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Small Axe (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 (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 (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Eddie Chambers This discussion essay on Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands considers the contrasting ways the dominant society and the people of the African diaspora approach and regard research into family histories. Beginning with reflections on the somewhat dreaded...
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Small Axe (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 (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... that subjects of the African diaspora have been damaged by white supremacy and colonialism differently, the faster we can figure out how to sprout out of the rotting episteme created by Man. Plants can and do grow from rot. 38 Anna Tsing, “Unruly Edges: Mushrooms as Companion Species,” Environmental...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay examines important contributions made by Dixa Ramírez’s book Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018) to Dominican, Caribbean, and African diaspora literary and cultural studies. It argues...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the essay’s purpose is to sketch the transnational community of formerly enslaved and free men and women from whom Schomburg inherited what the author calls his Maroon political consciousness. The essay also emphasizes how Valdés invites African diaspora scholars, activists, educators, artists, and so...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to an understanding of black radicalism in Canada, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora, more broadly. This work decenters the United States as the nexus of Black Power, allowing readers to think about Canada as an understudied site of black radical organizing. While the congress viewed Black Nationalism...
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Small Axe (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 (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2023
... tends to be mentioned as merely anecdotal. This essay argues that Yugoslavia represented an important detour for Césaire. Césaire’s friendship with Guberina and his discovery of Martinska allowed him to see how the particularity of his historical experience as a member of the African diaspora could also...
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Small Axe (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 (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi Part of the larger book project “Empire, Nation, Diaspora: Cape Town and Constituting a Black Archive,” this essay explores two Caribbean intellectuals, Eric Walrond and Henry Sylvester Williams, who included the South African Cape in their mappings of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Raiford What is the relationship between photography and diaspora? How did this relationship stave off the catastrophe of black life? This essay uses the nineteenth-century photographic form of the stereograph as a hermeneutic. Through an examination of two iconic photographs of Pan-African...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 52–57.
Published: 01 July 2016
... focusing on the African continent and its diaspora, the essay makes reference to the historical antecedents of cultural journals, both online and offline, including Transition , Kwani! , and Chimurenga Chronic , and debates some of the challenges facing online publishing, such as editorial control...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 209–212.
Published: 01 July 2011
... in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University. A frequent writer and lecturer on such themes as African diaspora art, photography, the art market, heritage tourism, and the aesthetics of memory, she served on the editorial board of the innovative interdisci...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... L ouis C hude -S okei is a professor of English and the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies (which he also directs) at Boston University. His work includes The Last “Darky”: Bert Williams, Black on Black Minstrelsy and the African Diaspora (2006); The Sound of Culture...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... independence movements. Drake continued his politically engaged research on 1 St. Clair Drake, “The Black Diaspora in Pan-African Perspective,” The Black Scholar (September 1975): 2–13. 2 St. Clair Drake and Horace Cayton, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City (New York: Harcourt...
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Small Axe (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...