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Oyeladun - Journey to the ship

I can hardly tell you what happened next. They took my clothes and touched me and looked at me. When I tried to cover myself they grabbed my wrists. I cried with anger and they laughed.

For three days those same white men watched as I crouched in a corner of that building with barely enough food or water. Others, many who were sick and beaten, sat around me and we told of what we knew. One man thought the white people would eat us. I promised to make them sick if they ate me.

On the fourth day they opened the gates and we were moved out. I was so glad be out of there that I willingly walked to one of their boats. It took us to a ship like those I had seen before, and that is where you find me now.

Read about the journey to the ship for Okechukwu, Kwame,and Kofi.