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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 86–97.
Published: 01 July 2023
... in original). 36 Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (New York: Penguin, 1994), 141. ccobhamsande@amherst.edu © 2023 by Small Axe, Inc. 2023 orature University of the West Indies Anglo-Saxon African retentions Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Maureen Warner-Lewis’s voice: mellifluous, pitch...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 151–158.
Published: 01 July 2021
... walls of abandoned mills, reducing them back to dust. I dig hands in rich red soil, grow things and extract botanical color for textile works. It is the plants such as the wah-wah and noni that speak, revealing hidden stories of survival and African retention. Wah-wah, an indigenous wild yam (Rajania...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 210–217.
Published: 01 July 2009
... legacy and therefore contributed nothing culturally or politically to the United States. For Frazier, the lack of “African retentions”—at a time when things African were still seen as backward, not conducive to modernist development paradigms—meant that African Americans were fully assimilable...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 98–108.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., and most especially African retentions was not present. Certainly that rejection of Africanness was not as explicit, unequivocal, and without irony as that of Beatrice, maternal aunt to the protagonist Tee in Merle Hodge’s 1970 Crick Crack Monkey . Yet the basic idea was the same—Africa and Africans were...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
... in favor of Africanretentions” and against “creolization theory,” see Stephan Palmié, “Is There a Model in the Muddle? ‘Creolization’ in African Americanist History and Anthropology,” in Charles Stewart, ed., Creolization: History, Ethnography, Theory (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 170–178.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that preceded slavery, that is, an African identity. However, our art and culture are the areas in which there has been most African retention. Whether or not we are even conscious of it (and though many continue to view Africa with contempt, as they were taught), we have...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the nature of the innate creativity of the Caribbean people, and most of all the formation and composition of the Caribbean self.³ GRAPPLING WITH CALIBAN At the heart of Henry’s argument is the fi rst chapter, on African philosophy, which advances two proposals: that there is a coherent African...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that is denied its indigenous roots and demonized for its African retention;29 it is also significant because the macoutes, here spoken of as a symbol of the Haitian peasantry originating from the legacy of the indigenous population of the island, were turned into signs of violence...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 51–71.
Published: 01 July 2023
... delving into retentions of African culture in Trinidad. My master’s project, “Language in Trinidad, with Special Reference to English,” involved my writing up the work that had until then been done on the Amerindian languages of the island, the role of Spanish and French and Creole French...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 72–74.
Published: 01 July 2023
... in 1977. 2 The body of work to which I pay tribute here has gone into other language groups in Nigeria, notably the Igbo, and into other culture areas of Africa and now constitutes an unparalleled exploration into African languages and their retention in the anglophone Caribbean. It might now...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... revolt in Cuba. The coumbite as described in Gouverneurs de la rosée could have been lifted from Herskovits’s Life in a Haitian Valley. Herskovits unsurprisingly sees the coumbite as a pure African retention, as he describes the ritual in terms of “the flashing of hoes in the brilliant sunlight...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., images and ideas, and of modes of positing identities and positions and their subsequent elaboration. 118484 1 is theme of the specifi c nature of the continuities or retention between African and African diasporic philosophies was addressed in greatest detail in chapter 6, which takes...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., and Ghanaian ancestry of West Indians of African descent as if retaining that ancestry’s languages, religions, and music as they persist through centuries of enslavement into the present. His innumerable references to noise delineate these African retentions. Take the poem “Negus,” the title given...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Tafari-Ama whose research focused on the troubled community of Southside near Kingston Harbour. The wake is an institution of both rural and urban life, “demonstrating strong African retentions, the wake not only encodes meanings of spiritual resistance but also provides a psychosocial...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... multiple layers where African retentions, creolized dance, and inner-city style merge with high technology “pon di river pon di bank” (on the river and on the riverbank). Images implode within the confined inner-city, garrison space and explode without through dancehall culture and into the eyelights...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 201–204.
Published: 01 July 2023
.... Her research on African cultural and linguistic retentions in the Caribbean has resulted in the publication of five books. K edon W illis is assistant professor of English at CUNY–City College. His areas of interest include comparative Caribbean literature and queer theory, and his research...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... 117777 sions of Afro-cultural retentions and shows the interrelations between Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean traditions. < e protagonist Ella is an African American/Caribbean intellectual with European sensibilities who comes to fi nd herself through the “spirit of ssmallmall...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in the 1920s and 1930s), and also with political-ideological implications for the future study of the African Americas. 6 Memorably, Herskovits's theory of acculturation, and in particular his “scale of Africanisms,” was to provide the means of measuring the authentic presence of African retentions...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
... at a conference on “creole societies” and subsequently published as a book in 1976.2 As is well-enough known, the essay sought, among other things, to displace the prevailing Herskovitsian paradigm, with its focus on African survivals and 1 On this project see Charles V. Carnegie, “The Anthropology...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., starting in about the 1930s. The establishment of “Afro-America” as a “culture area” was their mission to affirm the validity and value of African heritage in the hemisphere, through the identification of its empirical evidence. These “survivals” or “retentions,” as this evidence was called, lent Afro...