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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Demetrius L. Eudell This essay illustrates how Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” reconceptualizes the question of labor as it relates to the history of blacks in the Americas and generally to the being of Being Human. It does so by situating Wynter's distinctive intervention within the context...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Greg Thomas This essay reads Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” as a text that both examines and embodies maroonage, significantly, in various ways and on various levels. It takes off from Aimé Césaire's underacknowledged imperative, “Marronnons-nous,” recognizing and demonstrating the import...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay introduces Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript written by Wynter in the 1970s. “Black Metamorphosis” is a remarkable manuscript, and it deserves close study for a number of reasons. It is arguably...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha “Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter's unpublished manuscript of the 1970s, is premised on the idea that the black experience of coloniality is crucial to comprehending the history of the New World. This essay traces the idea of black experience in “Black Metamorphosis” through...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... chart Wynter's intellectual journey and rehearse the progression from a cultural concern to a seemingly more profound interrogation of the human, this essay suspends this narrative transition in order to traverse the conceptual field from which Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” emerges. Focusing...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Katherine McKittrick This essay studies Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” and draws attention to the ways plantocratic systems generated black creative activities that rebelled against the tenets of white supremacy and its attendant order of consciousness. Building on Wynter's insights...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 92–112.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Tonya Haynes This essay traces the rise of the crisis school of Caribbean heteromasculinity studies through a critical reading across popular writing, policy research, and scholarly work on Caribbean masculinity. Mobilizing insights that Sylvia Wynter articulated in “Black Metamorphosis...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2016
...David Scott Over the years, Small Axe has published critical essays on Wynter's work. 6 In this issue, however, we venture a larger project—a critical discussion of an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript, “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World.” (I am grateful to my Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in her unpublished opus “Black Metamorphosis,” written in the 1970s (both Lambert and Alagraa reference Wynter’s manuscript). As Aaron Kamugisha justly suggests in his introduction to a special section on the manuscript published in Small Axe , “Black Metamorphosis” represents “a highly significant...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... In focusing on the Caribbeanness of Wynter’s work, Kamugisha in no way provincializes it; instead, he specifically focuses on her as yet unpublished, 935-page work “Black Metamorphosis,” written across the 1970s, in order “to move beyond her then Caribbean-centered critical essays toward a hemispheric...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
...-Leninism) but the “liberation of Man.” 44 They were the roots . “Jonkonnu in Jamaica” later became incorporated into a little-known project by Wynter titled “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” a stunning nine-hundred-page unpublished 1970s manuscript, developed during her...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 218–227.
Published: 01 November 2020
... tome “Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter argues that the cultural nationalism of the 1960s offered a more comprehensive counterideology to colonial-racial domination than traditional Marxism precisely because of its ability to consider how white middle-class bourgeois “values” are imposed...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of production, from 2010 to 2019, that included separate work on black Canadian thought and an archival and retrieval project on Sylvia Wynter’s great unpublished manuscript, “Black Metamorphosis.” 5 Beyond Coloniality represents an engagement with Caribbean radical thought as the theory through which...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the opportunity to pursue true liberation when they become attached to a Western vision of Man that always already excludes racial others. It is likely that Wynter began formulating these ideas in the 1970s as she wrote “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” and scholars have since used her work...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
... unpublished manuscript “Black Metamorphosis,” Wynter argues that the economic infrastructure on which plantation slavery was built relied on an unequal exchange of enslaved Africans for “in-kind” goods that were cumulatively of less value than the price that could be commanded for commodified Africans...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... created by the discovery and conquest of the New World by the West.” 14 Wynter’s idea of black metamorphosis and indigenization in the New World is related to indigenous ontologies that try to place humanity back within interdependent relations of multiplicity and care. If the coloniality of climate...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
... In Brooks’s hands, it is the work of comprehension, and thus to salute and love, that is accomplished by slight additions that make blackness a means of metamorphosis, rhythmic articulation, and possible transmutation. It is not too much, if one longs for it, to imagine a kinship between the little temporal...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... speech. To chart the outline of the wound. I am reminded of Lindon Barrett’s argument in Blackness and Value that the shout was the “principle context in which black creativity occurred.” In Looking for Livingstone . . . , the metamorphosis occurs when the lower case “silence” of the colonised...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
... He avoids the Catholic names of these deities, thus underscoring Makandal’s close ties to Vodou, Vodú, and other religions integral to Black resistance. He also invokes these deities in a country where many feel the need to practice Vodú or Veintiuna División clandestinely. 53 One bold move...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Dominique Aurélia This article sheds light on an original fiction by the young award-winning Martinican writer Fabienne Kanor, who uniquely problematizes questions of collective memory and gender in the Black Atlantic. This paper examines the use of the poetics of staggering and the dislocation...