Zong! M. Nourbese Philip

Zong!

Author: M. Nourbese Philip
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Book Title
Zong!
Author
M. Nourbese Philip
ISBN
9780819571694
In November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that some 150 Africans be murdered by drowning so that the ship's owners could collect insurance monies. Relying entirely on the words of the legal decision Gregson v. Gilbert--the only extant public document related to the massacre of these African slaves--Zong tells the story that cannot be told yet must be told. Equal parts song, moan, shout, oath, ululation, curse, and chant, Zong excavates the legal text. Memory, history, and law collide and metamorphose into the poetics of the fragment. Through the innovative use of fugal and counterpointed repetition, Zong becomes an anti-narrative lament that stretches the boundaries of the poetic form, haunting the spaces of forgetting and mourning the forgotten. Check for the online reader's companion at http: //zong.site.wesleyan.edu.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: M. Nourbese PhilipPublisher: Wesleyan University PressPublished: 08/15/2011ISBN: 9780819571694Pages: 224Weight: 0.92lbsSize: 9.24h x 7.14w x 0.67d
In November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that some 150 Africans be murdered by drowning so that the ship's owners could collect insurance monies. Relying entirely on the words of the legal decision Gregson v. Gilbert--the only extant public document related to the massacre of these African slaves--Zong tells the story that cannot be told yet must be told. Equal parts song, moan, shout, oath, ululation, curse, and chant, Zong excavates the legal text. Memory, history, and law collide and metamorphose into the poetics of the fragment. Through the innovative use of fugal and counterpointed repetition, Zong becomes an anti-narrative lament that stretches the boundaries of the poetic form, haunting the spaces of forgetting and mourning the forgotten. Check for the online reader's companion at http: //zong.site.wesleyan.edu.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: M. Nourbese Philip
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 08/15/2011
ISBN: 9780819571694
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 9.24h x 7.14w x 0.67d
In November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that some 150 Africans be murdered by drowning so that the ship's owners could collect insurance monies. Relying entirely on the words of the legal decision Gregson v. Gilbert--the only extant public document related to the massacre of these African slaves--Zong tells the story that cannot be told yet must be told. Equal parts song, moan, shout, oath, ululation, curse, and chant, Zong excavates the legal text. Memory, history, and law collide and metamorphose into the poetics of the fragment. Through the innovative use of fugal and counterpointed repetition, Zong becomes an anti-narrative lament that stretches the boundaries of the poetic form, haunting the spaces of forgetting and mourning the forgotten. Check for the online reader's companion at http: //zong.site.wesleyan.edu.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: M. Nourbese Philip
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 08/15/2011
ISBN: 9780819571694
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 9.24h x 7.14w x 0.67d