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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
...M. NourbeSe Philip Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip Prologue The story of the eighteenth-century slave ship Zong is one that continues to haunt the imaginations of artists and writers. Among those who have engaged with the horrific events...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 245–247.
Published: 01 March 2004
... by the murky processes of empire. 224444 The Tragedy of the Zong Geoffrey Philp Feeding the Ghosts, Fred D’Aguiar. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. ISBN 0060955937 eeding the Ghosts, Fred D’Aguiar’s third novel, is a narrative reconstruction of the ill-fated journey of the Zong...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Marta Fernández Campa This interview with acclaimed Trinbagonian Canadian author M. NourbeSe Philip offers an insight into her creative process, particularly in relation to Zong! As Told to the Author by Setaey Adamu Boateng . It delves into the critical querying and ethical concerns guiding...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... In Gregson v. Gilbert the material and non-material would come together in unexpected ways. An accurate interpretation of the contract of insurance, according to the owners of the Zong, that is, would result in great financial benefit to them: they would be paid for murdering 150 Africans...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 242–244.
Published: 01 March 2004
... by the murky processes of empire. 224444 The Tragedy of the Zong Geoffrey Philp Feeding the Ghosts, Fred D’Aguiar. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. ISBN 0060955937 eeding the Ghosts, Fred D’Aguiar’s third novel, is a narrative reconstruction of the ill-fated journey of the Zong...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
... emancipation war), at Kingston Harbor (to mark the arrival point of so many Africans), and at Black River (in memory of those on the slaver Zong). Two of the three monuments have since been constructed and unveiled. It was a period in which many sectors in the Jamaican society were asking for the list...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... These poems and calypsos might be taken as contaminations of the dominant code, as noise that poisons the languages inherited from slavery and colonialism and disfigures English into new expressivity. The commitment to contamination is set out in NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! , which tears apart and reassembles...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the ledger with the notation “negro man, ditto, negro woman, ditto.” “There were,” on the Zong ’s and other ships’ manifestos, Philip tells us, “no names—the lists of slaves in the book were simply identified as ‘Negro man’ or ‘Negro woman’ at the top of the ledger and the account book followed by ‘ditto...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Historical Traces: A Virtual Exiles Project Roshini Kempadoo 235 REVIEWS Coming to Terms Stewart Brown 242 The Tragedy of the Zong Geoffrey Philp...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
...: An Odyssey of Silence (1991), and the genre-breaking book-length epic Zong! (2008). She is a Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellow (Bellagio) and in 2020 was the recipient of the PEN/ Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. In 2021 she was awarded the Arts Molson Prize by the Canada Council...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders 63 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip 80 Subverting Colonial Portraiture...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and discovers the magic pot. She gets the 29 In a companion piece to this essay, “The Archive and Affective Memory in M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong forthcoming in Interventions, I read Philip’s Zong! poems for their interrogation of the materiality of the archives and the logic of language. 100 | When...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... University, 2015), 149; M. NourbeSe Philip (and Setaey Adamu Boateng), Zong! (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011), 201–2; Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016), 7. Copyright © 2019 by Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Jamaica Kincaid...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the Black Radical Tradition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), 1–24. 5 M. Nourbese Philip, Zong! (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2008), 190. 6 Robin D. G. Kelley, forward to Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (1983; repr...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... or space of confinement but as an episteme, has for the most part focused the historiography of the slave trade on quantitative 6. Ibid., 281, 284. 7. M. NourbeSe Philip, Zong! (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, forthcoming). 8. Stephen Best, “The African Queen,” unpublished essay. 9...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of the Caribbean Figure (London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). 9 Dionne Brand, A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes on Belonging (Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2002). 10 On untelling as a necessary response to epistemic and material violence, see M. NourbeSe Philip, “ Zong! As Told to the Author...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and I would add that specific traumas have figured most prominently in this period—the Margaret Garner infanticide in which she killed her children rather than see them returned to slavery, or, as well, the massacre aboard the slave ship Zong in which Captain Luke Collingwood ordered that 132 slaves...
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