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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 18–32.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to more conflicted positions in-between.” Throughout her essays and fiction, the Jamaican writer, sociologist, and activist Erna Brodber recuperates discarded, illegible, or negative elements in the literary field of Caribbean literature. This essay argues that Brodber uses a mode of self-negation in her...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Catherine John This article is an in-depth interview with the writer. The interview is prefaced by an analysis of the significance of Erna Brodber's historical and sociological texts, as well as her novels, whcih function as the backdrop for her community activism in the Woodside village, her home...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jenny Sharpe Erna Brodber's historical interest in oral accounts as a source of emotional realities and social-psychological responses is expanded in her experimental novel Louisiana to include supernatural and extra-ordinary phenomena. Her incorporation of spirit possession into the life...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 103–118.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rae Ann Meriwether In this essay, Meriwether argues that Erna Brodber's representation of Vodou, spiritism, and blues music in her novel Louisiana illuminates a shared praxis among Afro-diasporic subjects that forms the basis of their viable political community. Using Houston A. Baker Jr.'s theory...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2022
...David Scott das133@columbia.edu © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Sometime in 1980, I attended a seminar held in one of the rooms in the social sciences block at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where Erna Brodber presented parts of her oral history research on early...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Erna Brodber In a response to the four essays on her work—by Evelyn O'Callaghan, Catherine John, Jenny Sharpe, and Rae Ann Meriwether—published in the same issue of Small Axe , Erna Brodber attempts to explain why her work is so difficult. If O'Callaghan's students complain that Brodber's work...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Evelyn O'Callaghan This essay focuses on the densely interdisciplinary nature of Erna Brodber's textual knowledge production, its visionary quality, and the complex narrative strategies of her fictions that bear comparison with those of Wilson Harris. Mapping the scaffolding of Brodber's formal...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Caribbean in/securities Erna Brodber Nothing’s Mat fractals This essay serves as an introduction to a special section...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kelly Baker Josephs “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007). In the novel, Brodber creatively imagines a past for the New World present, taking advantage of the space literary speculation and science fiction offer...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 169–172.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., and the characters and epiphanies in the novels of Jamaican Erna Brodber and in Brown Girl in the Ring, by Canada-based Nalo Hopkinson.⁵ But I suspect that most of the texts that expound the African-based poeticist phi- losophy of which Henry speaks are not canonical but rather secreted in anthropological...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
... note, “it is not only that there are diff erences between diff erent groups of women but that these diff erences are often also confl icts of interest Erna Brodber’s Myal and Maryse Condé’s Crossing the Mangrove (Traversée de la mangrove) are particularly valuable texts to read...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 86–97.
Published: 01 July 2023
.../showrev.php?id=23422 . 22 Erna Brodber, The Second Generation of Freemen in Jamaica, 1907–1944 (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2004); and “Afro-Jamaican Women at the Turn of the Century,” Social and Economic Studies 35, no. 3 (1986): 23–50. For an overview of Brodber’s sociological work...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
...–76; Derek Walcott, “The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory,” 1992 Nobel lecture (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1993); and Erna Brodber, The Continent of Black Consciousness: On the History of the African Diaspora, from Slavery to the Present Day (Boston: Beacon, 2003). 22 Kamau...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 208–210.
Published: 01 November 2012
... inContemporary Religions /Center for WorkerSciences French Education andReligieuses Francophone of the. City Studies College, the of Erna Brodber was born and raised in deep rural Jamaica. She went through school on schol- arshipssheofsociologicaladoctorate MusgraveAfricans engages and in enslaved...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2003
... ADVISORY BOARD Edward Baugh Lloyd Best Kamau Brathwaite Erna Brodber Rhonda Cobham Locksley Edmondson Norman Girvan Stuart Hall Robert Hill George Lamming Kari Levitt Rupert Lewis Earl Lovelace Rex Nettleford Gordon Rohlehr Maureen Warner-Lewis Michael Witter Sylvia Wynter THE SMALL AXE...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), 129–37. 7 Erna Brodber, A Study of Yards in the City of Kingston , Working Paper No. 9 (Kingston: ISER, 1975), 55, 55–56; Jovan Scott Lewis, Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Erna Brodber’s novels Myal and Louisiana are texts that refl ect traditional African thought. Both narratives critically engage with the Caribbean’s ethno-philosophy and represent a rethinking of the Eurocentric nature of Afro-Caribbean philosophy— endeavors Henry encourages. Brodber poeticizes...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2004
... ADVISORY BOARD Edward Baugh Lloyd Best Kamau Brathwaite Erna Brodber Rhonda Cobham Locksley Edmondson Norman Girvan Stuart Hall Robert Hill George Lamming Kari Levitt Rupert Lewis Earl Lovelace Rex Nettleford Gordon Rohlehr Maureen Warner-Lewis Michael Witter Sylvia Wynter THE SMALL AXE...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 189–197.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of such “lived practices” of hybridity are, for the most part, filtered through textual representations—Erna Brodber’s novel Myal; Derek Walcott’s play Pantomime; Ismith Khan’s novel The Jumbi Bird; and Ramabai Espinet’s short story “Barred: Trinidad 1987,” for example—she reads these practices “conjunctur...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 198–205.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of such “lived practices” of hybridity are, for the most part, filtered through textual representations—Erna Brodber’s novel Myal; Derek Walcott’s play Pantomime; Ismith Khan’s novel The Jumbi Bird; and Ramabai Espinet’s short story “Barred: Trinidad 1987,” for example—she reads these practices “conjunctur...