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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 66–83.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Rodney’s generational relation to a Caribbean Black radical tradition and its implications for understanding his life and work is Rupert Lewis’s Walter Rodney’s Intellectual and Political Thought . 16 This book is especially valuable because of Lewis’s intimacy with the subject matter, not only...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Wayne Modest; Susan Legêne This essay is an introduction to a special section that focuses on the life and work of Anton de Kom, and especially on his seminal 1934 Wij slaven van Suriname . It forms part of a larger project that explores how a Caribbean intellectual tradition can be thought...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Mimi Sheller This essay reviews Aaron Kamugisha’s reading of the works of C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter in his 2019 book Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition . Kamugisha issues a resounding call to reenergize the radical Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
...José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Silvio Torres-Saillant's passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from being “an intellectual history of the Caribbean.” Nevertheless, this is an indispensable book, both for what it says and for the Antillean passion that drives the author's...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Raj Chetty This review essay engages with Aaron Kamugisha’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition by focusing on its methodological commitment to seeking Caribbean answers to Caribbean political and social problems. The author argues that Kamugisha...
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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...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
... emergency and in a tradition of challenging the constrictions of modern (imperial) time, alive in both elite and popular currents of the Caribbean intellectual tradition. 1 See Richard Drayton, “The Caribbean Origins of How Europe Underdeveloped Africa ,” African Economic History 50, no. 2 (2022): 17...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay proffers a response to three critical engagements with the author’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition . The author contextualizes Beyond Coloniality as a book that seeks to effect a challenging alliance between...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
...H. Reuben Neptune This review essay asserts that Aaron Kamugisha’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition , for all its brilliance, does not do justice to the thought of C. L. R. James, especially in relation to gender. After claiming that Kamugisha...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Inc. 2016 Caribbean intellectual tradition Caribbean thought Sylvia Wynter, circa late 1950s. Photograph by Oswald Jones. Used with permission Sylvia Wynter, circa late 1950s. Photograph by Oswald Jones. Used with permission In 1971, after meeting at a conference at the Mona...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in the 1960s, this narrative of aboriginal absence was widely incorporated across a range of genres into texts that constitute the anglophone Caribbean's decolonizing intellectual tradition. The essay critically engages with the claim—made most poignantly by Sylvia Wynter and Kamau Brathwaite—that diasporic...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... culture is in many ways inseparable from a study of its intellectual traditions in their social, political, and aesthetic dimensions. While this may seem unremarkable, it bears emphasizing that the study of culture and the creation of a Caribbean cultural studies emerged in a manner quite distinct from...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... is a tricky matter. There are not only conven- tional linguistic divides that balkanize Caribbean thought but also the more critical matter of what constitutes Caribbean ideas and thought, and thus a Caribbean intellectual tradition. Is this tradition constituted primarily of political ideas, literature...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... on the Black Intellectual Tradition (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018), 3. 16 The cultural and intellectual riches of Haiti (independent since 1804) and Cuba (with the University of Havana founded in 1728) make this survey of writing the intellectual history of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2009
... an important challenge for cultural-intellectual work. And that challenge might be described as the working out of a theoretical program for a comparative inquiry of Caribbean intellectual traditions. For it seems to me that to make productive use of this discrepancy it is not going to be enough...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... dictum that “the plantation does not contain all that is planted.” 17 Like “Caribbean Man in Space and Time,” with its call for a decolonized Caribbean studies and innovative methodologies, “Quarrel” asserts the imperative of rethinking intellectual traditions and moving beyond the discursive limits...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2002
... diffi culty in Caribbean life is decolonizing the mind. , is is not to say that the original work done on the economy, history, politics, and social structures of the Caribbean, work generated by the Caribbean intellectual tradition to critique and root out the colonial, has been...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., and I was taught from his history of the region at the former. 5 However, it was only when I was doing my doctorate in Toronto and had commenced an extended project on the Caribbean intellectual tradition that Kamau’s tremendous contribution to Caribbean and Africana thought across the fields...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., at once “precursor” and “nodal point,” origin and hinge, in the mobile map of a genealogy of Caribbean intellectual traditions. As the generous discussants show so well in their various readings of Creole Recita- tions, Smith’s work has opened a distinctive vein of scholarly...