The captives rebel

Kofi - On the ship

Today when we were on top of the boat some of the men who sit near me suddenly attacked some of the white men. They started to fight and the white men won but not before some of the other men jumped into the water. I think they are gone. Then we got pushed back into the hole quickly and I got kicked, then the horrible screaming started and I covered my ears. Someone said they could see men hanging by their thumbs and I could hear the sound of the whip. I feel sick and want to go home.

Read about life on the ship for Okechukwu, Kwame and Oyeladun.