Oyeladun - Life in the Americas
It is many, many days since I came here, a place called Barbados. I worry that my people have forgotten me. I don't think I can get back to them and hope I never meet them here. The shame of slavery is heavy and I do not want them to feel it.
Oyeladun is on Barbados. Britain's first interest in the island was as a defence for English colonies and as a base from which to attack Spanish ships. The arrival of sugar changed that. The sugar trade and slave labour made Barbados the richest island on Earth.