The title of the novel, this word refers to the open-air stockades in which captured Africans were kept before being sold into slavery and embarking on the Middle Passage. Cudjo spends three weeks in the barracoons in Dahomey before Captain Foster purchases him.
Barracoon Term Timeline in Barracoon
The timeline below shows where the term Barracoon appears in Barracoon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.