem on sisterarchy that analyzes the relationship between a madam and her maid, a contested and uneven hierarchy of power relation and class. To complicate this already unbalanced relationship is the issue of race, class, and colonialism. The poem eloquently articulates the struggles of this dueling relationship within a global context of feminism and sisterhood.


sisterhood, sisterarchy, exploitation, patriarchy, white women, black woman, madam, maid

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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