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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Maziki Thame This essay looks at the place of race in Creole Nationalism in Jamaica. It asserts that Creole Nationalism is also Brown Nationalism in Jamaica and that its racial ideas can be seen through the thought of Norman Manley, the father of Creole Nationalism; his wife Edna, its cultural...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Percy C. Hintzen Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Creoleness and Nationalism in Guyanese Anticolonialism and Postcolonial Formation Percy C. Hintzen n analysis of the postcolonial formation of Guyana (formerly the English colony of British Guiana) and its relationship...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Vivian Nun Halloran Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Race, Creole, and National Identities in Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Phillips’s Cambridge Vivian Nun Halloran As postmodern historical novels dramatizing slavery and its legacy in the anglophone Carib- bean islands, Jean Rhys’s...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leah Rosenberg Faith Smith's Creole Recitations offers a feminist critique and compelling alternative to the dominant narratives of Trinidadian and black nationalism. Smith's analysis of Thomas's participation in the anglophone Caribbean public sphere of the late nineteenth century makes visible...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... (March 1997). 2 - e arguments in this essay are constructed around two moments in Jamaican political history. - e fi rst moment is the nationalist political practice and discourses of N. W. Manley. Manley’s political and social ideas framed the Jamaican Creole nation- alist...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of the nineteenth-century project of the Antillean Confederacy or the Liga Antillana, Torres-Saillant is also adamant in his defense of the Creole nation-state. I strongly disagree with his assertion that “the disempowered have nothing but the nation as a structure within which to fight...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 126–136.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Martinique, la Guadeloupe et la Guyane. Sur le plan idéologique, les tenants de la créolité marquent leur distance avec ce qu’ils nomment « le marxisme primaire » et « le nationalisme borné » 13 . Le premier dispenserait « nos leaders et nos organisations politiques de réfléchir en profondeur au contenu...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 18–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... alternatives to the commonsense historical and political narratives of conflict between Africans and Indians with which I was quite familiar. Although the two dominant paradigms of nation in Trinidad—creole nationalism and postcolonial multiculturalism—provide images of multiracial unity, they are each...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... a bridge for black (Afro-Creole) nationalism and predomi- nantly white Latin cultural nationalism, with their attendant discourses of créolité and mestizaje, to meet. Over the years, however, Castro s expression of solidarity with black culture proved less resilient. Further, Burnham s discourse...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... he does not historically belong, it is this discourse of newness—new race, new nation, new men—on which creole nationalism rests, that he marshals to stake his claim. Ramsay Tull and Cyril Hanson serve as each other's foil in the novel. Both are scholarship boys: Ramsay, the protagonist, is from...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the professional writer Lorna Goodison in the twenty-first century, and that of Doris Goodison archetypal mother of the twentieth. On the other, it honors a cultural landscape of national becoming fashioned by a motley assortment of colonials and rebels, masters and slaves, Europeans and Africans and Creoles, who...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
... emerge from the death of Caribbean revolution or, as Anthony Bogues suggests in “Politics, Nation, and Postcolony: Caribbean Inflections,” the collapse of subaltern alternatives to creole nationalism. 2 In Jamaican life, this is seen in the way the “hustle” and attempts to escape the state...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., NC: Duke University Press, 2015); and Shona Jackson, Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012). 9 Throughout this essay, I deploy the terms Amerindian and indigenous interchangeably, since they are used in local...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... offers potential critical tools to investigate the region’s linguistic variability. However, European-focused scholarship prioritizes a national focus that cannot account for the complex relationships between colonial languages and Caribbean Creoles. This essay considers three works from the Dominican...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
...' in this essay extemporizes on Edward Said's concept in Orientalism. Othering excludes Asians from the creole project of nationalisms in the region, conferring instead a script of antiquity and cultural spirituality that Asians have colluded with for negotiating difference. This collusion comes with its own...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... referencing those of Julien's works that directly address the Caribbean, this article asks if they are `relevant' to a Caribbean audience. Or does their art gallery provenance and anticonventional form, along with the challenge they pose to the pieties of nationalism, gender, and creole identity, push them...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in the ways that ordinary people have shaped their environment. , is issue of Small Axe is organized around aspects of this alternative history. We begin with an investigation of forms of nationalism in the Jamaican colonial state other than the standard narratives of Creole...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2009
... different moments of a whole era in the postcolonial Anglo-Creole Caribbean: the era of what I have been calling, following Samir Amin, the Bandung project of nation-building. It is an era that, I suspect, has now effectively closed as a cycle of possibilities of social and political transformation...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... on the ability of political opponents to respect one another and come to a “conflictual consensus” (139). Minty Alley also departs from antagonism in proposing another site of politics: the barrack yard. 5 See F. S. J. Ledgister, Only West Indians: Creole Nationalism in the British West Indies...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the constitutional process of transferring political power from the colonial elite to a democratic majority.”13 Bogues’s description of Jamaican Creolenationalism” has echoes of Benedict Anderson’s characterization of Creole nationalism in the second edition of Imagined Communities, wherein...