At the auction

Oyeladun - Arrival in the Americas

Today we arrived at a new place. I didn't want to leave the other women and children and was scared of what would come, but I was desperate to leave this place. Again we got into the boats and were taken to the land.

Again white men gathered round, looking and touching. A man who spoke my language told use to wash ourselves and rub oil into our skins - it stung my sores. He asked us how we were treated and who felt ill, but I had seen him talking with the white men so did not trust him. He told us to stand in line.