National Geographic : 1992 Sep
Suffer. The word carved into a Ghanaianfishing boat echoes the pain of slaves once held at nearby Cape Coast Castle. Be gun in 1653 by Swedes, the trad ing post was among more than 50 built along the Gold Coast. Slaves endured this iron brand's torture (left). It was discarded by an unknown trader, but those bearing its mark would for all time be known as humanproperty. On the beach near Elmina Castle a Ghanaian boy has bound his day's catch of cutlass fish in his rubber sandals.