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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 in...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... selection of (semi)autobiographical 1970s-based literary works such as Anthony C. Winkler’s Going Home to Teach , Brian Meeks’s Paint the Town Red , and Margaret Cezair-Thompson’s The True History of Paradise (and interweaving Shara McCallum’s This Strange Land ), this essay examines some shortcomings of...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: Théories et méthodes (forthcoming). V ictoria J. C ollis -B uthelezi is a lecturer in English at the University of Cape Town. She cofounded the Diaspora Working Group, a research platform for scholars of African diaspora studies from the Southern Hemisphere. Her book project, “Empire, Nation...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2014
... time has participated in a number of artist residencies and exhibitions in places as diverse as GreatMore Art studios in Cape Town, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Art Omi in upstate New York, Tembe Art Studio in Suriname, and Alice Yard in Trinidad. Her videos have been exhibited in...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 199–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... affairs at the New School in New York. He is the founder and chief editor of the media and analysis site Africa Is a Country . His work focuses on the intersection of politics and popular culture. He is a native of Cape Town, South Africa. A nnette K. J oseph -G abriel is an assistant professor of...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 274–277.
Published: 01 July 2013
...), Gwangju ( Seventh Gwanju Biennale , 2008), and Cape Town ( CAPE09 , 2009). In 2010, he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and of a Commonwealth Award. M arlon J ames is a Jamaican photographer currently based in Trinidad. He attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): v–x.
Published: 01 February 2007
... helpfully, Charles Villa-Vicencio and Wilhelm Verwoerd, eds., Looking Back Reaching Forward: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa (Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 2000); Priscilla Hayner, Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2014
... historiographical questions that shape and drive, that animate , our preoccupations. Small Axe seeks to make us more reflexively aware of these questions and their assumptions so that we can better discern what they enable (perhaps politically) and what they do not. —Cape Town, London, New York December...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sentimentalism nor abstraction but a way of living assembled out of what is earned and what is inherited. Cape Town, New York July–August, 2017 1 Céline Condorelli, The Company She Keeps (London: Book Works, 2014). 2 Alexander Nehamas, The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... number of small towns and villages inhabited by descendants of indentured laborers. These working-class and working-poor communities, rendered invisible by stereotypes of the middle-class Indian, are representative of the aftermath of Indian indentureship in the country. These plantations are an archive...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 52–57.
Published: 01 July 2016
...—such as Kwani! (out of Nairobi, Kenya) and Chimurenga Chronic (based in Cape Town, South Africa). Both publications are online and maintain websites on which they post some of the material that appears in print. Chimurenga has run a number of online projects, most notably “Power Money Sex,” and...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
... accomplish a similar feat: it would obscure its cosmopolitan dependence on the history of recorded sound with an overcompensatory microrealism of urban blackness. And when Africa began to claim space via its own electronic scenes and sounds—from Lagos to Accra, and Luanda to Cape Town—it did so not via...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Carolyn Hamilton, ed., Refiguring the Archive (Cape Town: David Philip, 2002), 83. 2 Roshini Kempadoo, Ghosting , multimedia installation; The City Gallery, Leicester (2004); PM Gallery and House, London (2004). 3 Roshini Kempadoo, “ Ghosting 's (In)Visibility and Absence of Racialized...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... different parts of the world have served as hubs of Pan-African/black artistic and political freedom. Think of Haiti, Cape Town, Harlem, London, Accra, Dar es Salaam, and Panama. The postwar/postcolonial Caribbean was such a hub for Abrahams. And yet as a scholar of black literary, intellectual, and...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009); and “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance: On the Content in the Form,” in Carolyn Hamilton et al., eds., Refiguring the Archive (Cape Town: New Africa, 2002), 83–100. See also Nicholas B. Dirks...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Edwards, The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, 2 vols. (Dublin: Luke White, 1793), 2:8. 8 Jamaica Archives, Spanish Town, 1B 5/14/6, Committee of Correspondence Out-Letter Book: Richard Barrett and Abraham Hodgson to the House of Assembly, London, 2 May...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... is a continuing puzzle. For they were born against all odds.4 Our own best parallel with Ken’s aleke case might be the Saramaka aseesente, the narrow-strip capes worn by all men in the middle of twentieth century that so resemble Mande (and other West African...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... introduce audiences to James Bond, partly to incorporate a ticking clock involving launch schedules of the US space program at Cape Canaveral. In several short scenes, the British Secret Service and Agent Bond are both introduced. First, showing the Service's signals room, which appears more high-tech than...