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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 (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Michael K. Walonen While globalization is often conceived of in terms of the transnational movement of capital, culture, people, and ideas, in his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James draws attention to a less salubrious form of transnational flow that may also circulate through...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason Frydman This essay decodes how Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings uses the history of Jamaican music, culminating in the conflict between roots reggae and dancehall, to chart the Cold War’s temporality, futurity, and ideological conflicts over time, temporality, and futurity...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and suggest the symbolic resources and epistemological limitations that will characterize future representations of the era in multiple genres. The essay closes with a brief discussion of Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings , sketching its alignments and discontinuities with the earlier texts...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... on the novelist Marlon James, whose third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings , won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. 15 In concerns that the novel's excessive sex, violence, and narration sacrifices “ empathy … complication … reflection ” for authenticity, or that James and other authors associated...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... response. 26 Thinking back on it now, Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings reels through my head, 27 with “War ina Babylon” summing up the unspoken histories of violence complicit in that moment of awkward confrontation. Is my reluctance to address directly Jewish-American identity...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Brand and Michelle Cliff, for instance” (103). King's book is particularly useful though in thinking through the public reception and positioning of James and his A Brief History of Seven Killings , published the same year as Island Bodies . 6 While there is much to be celebrated in the achievement...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... am fully on board, I think, with these sobering readings of the present, and the past that is said to have produced it, until I read a text like Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings and find myself looking (in vain) for the partisan clues that will allow me to separate the villainous...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 164–166.
Published: 01 March 2010
... on Anegada. It was an island, nine miles long and one mile wide. It was coral reef and limestone, twenty-three feet high. It was a colony, two hundred Britons deep. It was her mother’s contingent home, six centuries down. Preparing, she purchased and packed presents. She folded white briefs...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
... brother’s death in the Korean War. Through interpreting the story with multipoetic sensorial listening as a potential methodology, the author uncovers how this brief act so ingrained in her family lore might serve as a form of defiance against colonialism and militarization in Puerto Rico. The essay also...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... from the Pryor catalogue, which I had the opportunity to do at the Whitney Museum retrospective Glenn Ligon: AMERICA some years back, is to feel invited to breathe a little easier, freed for a brief moment from contemporary art's oh-so-serious matters of concern. In that sense, the painting seems...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... No Paradox, he tried to defend the English from sneering charges, made by French polemicists in the aftermath of the Seven Years’ War, that they were savages.21 In his more substantial History of Jamaica, he took aim against British American colonists from northern colonies who urged...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 71–82.
Published: 01 October 2008
...–28. SX27 • October 2008 • Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw | 75 them “po lanve” (peau lavée, washed-out skin). The group of six or seven white men, in dark, high boots and khakis, were kicking something on the ground like a soccer ball. Only when he approached...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... already written at length about Alex Dupuy’s The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti,1 so I will limit this brief response to Lyonel Trouillot’s “rebuttal,” if that’s the right word, of my Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... religio-political landscape visits the cathedral at one time or another. It has recently been elevated to the status of Basilica. On the morning of the infamous attack, there were more than four hundred people at the seven o’clock mass. Included among these was the beloved Sister Egan, a seventy-two...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
... missed opportunities not limited to historically decisive colonialist events (one such opportunity being marronnage, for example), but this brief historical enumeration represents an effort to historicize alienation. Finally, Glissant calls for a new historical struc- ture in, as he...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of political violence in Port-au-Prince, one of the narrators, an aging madam, describes Haiti as “twenty-seven thousand square kilometers of hatred and desolation,” a country where “hatred grows faster than trees.”3 In her twenty years running the brothel, she says, she has watched “hatred swell...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 15–44.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Avenue near downtown Detroit, Michigan. Ragged and hungry, he was drawn by the sight of the butcher carving a seven-pound piece of steak. “Will you kindly give me a piece of sausage?” he asked the butcher. “I am hungry.” The black man spoke in what was described as a “foreign accent.” “I haven’t...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of all political stripes: nobody has done more than Fernández Retamar, from the 1950s to the present day, to establish Martí as the mirror in which the Revolution can always see its ideal reflection. In the second of his essay's eight sections, Fernández Retamar gives a brief history of the way...
FIGURES
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
... be seen as a healing narrative: the poem reenacts the same healing experience through different characters (the narrator, Achille, Philoctete) led by alternating guides (Walcott’s father, the African Afolabe, Omeros himself, Seven Seas, 3. Derek Walcott, interview by D.J. R...