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Okechukwu - On the ship

Last night I prayed for death and thought that it had come. Water came in the hole in the roof and the pale men were shouting to each other. The lightning and thunder and wind could not hide the sound of our weeping and wailing. The boat moved so much even the strong were sick. Even death has abandoned me.

I am forgetting the days I have been here so long. Even water makes me ill now. The sickness is my only hope for leaving this place.

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