Kwame - On the ship
Today I wished to be in the hole with the other people. White men are demons and I fear I am less Asante being near them. They spit and kick and whip children and women, and sometimes each other. Then they even threw a newborn baby into the water. I stopped his mother following him and then we sat and cried.
The white men are getting excited and are pointing. I can see land. It is green and mountainous.
Read about life on the ship for Okechukwu, Oyeladun and Kofi.
This is a 19th century painted wooden carving of a mother and child. It was made by a Kongo carver from the Lower Zaire River region in Central Africa.
Kwame can see Barbados. Captives were brought to these slave markets where they were sold. Some would have stayed on Barbados, the rest would have been shipped to other islands and the mainland.