(E)raising History: An Exploration into the Experimental Techniques of M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! and Jordan Abel’s Injun
Module: Experimental Writing (Level 6)
Keywords:zong, injun, experimental poetry, NourbeSe Philips, Jordan Abel, Zong!
My scepticism of experimental writing led me to the essay assignment rather than creating my own experimental creative piece. During my research for this essay, I found a new appreciation for the concept and, ironically, this was the essay I enjoyed writing the most.
This work investigates the experimental techniques of two authors engaged in similar projects that interrogate the loss of voices and lives to history and explores the possibility of a creative intervention on behalf of those who have been silenced.