An engraving of a Brazilian sugar plantation

Kofi - Life in the Americas

The women tell me that I am almost a man now and Mr Jones says that tomorrow I will work with the men in the fields. I see what happens there and dread tomorrow. The overseer is an evil man who will do anything to make people scared, sick or hungry. He's too fat to move quickly so uses a gun. The men who came here with me have mostly died. Master has arguments with him sometimes but that just means he is sneakier. Maybe I can escape in the night.