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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Jordache A. Ellapen This essay focuses on South African artist Sharlene Khan's 2016 multimedia project When the Moon Waxes Red in order to examine political culture in postapartheid South Africa. At the heart of Khan's project is the Indian indentureship experience. The author argues...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 24–45.
Published: 01 July 2022
... workers that photographs create is informed by even as it reinforces a colonial order of racial segregation. By identifying the photographic traces of Indiansindentureship, this essay introduces time and motion into still photography that reduces Indian lives to single ethnographic instances. It also...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 80–88.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Suzanne C. Persard This series of poems operates somewhere between the Bronx, Half Way Tree (Kingston), and memory. Indian indentureship in Jamaica is epistemologically eclipsed; queer death is unmemorialized; an opening of sugar packets evokes the violence of empire. These poems reckon with loss...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of indentureship as found in the continued exploitation of brown migrant labor. 17 This conveys entwined and ambivalent endings and beginnings across systems of labor, such as the introduction of Indian indentureship following emancipation (conveniently linking planters' self-interests with the new moral...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., these relations do not point toward a politics of multiracial solidarity in the late-colonial British West Indies. Rather, slavery and indentureship were interconnected projects of racial capitalism. Suggesting neither colony nor Dominion, the barrack yard is a “shelter” for African and Indian working people...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in the Bronx, New York, is a queer scholar, essayist, and poet with Indo-Caribbean roots from Kingston, Jamaica. Her poem “Elegy: 1838,” a series of haikus on Indian indentureship, was featured as part of a profile in 2014 by the Smithson-ian. Currently she is a doctoral student in women’s, gender...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Caribbean and the Indian Ocean world. She is currently working on her first book manuscript that engages the historical archive and cultural productions on Indian indentureship to offer a connected history of race and caste and its significance for colonial capitalism after emancipation in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
...) Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Gaiutra Bahadur Indian indentureship gender violence guyana In the middle of Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city, sits a monument garden established in 1988 to commemorate 150 years of Indian arrival. A second monument, located in Berbice...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
... for greater contention with its traumatic legacy. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 visual art indentureship Indo-Caribbean This year marks the centenary anniversary of the end of the British indentureship program that brought Indians and others to the Caribbean, Fiji, and Mauritius, starting in the mid...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
... “tormented chronology” of both ambivalent departures— and returns —of indentured Indian laborers. 16 Indentureship was shaped not only by leave-taking; written into indenture contracts was the promise of return on completion of the period of bounded labor (authorized by the “Certificate of Exemption from...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in museums or art galleries because families are reluctant to part with these objects. Even the collection displayed at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad is one donated from India and is clearly not Indo-Caribbean, a distinctive style that is a minimalist adaptation of Indian styles syncretized...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of certainty whether similar racially inflected notions of Indian or coolie motherhood are discernible within the archive of indentureship. The specific cases of the Salsette and Delharee , however, demonstrate that the discursive framing of infanticide was such that the onus of deaths was shifted from...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to ask questions about how to be an Indian woman in the Caribbean, I first read Patricia Mohammed’s study of the negotiation of gender relations in the last decades of indentureship, the time when you grew into womanhood. The book opens with a picture of her parents, and, to this day, she draws on her...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 119–143.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of crisis? The title everything slackens in a wreck is taken from Khal Torabully’s 1992 book-length poem about the history of indentureship, Cale d’Étoile . 3 For Torabully, the subsequent experience of Indian workers revealed their sea voyage as a place of destruction and creation of identity...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and indentureship. 8 Here, we can begin to see how gendered dispossession is integral to the construction of the racialized categories of blackness, Indianness, and Amerindianness in Guyana. 9 Further, how might we read this account of racial gendered violence as literal and metaphoric expression...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Trouil- lot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995); Marcel Pinas’s installation, “G.L.O. School te Pelgrimkondre” (2005); and Rhoda Reddock, “The Indentureship Experience: Indian Women in Trinidad and Tobago, 1845–1917,” in Shobita...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the outsider in the region. Focusing primarily on Indians, the essay explores the tropes of the “home and the world” in which “otherness” emerges as metaphors in the fictional works of Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World which resonates in V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas . The `Other...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... University in Ontario, Canada. His work has been published in the Journal of West Indian Literature, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Small Axe, and Transforming Anthropology. His research focuses on the SX60 [ 11.2019 ] 195 field of critical Maroon studies. Along with Nalini Mohabir, he is working...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
...); and in Stabroek News (Guyana), New Indian Express (India), and the Guardian (UK). P atricia M ohammed is a professor of gender and cultural studies in and the chair of the School for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Her academic publications include...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Criticism—A Critique,” New World Journal 5, no. 4 (1973): 12–36. For retrospective assessments of some of these debates, see Kenneth Ramchand, “ The West Indian Novel and Its Background—Thirty Years Later ,” Ariel 31, nos. 1–2 (2000): 351–73; and Norval Edwards, “‘Talking About a Little Culture’: Sylvia...