Kofi - Capture
I'm going home soon. Uncle said that if I went with his friends that they would take me to visit a special, surprise place and that I could come back soon. I asked if my friend Kobbi could come but he said no. He looked funny when he said it and my mother and sister were screaming and crying. He pushed them inside the house and told them to stop it. I got frightened but he said that there was nothing to worry about and that I had to wear a special necklace so that I would be like all the other people who were going to this special place. He looked sad.
Read about capture for Okechukwu, Kwame and Oyeladun.
Kofi is sent away
The captives were attached to each other during the long march to the coast. In the earlier years of the transatlantic slave trade wooden collars and rope linked the people. Later these were swapped for metal collars and chains which were much more uncomfortable for the captive.
Kofi's uncle sold him into slavery to pay a debt.