About the event

Saidiya Hartman’s genre-defying Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Transatlantic Slave Route (2007) and M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong (2008), a lyric response and rending of the single extant legal document related to the murder of Africans on board the slave ship Zong, both explore the untold and unknown lives of slaves. Join us for a conversation between these two authors on contending with the blank spaces of the historical record, and navigating what Paul Gilroy describes as a “politics of transfiguration.”

Cosponsored Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas & the Caribbean (IRADAC) and The Africana Studies Certificate Program.