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The middle passage - This was without a doubt the most horrific experience of my life. We were taken from the shed with chains around our wrists and ankles they had already started to rub.

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The middle passage This was without a doubt the most horrific experience of my life. We were taken from the shed with chains around our wrists and ankles they had already started to rub. Then we started to walk everyone was walking, the whitemen were shouting, shouting words none of us understood. There were cries coming from the slower children at the back of the line as they were kicked and whipped to speed them up. We were walking for days with the hot sun beating down on us, our clothes so badly ripped we got no protection this only added to our sores. The chains were tight around our ankles I took small careful steps trying to minimise the pain. I started to think about Africa how we used to play out in the fields with the long grass, running and hiding, all the parties in the evenings with my friends and family then. ...read more.

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I couldn't get to sleep that night the people lying next to me were crying out in pain crying for help but no one came I could feel the rats running across my face eating away at the open flesh on my legs and back. The days went by slowly really slowly. We were kept in the holdal for so long the Stench of rotting corpses around me and the vermin excrement on the floor made me want to cry, cry for the people who have died here, cry for my family who I was sure I would never see again. That day we were taken out on deck. The light hit me like a thousand pins all sticking into my head .As I looked around to try and see my family I caught sight of a woman her leg had been so badly whipped, it was all infected and had rats eating off of it. ...read more.

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Then the woman was led downstairs and chucked on the floor she was now legless and in so much pain. I felt the fats all over my body the lice in my hair this was a feeling that I will always remember. Then like a dream we were led up on deck this was only the third time I had gone up on deck I looked but there was no screaming woman she had obversley been chucked over board. We were then scrubbed with brushes with really hard bristles they chucked salty water over us and started to scrub. . The brush was taking away the loose skin and also the skin that was still attached the water stung so much in my whip cuts. I opened my mouth but no sound came out the men took a few women up into the cabins and led us onto dry land, dry land at last! I felt for the women being raped up on the ship but I was on dry land at last. ...read more.

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