Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle

18–21 Apr 2013
Tramway, Glasgow
Performance

Zong!

M. NourbeSe Philip
20:30–21:30 Sun 21 Apr
Tramway
 / Glasgow

Access by Festival or Evening Pass

  • A page of text from the work Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip
    An extract from Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip
  • A woodcut of slavers throwing slaves overboard the Zong
    A woodcut of slavers throwing slaves overboard the Zong

About the event

"A brash, unsettling book, Zong! wants to chant or shout history down, shut history up… Fretful, possessed, obsessed, upset, curse and homeopathy, both, it visits a breathtaking run of glossolalic scat upon historical trauma." Nathaniel Mackay. Can a collective performance of NourbeSe’s poem of black life as it exceeds containment enact alternative forms of selfhood that emerge in and out of African diasporic experience?