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A marketplace of the human body in Nassau Bahamas

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A colorful flyer for a twerking competition, pink neon script on black gloss, was taped to the window of a restaurant in Pompey Square in Nassau Bahamas. A lone pair dined alfresco.

The waitress sat on a high top chair, slumped over behind the hostess stand in the shade beneath a white trellis awning atop the doorway. Her bored eyes cut adrift on the sea of cruise passengers walking past without seeing her.

Steps away in the square’s center was a plaque denoting the very site slaves were once bought and sold; a veritable marketplace of the human body, bodies as objects owned to this day, but by whom?

But by whom.

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