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Author: Marlene Nourbese Philip
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2008.
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In November 1781, thee 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene Nourbese Philip
ISBN: 9780819568762 0819568767
OCLC Number: 185095663
Description: xii, 211 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Os --
Sal --
Ventus --
Ratio --
Ferrum --
Ebora --
Glossary: Words and Phrases Heard on Board the Zong --
Manifest --
Notanda --
Gregson v. Gilbert.
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry.
Responsibility: M. NourbeSe Philip ; as told to the author by Setaey Adamu Boateng.
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"Nourbese-Philip cannot not 'create' a story, even against her own intentions to 'merely' document." ..".she treats each page as a field, a canvas--more accurately, the sea. The visual effect of Read more...

 
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