Hartman argues, “The intent of this practice is not to give voice to the slave, but rather to imagine what cannot be verified, a realm of experience which is situated between two zones of death–social and corporeal death–and to reckon with the precarious lives which are visible only in the moment of their disappearance. Is is an impossible writing which attempts to say that which resists being said (since dead girls are unable to speak). It is a history of an unrecoverable past; it is a narrative of what might have been or could have been; it is a history written with and against the archive” (2008, 12). How does this approach challenge a typical approach to the archives? What, then, becomes the basis of writing and what is “sayable”? How, and who should (or can) do this work?