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Defend the Dead: Omar Berrada on M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong!

Defend the Dead: Omar Berrada on M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong!

About the show

Omar Berrada offers a meditation on poetry when it holds on to the imperative of “defending the dead,” among the traumas of history and the silences of archives. He does so via recordings of performances by NourbeSe Philip, sampled with the help of Ambrose Bye.

“Zong! not only deals with an historical event (i.e. the massacre of enslaved Africans on board the Zong in 1784), but also speaks to contemporary times, in the sense that we are all contaminated by that event. Today’s speculative financing, for instance, has its roots in the trade in Africans… ” – M. NourbeSe Philip

Produced for the Pan African Space Station (PASS) at Performa New York, 2015. More info at


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