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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... homophobia Guyanese cross-dressing Belize sodomy law When one labors on a book of scholarship for years, completing it brings a rush of satisfaction. Then the signing of a contract—sometimes months or years later—brings a sense of relief and anticipation. For me, all these emotions were compounded...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 123–217.
Published: 01 March 2004
... had choice. DS: Choice within middle-class Afro-Guyanese families? A: And Chinese and Portuguese, and Indian DS: In other words, across communities. A: Across. Th at room had a cross-section of people; everybody was there from the middle class. 113636 DS: So...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... churia in Rattan's is an integral part of the store, alluding to the legacies of indentured workers who crossed the kala pani with the skill of jewelry making and of indentured women who often dictated the styles of the jewelry. 1 Those working in Rattan's will not touch the silver churia or take...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... 1, 19, 47, 49, 69, 79, 73, 78, 83, 85, 95. 31. Basdeo Mangru, in “Crossing: Mortality on Indian Emigrant Ships to the Caribbean in the Nineteenth Cen- tury,” explains that Kala Pani refers to “Black Water”; the Bengalis from Northern India, unaccustomed to long sea voyages...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...: Colonialism and the Struggle for Identity (Millwood, NY: Kraus International, 1982), 6. 44 Kala pani (dark water) refers to the oceanic crossing from India to Trinidad and implies a traumatic rupture between experiences in India and in the Caribbean. 43 See Amar Wahab, “Contesting Cultural...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of the diversity of perceptions and cultures.” 2 Véronique Bragard further points out, “Coolitude is not based on Coolie as such but relies on the nightmare transoceanic journey of Coolies, as both a historical migration and a metonymy of cultural encounters. … By making the crossing central, Coolitude avoids...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
... published by Th e Crossing Press, 1984). Subsequent refer- ences to this work appear parenthetically in the text. 14. Michelle Cliff , No Telephone to Heaven (1987; reprint, New York: Vintage International-Random House, 1989). 15. Michelle Cliff , “Clare Savage as a Crossroads Character...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... bundle as you cross boundaries and borders? Besides love and blood, what is our connection, Ma? On one of the fingers on my left hand, the side with the keys “d,” “e,” “t,” “r,” and “s” of indentureship and almost all the letters of dark waters , I wear my father’s mother’s wedding band. It’s more...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 51–71.
Published: 01 July 2023
... (1977): 38–53; and “Crossing Boundaries in Fact and in Fiction,” special issue on Peter Abrahams, Critical Arts 34, no. 3 (2020): 23–29. 29 “‘Omo Ajini’: Promise of a New West Indian Theatre,” Tapia (vol. 3, no. 31), Sunday, 5 August 1973, 9; available in the Digital Library of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... or daughters had crossed the glass door and were waving from inside. And there we stood, my mother with her red dress and black heels and her mind made up, my stepfather with his sad eyes, and me ready to get on that plane and look for God among the clouds. “A la montaña del oso, un verano en Nueva...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 94–99.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., but its middle voice range is the one I have created. Th ere is always the hint of my mother s laughter to my tongue, and always, there is evidence of her sound and the many borders my tongue has crossed to enter into its own rhythm. Th us, the fi rst question with which I have had to grapple...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... on a Friday evening and returning in the early hours of Monday morning so as not to interrupt a regular work week. Other options are 7 A recent study of Caribbean diaspora cricket has found that annual visiting matches between US- and Canada-based teams result in cross-border bus tours in which...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Faith Smith This essay discusses Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing as framing an analysis of the curtailment of erotic autonomy in the United States and the Caribbean, the failures of liberal feminism and academia, and the propensity for military intervention, with an examination...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 237–245.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., although four million of them died in the crossing and the seasoning. . . . What is missing will never be recognized because it is unrecordable. Besides, its language is lost.” 12 Edmondson’s book is a compelling response to Walcott’s polarizing account, an extended argument for a version of cultural...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... makeup, not to entice. I enjoyed walking barefoot, playing with frogs and tearing the heads off dolls. If I ever had to put on a dress, I felt like I was in drag. Obsessed with the Church and Christ on the cross, I decided to become a nun. Instead, I became a professor. Now, fifty years later when I...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of Mrs. Procope's mother reflects the photographic conventions used in high street photography studios in Port of Spain from the 1900s. In the three-quarter-length image, the sitter is positioned slightly askew to the camera, with her arms crossed and resting comfortably on her lap; in a slightly “coy...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., presented an overhead view of the crowded lower deck (“FIG. IV platform (“FIG. V and quarter-decks (“FIG. VI” and “FIG. VII lateral cross-sections of the lower deck and platform (“FIG. II”) and the quarter-decks (“FIG. III and a longitudinal cross section of the entire hold (“FIG. I Each lettered...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in her hand, holding it up towards the faces of strangers who sidestepped her. When the sun began throwing long shadows, Petal veered off the main street grid, crossing the old river that led to the other side of town. On this side, drinking men spilled out from shanty bars with their nasty stale urine...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
...); and M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005). 31 See Joycelin Massiah, Women and Politics (Cave Hill, Barbados: ISER Publications, 1983), and “Women in the Caribbean Project...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-Z , an educational game show aimed at promoting cross-cultural understanding and touted as “perhaps the first program of such sweeping geographic scope to be undertaken by Canadian radio.” Like Caresser's program, C-W-I-Z aired both at home and abroad (for the benefit of “listeners in Canada...