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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sally Price This essay sets Éloge de la créolité (and the créolité movement) in the comparative context of earlier identitarian movements in the Caribbean and Afro-America, such as the Caribbean Artists Movement (anglophone Caribbean), Wie Eegie Sanie (Suriname), and the Grupo Antillano (Cuba...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 211–219.
Published: 01 March 2017
... academy, drawing examples mainly from historical and anthropological work on Afro-America. It ends by considering the limitations of the perspectives put forth in the Éloge and the potential usefulness of the creolization concept for the future. 27 Mimi Sheller, Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in the Americas. The work of Colonial Phantoms is central to the continuous articulation of Dominican identity as experienced by Afro-Dominican subjectivities, especially women. By addressing the historical silences and multiple forms of “ghosting” of the Dominican Republic, Colonial Phantoms— along...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo This response essay argues that the hyperfocus on what defines appropriate behavior among Afro-descended populations issues from structural white supremacy. One of the messages in the author’s Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... identity in the postapartheid period. Through an analysis of her aesthetic practice, this essay examines the way the artist forges a transnational Afro-Asian feminist framework that links Africa, Asia, and the Americas by emphasizing the various forms of violence—state, domestic, sexual, racial, colonial...
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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...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of “religion” and “magic” elsewhere in the Caribbean? Can our detailed knowledge of the history and development of Saramaka society and culture teach us lessons relevant to the rest of the Caribbean or Afro-America more broadly?) 1 Richard Price, Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 213–222.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of the Americas: Recent Works on Afro-America and the Caribbean.” Review of After Africa , by Roger D. Abrahams and John F. Szwed; Urban Life in Kingston, Jamaica , by Diane J. Austin; Death Row , by Mario Hector; Africa in Latin America , by Manuel Moreno Fraginals; Race, Class, and Political Symbols...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Undeterred, Pérez Sarduy, Gómez, González, and others from the group prepared and gave a presentation titled “Cultural Contributions of the Negro in America” during a pre-congress symposium on Afro-American studies. 35 And while the full document has not been recovered or published, Pérez Sarduy quoted...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America (New York: New York University Press, 2012); Nancy Raquel Mirabal, Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823–1957 (New York: New York University Press, 2017); Dixa Ramírez, Colonial Phantoms: Belonging...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... important for situating Afro-Latinos within African diaspora theory because, whereas previous comparisons between the United States and Latin America described the latter as a “racial paradise,” currently these comparisons can result in presumptions that Afro–Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos are somehow...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 93–99.
Published: 01 July 2022
... this framing, see Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, Jennifer A. Jones, and Tianna S. Paschel, eds., Afro-Latin@s in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2016). 3 In using the term AfroLatino I refer to the definition proposed by Juan...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 152–154.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and African American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research interests center on Latin American, Caribbean, and Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures; the relationships between literary, ethnographic, and sociological discourses in Latin America; Afro-diasporic literatures and cultures...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Landriań, and the poet Pedro Pérez Sarduy, among other Afro-Cuban intellectuals, submitted an open letter—“Aportes culturales del negro en la América”—to the commission of the Congreso Cultural de La Habana in 1968, a long-standing criticism of the silence concerning the marginalization of Black people...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Press, 2017). 3 To learn more about the migration of Afro-Caribbeans to the United States, see James Winston, Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (London: Verso, 1999). 4 Valdés, Diasporic Blackness , 17; hereafter cited...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 83–90.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian Women Writers (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2008), 109. 11 On the gray five-year period, see Ambrosio Fornet, “El Quinquenio Gris: Revisitando el término,” Revista Casa de las Américas 246 (January–March 2007): 3–16; and Anne Garland Mahler, From...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... , the memoir lays the foundation for future inquires related to Afro-Latinx identities as portrayed in contemporary fiction and nonfiction narratives by Dominican women authors in the United States. This study prompts further questioning into how the interchange between island and diaspora discourses influence...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...-Caribbean/Latin American identity asserting the futurity and amplified happiness of an Afro/Asian family across the Americas that the European colonial imaginary predicted was impossible in the Trinidad experiment. With no designated head of the table, a round table is potentially democratic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Journal 8, nos. 1–2 (1996): 92–127; and “The Peculiarities of Afro-Hispanic Radicalism in the United States: The Political Trajectories of Arturo Schomburg and Jesús Colón,” in Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (New York: Verso, 1998), 195–231...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yomaira C. Figueroa This essay contends that Caribbean conceptualizations of relation, understood through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists, offer decolonial possibilities that enable radical remappings of the Afro-Atlantic. The essay argues that the political...