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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 (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 it out of the case for a photograph, viewing it with the same reverence as the framed pictures of Hindu...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Walter 30. References to Glasgow, Guyana, in this paragraph taken variously from 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...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 123–217.
Published: 01 March 2004
... girls. You 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...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... (2006): 141–65. 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. 45 Mishra, Literature of the Indian Diaspora , 97; Mishra quotes V. S. Naipaul, East Indians in the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 any essentialism and connection with an idealized Mother India, which is clearly left behind. It discloses the Coolie's story...
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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 of the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... individual in her own right.” She “challenges her husband for not wanting her to accompany him to the forest, confronts and chastises her abductor Ravan, holds herself in very high esteem and marries only he who proves worthy of her,” later leaving Ram in disgust to follow her mother, making the crossing...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... because their sons 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...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 94–99.
Published: 01 February 2006
... 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 as a Belizean American writer is this: in whose nation language do I speak and write?² I can no more deny my...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...; fi rst 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...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Toronto 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...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
... last night to tell her the village talk. “People saying that Dan cross Chale Jamiah,” she said. “Is one of two things happen to him, Petal. Either the Jamiah's people pick him up or the police hold him. The only thing we could do is pray.” Petal ran the conversation over and over in her mind...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cross, I decided to become a nun. Instead, I became a professor. Now I am back where it all began, with the lightning bugs, the extra-large mosquitoes Lucille called “gabber nipples,” the road kill, the possums in the night, the stray dogs, the chirping crickets, and the tall white men. My mother is...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
... renderings, 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...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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” demeanor, her head and face tilted slightly downward, she...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Faith Smith, ed., Sex and the Citizen (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011); Kamala Kempadoo, Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race, and Sexual Labor (New York: Routledge, 2004); and M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... Brown, had previously been a station manager in Nassau, Bahamas, and for CBC International he developed not just Calypso Songs —soon billed as The Lord Caresser Show —but also the Canada West Indies Quiz , or C-W-I-Z , an educational game show aimed at promoting cross-cultural understanding and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 96–242.
Published: 01 March 2013
... arriving at a metaphysical cross-roads where the burden of injustice has become simply unbearable, not in its brute weight so much as in its moral character, because something has now been traduced, denied, beyond what was hitherto endurable. And this violation triggers an event of self-recognition when...