Kwame works in the fields

Kwame - Life in Americas

I should reintroduce myself. I am now Peter, or so Mr. Wells says. He is the owner of this plantation near a place called Bridgetown. I didn't think it possible to hate a thing, but I hate this place and I hate sugar - its smell, its touch, the rats, the snakes. By day I work in the field with 200 other miserable souls, burning and cutting. We watch the ground and work quickly, trying not to look at the traitor with the dogs and the whip.