Agony. Thoughtfully, Carefully.



Citation is both an act of recognition and a rigorous engagement with an author’s work. Using the example of
M. NourbeSe Philip’s cycle poem, Zong!, Katherine McKittrick invites us to think about the stakes of appropriating and reconfiguring black feminist work as well as the lessons the “living memory of slavery” impart.
Special thanks to Donna Kukama and Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

This text is part of The Funambulist 42 (July-August 2022). It will be available for reading to all subscribers on July 4, 2022.

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Excerpt of Zong! (2008) by M. NourbeSe Philip.