Human Commodity

Money is a means of exchange used to acquire goods or even status. But what happens when a person becomes a form of wealth?

Fanny Clonch is now a high school teacher living in Chicago. But for a period of her childhood, after being orphaned in Morocco, she was trapped in households where she was nothing more than a commodity. The story of her grandmother, who as a child had been sold into slavery and eventually escaped, inspired Fanny to find a way out.


This story also aired on Radio Netherland Worldwide’s The State We’re In.


Posted on May 4, 2012, in Stories of Five Dollars and Other Amounts of Money. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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