Aminatta Diallo born in Bayo, a small village in Western Africa, while returning from attending to a woman in labour with her mother she was abducted and sold into slavery at the age of eleven.
Her journey begins with the long walk towards the coast of West Africa to be shipped to the Americas. She survived the long walk and the sea, however she witnessed how her people were being dehumanised .
On her arrival, she is sold to the owner of an indigo plantation. Luckily, she reconnects with Chekura, a young boy with whom she walked the long walk and sailed the sea. They fall in love and try to form a family. How do you really form a family when the law turns you into someone's property.
Her husband Chekura is sent away, she is resold and separated from her