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Additive Reading: Zong! and “Interview with an Empire”

As I sat down to write the letter to NourbeSe, to answer the question of my response to Zong!, other questions arose that seemed to need answers first: how does Zong! expect or welcome the reader to respond? Are responding to Zong! and … Continue reading

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The indigestible and the opaque

Since our discussion on Tuesday, I have returned again and again to the following quote from “Interview with an Empire” by M. NourbeSe Philip: “And if the reader stumbled, stopped and started again. If s/he choked, and gagged on the … Continue reading

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Daffodils and an Empire

In “Interview with an Empire,” M. NourbeSe Philip, seemingly by means of digression, devotes significant space to unpacking the image of daffodil as made famous by the english romantic lyric poet William Wordsworth (see “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”). … Continue reading

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