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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Cheryl Finley Since the early 1990s, the contemporary visual culture of slavery has been defined increasingly by installation, performance, and time-based media. This is particularly so for visual artists who chronicle Caribbean catastrophic history using the slave ship as a key iconic signifier...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... philosophical “fiction,” that is, the dichotomy of mind and body, energy, and matter, or subject and object. In the dancehalls and as the first commodities in the cargoholds of the Atlantic slave ships, sonic bodies are restorative, disruptive, and procreative, accounting in part for why they are considered...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... to redress it by describing as fully as possible the conditions that determine the appearance of Venus and that dictate her silence. In this incarnation, she appears in the archive of slavery as a dead girl named in a legal indict- ment against a slave ship captain tried for the murder...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and I argued that the unhumaning semiotics of the slave ship continue. In the Civil Contract of Photography , Ariella Azoulay writes that the daguerreotypes of the seven enslaved men and women that Louis Agassiz commissioned “indeed ‘proved’ what [he] sought to prove about black subjection...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Kanor’s Humus Dominique Aurélia Opening with a note succinctly written by a slave-ship captain from Nantes in 1774, Fabienne Kanor’s Humus retranscribes the multiple and fragmented story of fourteen captives who chose obliteration in the waters of the Middle Passage.1 Written in 2006...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
...M. NourbeSe Philip Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip Prologue The story of the eighteenth-century slave ship Zong is one that continues to haunt the imaginations of artists and writers. Among those who have engaged with the horrific events...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... standing on small wooden squares and facing all directions, in contrast to another set of cards on which Cozier drew the silhouette of a man carrying a briefcase, heading north and running. 6 The slave ship, another dominant image from the abolitionist archive of the transatlantic slave trade, has...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., the history of African people in the New World. Th ese collages incorporate imagery that is familiar to many of us: stock market reports from the newspaper, a nineteenth-century engrav- ing of a slave ship (an image often used or referenced by African American artists the dollar bill, scattered bones...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... frankly believe I am referring to all discursive acts) that takes place in decidedly competitive terrains.” Reconstruction is the work of the stranger. There are no greater emblems of the making of the stranger than the Atlantic crossing and the ship—the slave ship...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of sounds become hearable, we can discern other shapes or tropes of pregnant bellies prominent in the archives of the black Atlantic, namely, the shape of the map of Africa and the slave ship. In the conventional and imaginative archives of the black Atlantic, representations of the map of Africa...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of archived documentation on slave ships that classified black girls not as girls but as “meagre” (52)—as prepubescent and unable to have reproductive sex. As meager, Wallis could have been on the coffie and not sitting at the Oscars with her puppy purse when MacFarlane joked, as a slave auctioneer would...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 242–244.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., a slave ship that became a cause célèbre for eigh- teenth-century abolitionists when the captain, in order to save the investment of his Ffi nancial backers, murdered 131 sickly Africans by throwing them over the side of his ship. Feeding the Ghosts, by re-creating the events surrounding...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 245–247.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., a slave ship that became a cause célèbre for eigh- teenth-century abolitionists when the captain, in order to save the investment of his Ffi nancial backers, murdered 131 sickly Africans by throwing them over the side of his ship. Feeding the Ghosts, by re-creating the events surrounding...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 209–212.
Published: 01 July 2011
...- plinary Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (2010). She is the author of the forthcoming book Committed to Memory: The Slave Ship Icon in the Black Atlantic Imagination and coauthor of Harlem: A Century in Images (2010) and Diaspora, Memory, Place: David Hammons, Maria Magdalena...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
... seriously to answer questions about experiences of enslavement are at least as critical as they are for periods of revolution. In Cuba, some 90 percent of the captured Africans who landed on its coasts arrived after the Haitian Revolution, indeed after the legal abolition of the slave trade. Ships...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of incomplete and enigmatic tales. While the significance of Odono remains largely obscured from the charac- ters in the novel, Glissant progressively reveals Odono to be the first ancestor to arrive from Africa via the Middle Passage. Following Odono’s story, a legend on the slave ship...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... 21 Even as Hartman expresses her own desires to narrate a “romantic” narrative that satiated and softened the pain of the two murdered girls on the slave ship and conjured a scene of resistance, she pulls back into archival limitations and refusal: “The romance of resistance that I failed to narrate...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... are made present or absent, and suggest subjectivities that offer a visual alternative to the archive. The Trinidadian writer Dionne Brand, who writes deeply about inhabiting the psychic space represented by the “door of no return” (the portal crossed as one was forced onto the slave ship), proposes...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of capitalism) because Europe, in its mercantilist laboratory, conceived the project of inseminating the Caribbean womb with the blood of Africa.” 8 If two chronotopes have come to define postmodern diaspora and Caribbean studies, the (slave) ship and the plantation, nevertheless they each have different...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 244–253.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to time. They appeared as slave women did, in moments of excess or scandal, when they had been mistreated on the ships that transported them or on the plantations where they worked. Usually, they were described by others, by the various white men who held power over them: the doctors aboard ships...