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Author: Marlene Nourbese Philip; Setaey Adamu Boateng
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 2011. ©2008
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First Wesleyan paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene Nourbese Philip; Setaey Adamu Boateng
ISBN: 9780819571694 0819571695 9780819568762 0819568767
OCLC Number: 741252076
Description: xii, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Os --
Sal --
Ventus --
Ratio --
Ferrum --
Ẹbọra --
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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A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetry  Read more...

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