Bearing witness to the wake-differend’s of slavery.

How can one tell the story that can't be told, which must be told? M. NourbeSe Phillip's seminal poetry collection Zong! seeks to answer this pertinent question. Her answer through 'not telling'. This essay proposes a collation of the works of French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard's The Differend with Christina Sharpe's In The Wake to bear witness to stories that cannot be told; by bearing witness to the wake-differend.

A morning coffee:

This was written as a free-write exercise while my train was delayed in Bristol and then while I was on the next train I finished it off. Not really sure what I think ah well. A short quasi-story about a lecturer drinking coffee before their lecture. However, the drinking soon leads the narrator to ascribe existential speculative problems onto the protagonist.