In November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that
some 150 Africans be murdered by drowning so that the ship’s owners
could collect insurance monies. Relying entirely on the words of
the legal decision Gregson v. Gilbert—the only extant public
document related to the massacre of these African slaves—Zong!
tells the story that cannot be told yet must be told. Equal parts
song, moan, shout, oath, ululation, curse, and chant, Zong!... more...