While the mother wants her child raised as a girl, the father wants his child to be a boy.
According to research undertaken by Foucault, in the Middle Ages, hermaphrodites were allowed to choose whether they wanted to live as one sex or another.Kathleen Winter’s sumptuous, Giller-nominated Annabel, from House of Anansi, tackles the theme of hermaphroditism with gusto.Based on a true story, her book focuses on a child born in late-1960s Labrador, where the pressures of a male-oriented society conspired to make an inter-sex child male rather than female.“What determines sexual identity? Other writers have grappled with the question in different ways.Actually, I became a pretty girl, when I turned 17 years old. When Kadicha turned 20, she had her first love affair with a boy.The boy fell in love with her, but he knew nothing about the girl's peculiarity. We eventually got married, but when he saw, who I actually was, his family kicked me out of their house.