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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Donette Francis Jamaican fiction published in the 1960s was fundamentally pessimistic. These writings drew from regional ontologies of religious millenarianism, colonial abjection, and racial damnation, as well as of existentialist philosophies of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, to offer...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sheri-Marie Harrison This essay uses the coincidence of three facets of Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings to consider how Jamaican literature imagined political sovereignty during the 1960s. The first is a 1966 event characters refer to as “the fall of Balaclava.” The second...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay introduces the project of rethinking the cultural-political historiography of Jamaica of which “The Jamaican 1960s” is a contribution. It sets out the question in relation to the idea of a Jamaican intellectual tradition. Specifically, it inquires into the way the idea...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay offers a discussion of Rex Nettleford's classic Mirror Mirror: Identity, Race, and Protest in Jamaica. It aims to situate the book in the wake of the Jamaican 1960s, both as a way of coming to terms with the first decade of political sovereignty and at the same time as a way...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... postemancipation indentureship decolonization intimacy Beverley Manley Neville Dawes To see the Jamaican 1960s through the romantic haze of party politics, as I learned to do as a young student in the 1970s, is to work backwards from my parents' ecstatic joy at the announcement of the final poll returns...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2020
... representative of a period or a style, encountered in reverential, sometimes reactionary, nostalgia. Might we think of Watson, Parboosingh, and Hyde as contemporaries in this sense in the conjuncture of the Jamaican 1960s? Were they untimely, at once of their time and at odds with it? Did...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
... an important part of the mid-to-late-twentieth-century self-fashioning of Jamaican elites and their (re)configurations of the border between themselves and their “othered” compatriots. It allows us—as one component to the critical reassessment of the Jamaican 1960s being initiated in this issue of Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2018
... “island mosaic” was not the dystopic Jamaica of Abrahams’s 1966 novel, This Island Now , the only one of his novels not set in Africa. 14 For by the middle of the Jamaican 1960s, political independence but a few years in the past, the People’s National Party having lost both the referendum...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of existence—including, of course, the many Jamaicas we share. 1 The initial symposium, “The Jamaican 1960s,” was held at the University of Miami in October 2015. The inaugural participants were political scientists Maziki Thame and Obika Gray; literary critics Faith Smith, Nijah Cunningham...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... moments. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 1950s Jamaica migration decolonization popular struggle In April 2019, Small Axe convened the symposium “The Jamaican 1950s” at the University of Pennsylvania. As with the two prior conferences—on the Jamaican 1960s and the Jamaican 1970s, convened...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Rastafari as vanguardist in relation to liberal critiques of personhood, governance, and citizenship. What if we placed public and colonial discourses about Rastafari in relation to broader imperial transitions instead of predominantly nationalist ones? What might we glean about the Jamaican 1960s if we...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Ford-Smith, Rupert Lewis, Brian Meeks, Rachel Mordecai, Kim Robinson-Walcott, Don Robotham, David Scott, and me. Charles Carnegie, Obika Gray, Faith Smith, and Deborah Thomas, who presented at the inaugural symposium, “The Jamaican 1960s,” October 2015 in Miami, were also participants. 2 See...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Jamaican music both encodes and mediates the political conflict over Cold War time. From the late 1960s, roots reggae scored the global soundtrack of utopian anticipation, with its Rastafarian themes of black liberation and the fall of Babylon, the enduring institutions of power derived from slavery...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... politics and society. Obika Gray and Maziki Thame contributed review essays, tackling many of the issues explored in the book, including the Caribbean black power movement, the Grenada Revolution and its demise, the contemporary state of Jamaican politics, Caribbean intellectual traditions...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi; Aaron Kamugisha When South African–born Peter Abrahams moved to Jamaica in 1956, he thought he had found a racial paradise. Over the next six decades as a Jamaican, his understanding of race in Jamaica was complicated after independence. His last two novels...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... a reassuring world in which the loyalty of the US allies retained the clarity of the Second World War and the early cold war into the murkier moral circumstances of the 1960s and after. 6 Jamaican audiences enjoyed a film that displayed their new nation's potential. Unlike all its big-budget successors...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Beverly Lopez, a prominent Jamaican businesswoman, plain- tively says, “[I] recognize that the citizens of this country no longer look to us for a counter point vision or leadership But if there is general agreement that politics and various regional nation-states are in crisis...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
... work on the Jamaican poet that has been central to debates about the literary possibilities and merits of Jamaican Creole from the 1960s onward, Morris recalls, “On the basis of my 1963 essay . . . I was invited in 1969–70 to lecture on Louise Bennett to English Department students.” 43 Here 1969...