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-Fran├žois 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.

Performing manhood: Hypermasculinity and quare representation in Moonlight and The Dark Knight.

An essay exploring the problems with hypermasculine presentations in Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy. And how Barry Jenkin's 'Moonlight' presents a deconstruction of Nolan's hypermasculine tropes through a bildungsroman celebrating black quare life in its ontological negation and difficulties.