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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Donette Francis Jamaican fiction published in the 1960s was fundamentally pessimistic. These writings drew from regional ontologies of religious millenarianism, colonial abjection, and racial damnation, as well as of existentialist philosophies of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, to offer...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sheri-Marie Harrison This essay uses the coincidence of three facets of Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings to consider how Jamaican literature imagined political sovereignty during the 1960s. The first is a 1966 event characters refer to as “the fall of Balaclava.” The second...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay offers a discussion of Rex Nettleford's classic Mirror Mirror: Identity, Race, and Protest in Jamaica. It aims to situate the book in the wake of the Jamaican 1960s, both as a way of coming to terms with the first decade of political sovereignty and at the same time as a way...
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Published: 01 July 2021
Figure 6 Front and back covers of the Mighty Sparrow’s Sparrow , 1960 (RCA Victor, Trinidad and Tobago, LPB-9035). Photograph by the author More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay introduces the project of rethinking the cultural-political historiography of Jamaica of which “The Jamaican 1960s” is a contribution. It sets out the question in relation to the idea of a Jamaican intellectual tradition. Specifically, it inquires into the way the idea...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 255–273.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Dorothy C. Rowe Born in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1936, a resident of London in the 1950s, and dividing his time between London and New York since the late 1960s, Frank Bowling is one of the foremost artists of his generation. As a pioneer of abstraction during the 1960s, his work as both...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Petrina Dacres Political monuments in Europe played an important role in the construction of national traditions and as spectacles of governmental power in the nineteenth century. But while the genre of the heroic statue had waned in Europe and America by the 1960s, it was an important convention...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Montreal within the global politics of the late 1960s. This essay considers Moving Against the System as an archive of black and Caribbean history, examining both the debates that occurred among the participants of the conference and Austin’s role as an archivist and interpreter of Montreal’s radical past...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Laurie R. Lambert In Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness , David Austin continues his important work as the leading historian of 1960s black Montreal. Moving Against the System illuminates histories that are critical...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... through a close reading of his Caribbean fiction and how he came to theorize the literal and conceptual space of the Caribbean—the island—as a strategy for freedom. In so doing, the author asks, What are the limits of the Caribbean novel of the era of decolonization (1960s–80s) in the anglophone Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in the Grenada Revolution, and Gray's underestimation of the importance of the generation born in the 1950s and 1960s for contemporary Caribbean social sciences and the humanities. Meeks then engages with Thame's proposal that there is potential for renewal in what Meeks describes, in Critical Interventions...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... moments: Black Power and Black Nationalism at the end of the 1960s and into the '70s; the political monumentalization of Césaire in Martinique between the late 1970s and his ninetieth-birthday celebration in 2003; and the creation of two book series to serve as cultural intermediaries—CARAF Books and New...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in the 1960s, this narrative of aboriginal absence was widely incorporated across a range of genres into texts that constitute the anglophone Caribbean's decolonizing intellectual tradition. The essay critically engages with the claim—made most poignantly by Sylvia Wynter and Kamau Brathwaite—that diasporic...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
...D. Alissa Trotz; Nigel Westmaas This essay offers a modest attempt to read Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) alongside the political tragedy that was unfolding in 1960s Guyana, which Rodney was thinking and writing about before and during his Dar es Salaam years. The authors...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of temporality in world history: how events in one conjuncture form enduring structures; how imperial power orders, and is reproduced by, ways of living in and thinking about time; and revolutionary time, in particular the Tricontinental moment. Rodney’s time conjuring was anchored both in that heroic 1960s...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
... extend Joseph-Gabriel’s recuperative method past the 1960s and into the early independence era. No one would call the Senegalese novelist Mariama Bâ overlooked, and yet Bâ herself has often been absent from her own reception history. One understudied archive for Bâ is a biography of the novelist written...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Faith Smith Maureen Warner-Lewis’s extraordinary body of cultural criticism proposes a new temporal engagement with the place of the African continent in the Caribbean. Her work and career suggest some of the dispositions of the Mona Generation (UWI) of the mid-1960s to early 1970s. Read against...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Devyn Spence Benson; Antonio López This essay recovers the history of 1960s and 1970s black movements in Cuba through an examination of works by Afro-Cuban intellectuals and their meetings with Caribbean thinkers to show the coexistence of mestizaje and black consciousness as a defining...
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