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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dissention among European and Latin American intellectual supporters of Cuba's revolution. Castro's condemnation of “bourgeois intellectuals” became the basis of Fernández Retamar's essay, and Shakespeare's The Tempest best addressed the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed in Cuba and Latin...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., rehearsing the arguments on localized dynamics of power advanced by Sarmiento. Camila is accused by Rodolfo of being overtly intellectual and not having been born in Cuba, while she accuses him of criticizing the Cuban regime without being there and for giving up hope on the Cuban (Latin American...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Lalo construes French as a prosthesis that allows Latin American and Caribbean intellectuals to remediate their countries' stagnation and “translate” themselves into an elusive “modernity” through literary and aesthetic innovation. Yet Lalo's invocation of Paris recapitulates a long-standing...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
... American or Caribbean letters, the same has not happened substantially in intellectual and political traditions. Several Caribbean scholars (women and men) have an explicit self-definition in a black/ Caribbean/radical intellectual tradition, from Sylvester Williams to...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
... is paid to how Fernández Retamar inserts his argument into the long-running debate about Latin American identity but then relocates the central figure of Caliban to the Caribbean, where other writers such as Aimé Césaire and George Lamming had already begun to address the nature of colonialism via...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... communities such as CODESRIA, the Arab Council of Social Sciences, and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences. Moreover, the Bandung visit in August 2015 took us to the villages in the nearby Garut area where a land-occupying movement led by the Peasant Union has taken place; we then had the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... transcultural political pluralism as a source of intellectual and political wisdom. On the other hand, we are asked to challenge Latin American identity narratives of mestizaje , which has left almost no space for those who are perceived as having failed at whitening their phenotypes and cultures through...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... around them’ ” (45). The editorial specifically lauds Thomas’s mastery of classical and other European languages and texts: “Thomas, the editorial continued, had ‘closely and criti- cally studied the Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian and Hindostanee languages.’ He had...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... with “domestic racial projects—where ‘domestic’ refers to both the homeland and the hostland—and the racialized geopolitics of US–Latin American relations are fundamental to Latina/o racial formations.” 22 As a Latinx studies scholar, I am mostly concerned with the intersections between...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
... and Latin America, associations with African American identity politics. Even more intriguing is that upon his return to Jamaica from the United States Garvey called for the replacement of the colonial system of education with “African American style” colleges inspired by none...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
... translations of Spanish-language poetry, highlighting his engagement with modern and contemporary Latin American poets from Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz to Nicanor Parra and Silvina Ocampo to the Hispanic Caribbean poets I consider here. Also featured are various Spanish poets, from the Baroque era (Francisco...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Surinamese Popular Music,” Ethnomusicology 43, no. 2 (1999): 256–96; Andre R. M. Pakosie, “Ontstaan en ontwikkeling van de aleke: De popmuziek van de Marronstam der Ndyuka,” Siboga 9, no. 1 (1999): 2–24; and Kenneth Bilby, “Aleke: New Music and New Identities in the Guianas,” Latin American...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... We Are From’: The Politics of Black Culture from Myal to Marley” (paper presented at the joint meeting of the African Studies Association and the Latin American Studies Association in Houston, Texas, November 1977); “In Quest of Matthew Bondman: Some Cultural Notes on the Jamesian Journey,” Urgent...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
... francophone Caribbean, the maintenance of transatlantic axes and the need for mediation through Paris.17 Finally, the persistent linguistic chauvinism inherent in a “world literature in French,” only ever to be partial as significant parts of the world (such as Latin America and Australasia) were not...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Germaine, Evangeline, and Other “Negro Girls”: Rudy Burckhardt’s Caribbean Peter James Hudson James Weldon Johnson once recalled Port-au-Prince as “the finest city of all the Latin- American seaports” that he had seen.1 Few others have echoed his claim. Instead, Haiti’s...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... narratives—in Thomas’s words, it “came easy” to her (2, 24). Having liberated Thomas from these other narratives, Smith gestures toward myriad contexts for his work, including the black Atlantic and networks of francophone and Latin American intellectuals. Ultimately...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
... “from beneath the 35th parallel” or the “novel of the South,” Kundera focuses not just on Latin American writers; he also cites Salman Rushdie and Patrick Chamoiseau. Although he recognizes the legitimacy of the discourse of the tropicaliza- tion of the novel propounded by Rushdie...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Puerto Rican in New York, 1891–1938,” Journal of American Ethnic History 21, no. 1 (2001): 3–49; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, “The World of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg,” in Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores, eds., The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States (Durham, NC: Duke...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 43–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... demand an acceptance of the ceaseless transformations that are the reality of modern social existence. In an article decidedly more critical of the field, Neil Larsen in a provocation to Latin American cultural studies, questioned its existence, and, if it is absent, whether it should be fashioned...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Patrick O'Connor, “Reflections on Iconicity, Celebrity, and Cultural Crossings,” in Dianna C. Niebylski and Patrick O'Connor, eds., Latin American Icons: Fame across Borders (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014), 1–18. 7 For more on border icons, see Robert McKee Irwin, “Joaquín Murrieta...