Wooden carving of a mother and child

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.