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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... 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 as a...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Axe Incorporated 2007 From New World to Abeng: George Beckford and the Horn of Black Power in Jamaica, 1968–1970 Robert A. Hill Ab s t r a c t : This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Guyana's reception of Black Power. An exposition of the new documents forms the background to a broader discussion of Rodney's subsequent life and work, up to the point of his assassination in 1980. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney’s Expulsion from...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ to...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Peter James Hudson Held at Montreal’s McGill University from 11 to 14 October 1968, the “Congress of Black Writers: Toward the Second Emancipation—the Dynamics of Black Liberation” was dubbed the largest Black Power conference ever held outside the United States. In Moving Against the System: The...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... moments: Black Power and Black Nationalism at the end of the 1960s and into the '70s; the political monumentalization of Césaire in Martinique between the late 1970s and his ninetieth-birthday celebration in 2003; and the creation of two book series to serve as cultural intermediaries—CARAF Books and New...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... politics and society. Obika Gray and Maziki Thame contributed review essays, tackling many of the issues explored in the book, including the Caribbean black power movement, the Grenada Revolution and its demise, the contemporary state of Jamaican politics, Caribbean intellectual traditions, and the...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... black figures in sculptural form.25 Through Manley’s aesthetici- zation, the black male body was reconstituted as a powerful, even desirous, ideal warrior in the public domain. In the process of recuperating the black body as political signifier in the construction of...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kim Robinson-Walcott True emancipation from mental slavery is still a work in progress in Jamaica. The People’s National Party swept into power in 1972 with an agenda of socioeconomic and cultural empowerment for the poor black majority. That agenda, however, was executed imperfectly. Considering a...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
... These fears operate at the discursive level in equally powerful ways whether one is a national minority in a majority white nation, or the member of a nation in which brown and black subjects are in the majority. In the latter instance, the white gaze is more figurative than literal, less embodied...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is crucial; without it the ideological fictions of the contemporary world order that consign the vast majority of its population to a subhuman status remain uncontested and grow every generation in weight and power. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Sylvia Wynter “Black Metamorphosis” black experience...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... affiliated group of young black intellectuals and artists, which has been characterized as a negrista movement by Lillian Guerra and as a Black Power movement by Juan Felipe Benemelis and which included Guillén Landrián, historian Walterio Carbonell, filmmaker Sara Gómez, playwright Eugenio Hernández...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... getting Fidel Castro's aid and support—raised the tantalizing possibility of a Rastafarian-led state exercising power on behalf of the black majority with Cuban backing. 17 No matter that the insurrectionists were badly organized, that they were vastly outmatched by the superior military power of...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 February 2008
... process that names new categories of persons but also subjects them to an articulation of disciplinary powers not of their own making. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 After Empire: Training Lawyers as a Postcolonial Enterprise Mindie Lazarus-Black Ab s t r a c t : The early...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... lacks a political account of its staying power, and a ticking-clock impatience with substantively black political thought—predate and postdate the late 1940s and 1950s. For example, there is the end of politics/end of history narrative that attached itself to the toppling of the Berlin Wall and the...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
... two black Jamaicans who made it into the gallery in 1904 were Cudjoe, the leader of the Maroons, and Mary Seacole, the nurse and travel writer. In 1914 the collection grew to 240 portraits. 9 power of art, especially in the colony, lay in its ability to ennoble the people. . . . The power which art...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
...,” PMLA 129, no. 4 (2014): 827. 5 Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), 27. 4 The works of a new generation of scholars in the United States have propelled new dialogues on Dominican blackness that center the experiences of...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
...–1972 (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992); Anthony Bogues, Caliban’s Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C. L. R. James (London: Pluto, 1997); Brian Meeks, Radical Caribbean: From Black Power to Abu Bakr (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 1996); and Rupert Charles...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., NJ: Africa World, 1990), 16. 46 Ibid., 33. 47 Anthony Bogues, “Black Power, Decolonization, and Caribbean Politics: Walter Rodney and the Politics of The Groundings with My Brothers ,” boundary 2 36, no. 1 (2009): 134. 48 Bogues, Black Heretics, Black Prophets , 140. 49...