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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the PNP’s execution of its vision and, critically, of the Jamaican population itself, from these literary perspectives. With the PNP’s defeat in 1980, race and class relations quickly reverted to the status quo position of white (light) economic power/black subservience. The year would signify not only...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and culture in the Jamaican 1970s have received extensive and ongoing scholarly attention, these discussions have focused largely on the genres of music, theater, and, to a lesser degree, film. Some attention has more recently been paid to literary renderings from and about the period, but this work has...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and Wynter suggest, they also spur us to ask what possibilities they did not foreclose—by rereading works from the 1960s for forms of nationalist politics that are hiding in plain sight. Seaga's notion of urban clearance ironically pertains to our inherited conceptions of Jamaican literary history, where we...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... productivity. Radical skepticisms, the essay argues, create conceptual ground to accommodate the multiple political and affective responses in, and to, the independence era. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 radical skepticisms pessimisms Jamaican 1960s Jamaican literary history This is the kind...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... exchanged at these gatherings. What, then, might this method of thinking with and through Jamaica offer the practice of criticism? The Jamaican literary critic Eddie Baugh has long taught us that quarreling with and through history and our interlocutors is a central feature of a Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
... that saw the role and function of the London scene being debated and contested within the region. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Jamaican 1950s Caribbean literary historiography University College of theWest Indies (UCWI) Focus magazine Windrush The centrality of Windrush to the study...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Alex Benson Claude McKay's “Cudjoe Fresh from de Lecture” first saw print in his 1912 volume Songs of Jamaica . Its speaker, whose voice appears in a densely patterned representation of Jamaican Creole, meditates on biological variation and colonial history. Setting the poem against discourses...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Stitt | 53 an “authentic” postcolonial identity. Contextualizing the work of Jamaican-American writer Michelle Cliff within this literary tradition demonstrates that many of the dominant forms of rhetoric used to establish authentic national subjects contain within them the gendered and raced...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
.... 2010 The Public Sphere and Jamaican Anticolonial Politics: Public Opinion, Focus, and the Place of the Literary Raphael Dalleo The 1930s and 1940s are pivotal to accounts of the history of anticolonial nationalism through- out the Caribbean, and especially in Jamaica. It has become...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to underscore that both temporalities were simultaneously at play—even among those who viewed themselves as sympathetic to transformations occurring in the then national culture. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 interim time revolutionary time Jamaican 1970s literary history The 1970s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... available on Amazon.com reference the same literary evidence as does Smith but arrive at different critical conclusions. Smith assesses Fire as possessing a “romance-ified” Jamaicanness, one that eschews the country's racial (among other) realities; in terms of their content, online commentaries celebrate...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
...-speaking Carib- bean has made serious inroads into the world’s literary canon, and reggae has given voice to Jamaican identity—both as a thing already formed and a thing in formation—the same has not occurred in film. The English-speaking Caribbean in general and Jamaica in particular...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 193–204.
Published: 01 October 2006
... and, especially, popular music (16). Despite this disclaimer, it seems that three of the present reviewers have all concluded that I attempted (and failed) to write the last word on Jamaican dancehall culture. Mike Alleyne got it. Perhaps it is because he is grounded in literary studies and knows how...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, and the supreme deity incarnated of Rastafari. Both novel and speculation script mock various social sectors contending in the Jamaican power game. However, while the clownish and pathetic blind elder is based on tropes deeply embedded in both literary...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of Ethnopoetics, 1970–1980,” jacket2.org/reissues/alcheringa/ . 10 Barbara Lalla, “Black Wholes: Phases in the Development of Jamaican Literary Discourse,” in Lalla, D’Costa, and Pollard, Caribbean Literary Discourse , 60, 61, 55, 180. 11 Kamau Brathwaite, “History of the Voice,” in Roots (Ann...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
... contributions to the archive of the historiography of Jamaica. And yet, at the same time, these books are, in an important sense, familiar contributions to what is by now a familiar story of twentieth-century Jamaica. Virtually any attentive student of Jamaican history would, with little more than...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
... a deterrent to achieving success. In his early twenties he held several jobs on plantations, but his goal was to gain access to potential publishers for his writings. Lindo’s exposure and involvement with the emerging black Jamaican intelligentsia began in the 1920s, when his first literary work, “Who...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2015
... A much reproduced photograph from December 1942 shows the Jamaican poet and “Calling the West Indies” producer Una Marson broadcasting from a BBC studio in London. She is framed by leading literary figures of the day, including George Orwell, T. S. Eliot, Mulk Raj Anand, William Empson, and M. J...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of white Jamaican women establishes useful counterpoints for understanding conditions for women of color, the marginalized majority. Analyzing racially diverse communities, one is able to unpack problematic colonial constructions of these women's sexualities and their abilities to both navigate and exploit...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 17–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
... spectacular entry onto the literary stage. ? ey constitute—like the breaking voice of an adolescent boy—the young Jamaican’s stammering but eloquent and maturing political voice. What is also fascinat- ing about these ninety poems, including the dozen or so published in the press, is that McKay’s...