The condition of the African slaves throughout the middle passage was horrible. Men suffered very much than women, as they were chained altogether shoulder to shoulder. The slaves were given food once or twice a day. Women were given freedom of movement as they were less in threat compared to men. They were permitted to go out of deck for cooking, but frequently were harassed. The sufferings of the slaves were so great that some of them die due to diseases whereas others commit suicide by sheer depression.