233. Selection of Sleeping Companion

ELMINA, GHANA, 2014. From this balcony, the Dutch commander of the fort chose his sleeping companion for the night from the female slaves who were paraded in front of him for his inspection. If any woman were to refuse, she was tied to a couple cannonballs and allowed to die in front of the other women. While she lay there, vultures would come and pick apart her flesh during the slow and painful death.

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