Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip: A Collective Reading with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Erica Hunt, and Rosamond S. King
Jun 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Following M. NourbeSe Philip’s talk on the Caribbean (un)epic, Rosamond S. King, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Sean Henry-Smith, and Erica Hunt present a collaborative performance of Philip’s epic book-length poem Zong!. The poets use word, song, and bodies to interpret the book, the text of which is based entirely on historical documents relating to a 1781 massacre of 150 Africans on the slave ship Zong.
- Jun 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Epic Voices: The Caribbean (Un)Epic with M. NourbeSe PhilipJun 1, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Poet M. NourbeSe Philip discusses her book Zong! and her manuscript Island Liturgies in the context of the (un)epic, “the Caribbean’s most natural form.”