In this episode, Zeinab Badawi provides an overview of how Africans lived before the arrival of Europeans. We see indigenous religion in practice in Kenya and meet a traditional medicine practitioner in Congo. In Uganda, we witness traditional justice in action as community elders adjudicate in a matrimonial dispute. We hear from one local king who reminisces about how life was compassionate and ordered under old African systems. And one chief and his family in Zambia provide insights of traditional village life before the disruptive influence of Europeans. The title describes a people who were becoming ‘no longer at ease’ in the run up to one of the ugliest chapters in human history: the transatlantic slave trade.