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Kwame - Arrival in Americas

Many people here are getting weaker. Their cries become wilder and their eyes roll. We have been here without shade for several days. They've given us better food and even a little tobacco but I don't think that this is for our benefit. Perhaps they want to raise our spirits just to put us down again.

Through the walls I can see a man close to the water's edge. They left him where he fell and only the dogs and flies show any interest. The sound and smell makes us sick.

The waiting is terrible. I need something to happen. More white men arrive each day.

Read about arrival in the Americas for Okechukwu, Oyeladun and Kofi.