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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Samantha Pinto This essay argues that there has been a subtle revolution in African diaspora studies that is emerging across very recent scholarship. Alexandra T. Vazquez's Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013) is part of a larger movement in the field of black diaspora...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... establishes connections between Puerto Ricans and Dominicans through an understanding of their shared marginalization as black subjects. This has important implications for African diaspora theory, which has typically neglected Puerto Rican and Dominican engagements with blackness. Calderón disrupts two...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 200–209.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Aisha Khan In this essay I explore key tropes in the study of the Caribbean and New World African diasporas, focusing on the work of Richard Price, and, in particular, Travels With Tooy. I engage some problematic issues in the definition and apprehension of memory, history, and cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... reference to the teaching of art history. Chambers explores why certain subjects or disciplines must, apparently, have their content racially signified by prefixes, such as African American art, African diaspora art, and so on, while supposedly more elevated disciplines within art history are allowed to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 15–44.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Robert A. Hill Although little studied or understood, the black impostor occupies an important place in the history of the African diaspora. The present essay examines the imposture of Prince Thomas Mackarooroo, aka Prince Ludwig Menelek of Abyssinia, as an avatar of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Louis Chude-Sokei In the African diaspora, Jamaica is one of the primary spaces where the discourse of racial or cultural roots becomes sutured to technology and where the political legacies of race, slavery, and imperialism become enshrined in the public sphere of popular music alongside dreams of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... contemporary revisionist intentions. On the one hand, there is emphasis on hybridity and fluidity, while, on the other, diasporas are often encapsulated as discrete, implicitly or explicitly racialized groups, notably African and Indian or Asian. The essay considers key theoretical approaches in diaspora...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... vocal critique from African American scholars that black immigrants and their children are replacing African Americans in the nation’s schools, and that the presence of diaspora intellectuals in the US academy can have a disruptive influence on the integrity, funding, and support of African...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 112–119.
Published: 01 March 2005
...- plicating our understandings of an African diaspora in several signifi cant ways. Th e BPractice of Diaspora forces readers to consider the Afro-francophone world of the twentieth century—a distinctive and neglected dimension of the archive of black critical internationalism—with and against the other...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Black Internationalisms: West Indian Radicals and The Practice of Diaspora Michelle Stephens ne of Claude McKay’s unique contributions to the fi eld of transnational black studies was his ability to bridge the multiple cultural worlds of the African dias- Opora. As much as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
...T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Erasures and the Practice of Diaspora Feminism T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting hat would it mean though to stake out a ‘silenced’ genealogy of Négritude through the transnational intellectual circuits of African...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 100–118.
Published: 01 September 2004
... internationally renowned curators and fl ush with cash, the African diaspora pavilion had few points of comparison with the Jamai- can pavilion. It did serve as an example of what could be accomplished through Pan- Caribbean and international collaborations. Held at the Palazzo Fondazione Levi...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 213–227.
Published: 01 July 2012
...-positioning can be reevaulated anew. To argue, for example, that Cheryl Finley's insights into black British photographer Joy Gregory stem from the researcher's African American identity would be essentialism; but to conceptualize diaspora as a multilocational space of travel where differential diasporic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 189–197.
Published: 01 February 2006
... their traditional livelihoods but erasing the sources of their memory which are evoked powerfully by the landscape. The key irony in Walcott’s text is that African, Indian, and other cultural practices survive (he uses this word) the traumatic histories of their transportation to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2005) 9 (1): 120–128.
Published: 01 March 2005
...- Btions regarding scholarly approaches to the black diaspora: “How do we begin to understand diff erences within black communities? How do we defi ne and refi ne the practice of writing African peoples into a history of overlapping diasporas?”1 Edwards demonstrates, in this impressive work of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Jamaican or Caribbean, raced, self-in-diaspora). An overwhelming majority of the novel's 446 Amazon.com reviews read Fire as an exemplary “us,” though they variously defined that “us” as Jamaican, Caribbean, West Indian, African American, diasporic African, or black. 11 These e-commentaries rarely...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
... See Myriam J. A. Chancy, Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univer- sity Press, 1997), 121–24; Donette A. Francis, “ ‘Silences Too Horrific to Disturb’: Writing Sexual Histories in Edwidge Dan- ticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory,” Research in African...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... that is well placed to historicize the ways the diaspora is approached, and one that can also engage reflexively with how contributions in the field have created the conditions of possibility for the current official romance with diaspora. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 In the program for the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... wounded hand encapsulates major versions of the meaning of the term diaspora —those meanings that Thomas reminds us to disentangle and others besides. Diaspora , Thomas notes, is “worldwide African community” and diaspora is, too, and differently, those members of a national community gathered “abroad...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2009
... means the only or even the earliest such context of Caribbean/African American crossing, we were particularly interested in the moment when the emergence of black studies small axe 29 • July 2016 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-3697106 © Small Axe, Inc. viii  |  Preface: Diasporas of the Imagination...