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Erna Brodber

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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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 to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. 3 Ronald Cummings, “Maroon In/Securities,” this issue of Small Axe , 47–55. 4 Anthony Harriott and Rivke Jaffe, “Security Encounters: Negotiating Authority and Citizenship during...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 169–172.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Jacques Roumain’s Maîtres de la Rosée, 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Bhavnani and Margaret Coulson 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2003) 7 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 208–210.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Space (1983); Brathwaite's “Metaphors of Underdevelopment” (1985); Walcott's Nobel lecture (1992); and Erna Brodber's The Continent of Black Consciousness (2003). 21 The Brathwaite essay is particularly valuable because it intersperses long extracts from his X/Self and Mother Poem into the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2004
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
... that are truly Afro-Caribbean in nature—the written and unwritten texts of our philosophical tradition. 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2009
...David Scott Small Axe Inc. 2009 Editor Managing Editor Advisory Board David Scott Kelly Baker Josephs Edward Baugh Kamau Brathwaite Associate Editors Production Erna Brodber Anthony Bogues...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Smith 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Babylon, but cultivation of land becomes a mode of creating what Erna Brodber might refer to as “black space.” 8 The precariousness of this cultivation—a historical precarity connected to the tradition of giving slaves small plots of land as well as to the contemporary degradation of environmental...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: Institute of Jamaica, 1973), 40; quoted in Erna Brodber, The Second Generation of Freemen in Jamaica, 1907–1944 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004), 125. 9 Austin Clarke, Growing Up Stupid under the Union Jack (Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2005), 56, 55...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 189–197.
Published: 01 February 2006
... possession, and “doug- larization.” Although Puri’s analyses 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 198–205.
Published: 01 February 2006
... possession, and “doug- larization.” Although Puri’s analyses 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...