Shackles

Kofi - Journey to the ship

One day we got to a great big house made from stone and everywhere were the white people uncle told me about. They are very hairy and smell funny to me. I held the Abeeku's hand and went down into a dark hole under the building. It was very hot and smelly and everyone in there was very angry. Men were shouting and fighting and then the white men came and shouted and hit everyone. I stayed close to Abeeku for many days. One day, just before we came here, he started to cry, so I cried, so the white men took us all to this place.

Read about journey to the ship for Okechukwu, Kwame and Oyeladun.