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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... gifted political intellectuals is heard in the United States and in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Both the quality of social thought and regard for political intellectuals as agents of transformative change are alleged to be in steep decline in these islands. Brian Meeks's recent collection of essays...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., mass migration or catastrophic deaths are in store for the Caribbean. If the 1.5-degree limit is a desirable goal, then the Caribbean is indebted to a long tradition of technological thought that has already made it possible for many people to survive climate change. In this essay I gesture...
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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 (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as modes of thought. It also argues that if Caribbean thought gets knotted up in the trope of Caliban, it will not decolonize itself and begin to wrestle with what Kamau Brathwaite has called the “inner plantation.” Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Writing Caribbean Intellectual History Anthony Bogues...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... studies of the anglophone Caribbean’s postindependence social and political order and scholarship on Caribbean thought. Ultimately, Beyond Coloniality engages in a quest for freedom beyond neocolonial citizenship. The main point of disagreement with Beyond Coloniality from both Chetty and Neptune...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... prepared reading public. Referring to some recent global events, and drawing on a largely neglected pamphlet by Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau, the author wonders if the time for the Éloge and the broader, related Caribbean theories of history and culture may have arrived and argues that Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the most important unpublished nonfiction work by an anglophone Caribbean intellectual and is the major guide to the transition in Wynter's thought between her work mainly on the Caribbean and black America in the 1960s and 1970s and her theory of the human from the early 1980s onward. Not only does...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Kate Perillo This essay situates Nalo Hopkinson’s science fiction novel Midnight Robber within an understudied tradition of critical and creative thought that theorizes technological futurity in distinctly Caribbean terms. Although not typically read as “science fiction,” Édouard Glissant’s...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
... globalization, or mondialisation, as it is often termed in French), that the international movement between francophone Caribbean thought and writing and those of other traditions (anglophone writ large or European, for example) does not seem to be any more smooth or successful than...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... debates constituting the history of black British political thought and an emergent Caribbean intellectual history. 8 And yet there appear to be several points of consonance between arguments made about the search for Caribbean intellectual traditions and those informing a nascent intellectual history...
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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 (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...— This Island Now (1966) and The View from Coyaba (1985)—fictionalize the transition to independence in the anglophone Caribbean and how that transition related to the set of concerns unfolding across the rest of the black world. This essay traces Abrahams’s thought on questions of race and decolonization...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
... popular thought promises to elucidate connections across the island as well as ties to networks and neighbors throughout the Caribbean. 61 Miguel Jiménez López, Los problemas de la raza en Colombia (Bogotá: Imprenta Linotipos de el Espectador, 1920), 353, quoted in Eduardo Restrepo, “Eventalizing...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Creolization ,” in Ineke Phaf, ed., Presencia criolla en el Caribe y América latina / Creole Presence in the Caribbean and Latin America (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 1996), 19–35; reprinted in Hume and Kamugisha, Caribbean Cultural Thought , 290–300. 40 J. J. Thomas, Froudacity: West Indian Fables...
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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 (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... is a thoughtful critical reflection on the Caribbean, its multiplicity, and its course of change over a lifetime. The discussion also traces Birbalsingh’s migrations to India, Canada, New Zealand, and Nigeria and examines how these journeys have shaped his critical work within the fields of Commonwealth...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 116–126.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Brathwaite’s insights of how a psycho-poetics of thought shapes Caribbeanness. rinaldo.walcott@utoronto.ca Copyright © 2021 Small Axe, Inc. 2021 diaspora freedom Black studies Caribbean studies Wherever he goes, the Negro remains a Negro. —Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... intellectual traditions against the hegemony of what he terms the “Western intellectual industry” is one more and meritorious attempt to enunciate the elusive movement and dispersed geography of Caribbean thought.1 In a performative way the book is a sort of treaty on the subject. It is also...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... generations of writers and political figures. Most notably, I will show the ways in which his legacy can be traced in the work of the contemporary Caribbean philosopher and poet Edouard Glissant, whose brand of transnationalism in Le discours antillais develops the ramifications of Fanon's thought in a way...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...