ZONG! REVRRB/ORAshuns is the 2021 iteration of the annual Zong! durational reading. This year, On Friday, December 10, 2021, a 24 hour, public livestream taking place on Zoom will allow the worldwide Zong! audience to participate in, or offer, statements, readings, discussions or performances related to Zong! as told to the author by Setaey Adamu Boateng and the recent, unauthorised mistranslation of the work by the Italian publishers Benway Series. We call on the global literary community, artists, academics and Zong! supporters to share discussion, poetry, dance, book readings and live feedback.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The REVRRB/ORAshuns 24hour livestream event is punctuated by three recurring WAVES of events:
- The Collective ORA/shun, where the public is invited to perform or share any work related to Zong! We will be performing at the same time over Zoom, creating a cacophonous, polyvocal space. If you are interested in joining the Collective ORA/shun section, please refer to the scheduled times below.
- The Singular ORA/shun, where we all speak in turn, 1-by-1. During these times, the public is invited to bring a poem, a few words, an academic paper, or any other response to Zong!, to be read aloud while other participants act as audience members. If you are interested in joining the Singular ORA/shun section, please refer to the scheduled times below.
- Finally, there is the Anchor ORA/shun. These are invited guests and pre-recorded videos, speaking to the work of Zong! If you are interested in joining the Anchor ORA/shun as an audience member, please refer to the scheduled times below.
Every wave lasts an hour,
and every hour a new wave begins.
This is your chance to speak to the importance of Zong!, express and perform your experiences with the text and have discussions with others who care for its legacy.
JOIN US FOR THIS MONUMENTAL EVENT
December 10 2021 – December 11 2021
24-hour Interactive Livestream Event
1pm EST – 1pm EST
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Transnational Law and Justice Network at the University of Windsor.
And by The Black Studies Program at Queen’s University.
The Black Studies Program at Queen’s explores the complexities of global Black communities by studying and engaging the connections between the arts, social justice, decolonial thought, and practices of anti-oppression.
Watch the 10-day Zong! Global 2020 Re-Broadcasts here: