The Meaning of Zong

The Meaning of Zong $15.99

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Giles Terera

Published by Nick Hern Books

5 Male 4 Female

After reading reports of the British ship Zong, where 132 enslaved Africans were thrown overboard, Olaudah Equiano joins forces with anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp

Together they set in motion events which will go on to change the world

The Meaning of Zong depicts a shameful true story from British history, and is a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years – celebrating the power of individual action to drive huge societal change


"Giles Terera's lyrical and inventive drama about a brutal episode in British history brims with urgency, pain and ultimately pride ... triumphant ... profoundly moving" ~ Guardian

"Brilliant ... sparkles with ingenuity" ~ The Stage

"Throbs with passion and urgency ... an important night of theatre" ~ WhatsOnStage

"Dense, affecting and powerful" ~ The Times

"Superbly moving and hugely ambitious ... gifted storytelling ... a tremendous accomplishment" ~ British Theatre Guide

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