Tag: smuggling

Snake Oil: A Memoir on the Rise of ‘Trafficking’

laura agustin , December 14th, 2020


­When future historians try to understand what ‘trafficking’ meant in the first 20 years of the 21st century, I hope this memoir gives them pause. Recording how my…


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Who are migrant sex workers?

laura agustin , September 22nd, 2017


You paid someone to help you leave home, travel across borders or into unknown areas of your own country. You knew you’d be selling sex but probably not…


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Nigerian migrant women as subjects: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , July 13th, 2017


Anti-trafficking campaigners often single out Nigerian women as the worst case of what they call sex trafficking. I first wrote about this years ago and note that, despite…


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Nigerian migrant women as subjects: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , July 13th, 2017


Anti-trafficking campaigners often single out Nigerian women as the worst case of what they call sex trafficking. I first wrote about this years ago and note that, despite…


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Interviews by Johnny Lemuria and Maggie McNeill

laura agustin , May 2nd, 2017


Two bloggers have interviewed me on the occasion of publishing a new book. First I’ll show you Maggie McNeill’s, because it’s written; after that I’ll give the link…


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Who is the Three-Headed Dog? Surveillance and migration

laura agustin , April 30th, 2017


Charon Crossing the River Styx was painted by Joachim Patinir between 1515 and 1524. A reproduction hangs on the wall of a bar in Málaga’s centro histórico where…


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Interview with Radio Ava, sexworker radio in London

laura agustin , March 29th, 2017


In February I was interviewed by RadioAva (DIY sexworker radio, a project of x:talk). When I arrived at the pub in mid-afternoon a fight was blowing up in…


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Reader reviews of The Three-Headed Dog

laura agustin , March 14th, 2017


Reviewers of The Three-Headed Dog have been showing they get it: The detective-narrator is a woman with a complicated and conflicted interior life. It’s about how migrants sneak…


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Sexwork and migration fiction (4): To go with sex tourists or smugglers?

laura agustin , February 20th, 2017


Of all the characters destined to work selling sex in The Three-Headed Dog, Marina has the most experience. Now in Spain for the second time, Marina comes from…


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