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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 66–83.
Published: 01 November 2023
... here as tracking a dimension of knowing that is one characteristic of a cultural and intellectual tradition (in this case, the tradition of which West Indies cricket is a constitutive part). From a Caribbean point of view, Walter Rodney’s great book How Europe Underdeveloped Africa , first published...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 86–97.
Published: 01 July 2023
...: From Mother Tongue to Memory (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996), 197. 25 Ibid., 198–99. 26 Maureen Warner-Lewis, Central Africa in the Caribbean: Transcending Time, Transforming Cultures (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2003). 27 Melville J...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in the short story collection Tropic Death and the pamphlet The British Negro , respectively. The essay demonstrates how and why South Africa proved significant to an emergent radical consciousness in the Caribbean and the vicissitudes of turning to south(ern), not only West, Africa to think through Africa...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 98–108.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi This essay moves between the author’s autobiographical reflections and a close reading of Maureen Warner-Lewis’s Guinea’s Other Suns (1991/2015) in order to unpack the ways Warner-Lewis’s research on Africa in the Caribbean has challenged the split between them around...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2023
... ambivalence about cultural forms and emotional and spiritual power identified with Africa or with working-class Black people. 4 I think the comment also alerts us to the ways the Caribbean ethnographer-narrator should be understood to be adjacent to and even deeply embedded in the imperial project...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imaginaries that exist across the Afro-Latinx Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic), Equatorial Guinea (the only Spanish-speaking nation-state in Sub-Saharan Africa), and their diasporic cultural productions in the United States and Spain. The essay ultimately argues that women of color...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., and of linking with its counterparts in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 cultural studies intellectual community Small Axe 's invitation to celebrate its twentieth anniversary has created a moment of pause outside the routine of production to reflect on what journal...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and the green islands of the Caribbean. . . . He saw Great Britain and Europe, and Africa. The eastern countries, Australia. Foster imagined Trinidad as it was, a mere dot on the globe. But he saw himself in the dot . 24 In the title of the Trinidadian writer Samuel Selvon’s master novel, An Island...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 201–204.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., and Lebanon committed to exploring intellectual histories of exchange across Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South Asia. Her current book project excavates the print cultures of Black migrants to Cape Town from the Caribbean, the United States, West Africa, and other parts of South Africa before...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 72–74.
Published: 01 July 2023
... the Africa of their ancestors. This kind of educating was the focus of political thinking of the day. She was starting at the beginning, with the children. We were both on the board of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, and one of my indelible memories of Maureen as a committed academic is her...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
... with the hybrid genre of “ethnographic fiction” created by anthropologists and literary writers from France, West Africa, and the Caribbean in response to colonial and postcolonial encounters. C hristina K ullberg is a research fellow in the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University and has...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 51–71.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and to conduct dimensions of their lives outside the regime of plantation dictates. As I state in the introduction to my 2003 book Central Africa in the Caribbean: Transcending Time, Transforming Cultures , A study such as this fills part of the vacuum that exists relative to an understanding...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
... compartmentalization while being attentive to the transnational specificity of place. We see this approach in Richard Drayton’s suggestion that we read HEUA as “a Caribbean re-envisioning of the relationship of Africa and Europe,” and in his conclusion that “Rodney’s engagement with African political economy...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 186–188.
Published: 01 November 2010
... expertise includes the literatures and cul- tures of France, francophone Africa, and the Caribbean, and comparative African/Caribbean diaspora studies. He is currently completing a book that focuses on the ways in which theater influenced Frantz Fanon’s theories, fromBlack Skin...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 131–142.
Published: 01 March 2023
... as an example and pivot point for Joseph-Gabriel’s thinking about “decolonial citizenship” throughout the Caribbean and Africa (38). Césaire is the focus for the first chapter in the book, and Joseph-Gabriel returns to her in each subsequent chapter. For example, when discussing Blouin’s difficult negotiation...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
... monographs also reflected her internationalist vision. They included Clive Y. Thomas’s Plantations, Peasants, and the State (1984); Rex Nettleford’s Caribbean Cultural Identity: The Case of Jamaica (1978); Katherine Dunham’s Dances of Haiti (1983); Carlos Moore’s Castro, the Blacks, and Africa (1988...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... In his appendix to the 1963 edition of The Black Jacobins , James warned against a myopic Caribbean view of the world and urged critical attention to “the place of Africa in the West Indian development.” 42 He saw such a detour through Africa occurring through the poetics of Aimé Césaire in Cahier...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Richard Drayton Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) examined, of course, how European imperialism turned Africa into a subordinate zone of the world economy. But beyond that, this essay seeks to show how Rodney explored, with Marxist and Caribbean tools, the complex problem...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Roshini Kempadoo Recent political agitations across countries, including those in Southern Europe, the Middle East, South America, and North and Middle Africa, are further problematized by the perceived failure of “state multiculturalism” in Europe. European citizens of different cultures...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... across the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States. Artistic comrades for twenty years, they have also collaborated with each other in performance and video. Here, they offer a deep exchange about their creative practice, paying special attention to two works individually premiered on a split bill...