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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and South America (3). Different spellings often inscribe different academic groundings. Apparently, what gets called maroon age has become much less bounded than what gets called marron age. “Black Metamorphosis” may spell it “marronage,” but the text does not respect...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ronald Cummings This essay uses the concept of “Maroon in/securities” to refer to a number of creative practices of survival and a range of experiences and feelings that converge in the Maroon narrative. These two terms, when brought together, productively facilitate a dialogue between Maroon...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the essay’s purpose is to sketch the transnational community of formerly enslaved and free men and women from whom Schomburg inherited what the author calls his Maroon political consciousness. The essay also emphasizes how Valdés invites African diaspora scholars, activists, educators, artists, and so...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Paul Joseph López Oro This essay uses Kamau Brathwaite’s conceptualizations of the “inner plantation” and “neglected Maroons” in his field-making 1975 essay “Caribbean Man in Space and Time” to meditate on the multiple meanings of home within Garifuna political subjectivity. St. Vincent holds...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
... for the primacy of cultural dynamism, creativity and change. Drawing on ethnographic and philosophical insights gained from his close engagement with the book's protagonist, a Saramaka Maroon healer, Price seeks to transcend (if not nullify) the terms of the “hoary debate” kept alive by these opposed “camps...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 210–217.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Deborah A. Thomas This article reflects upon Richard Price's newest work, Travels with Tooy . In it, the author argues that the book - on the surface, a text about the transmission of esoteric knowledge passed down from “First Time” to the present among Saramaka Maroons - is actually...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... are apparently exotic or marginal peoples, such as the Saramaka Maroons of Suriname, truly part of the Caribbean world? While considering long-standing debates about African continuities vs. New World creativity, and discussing what Michel-Rolph Trouillot has called “the miracle of creolization,” the essay draws...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... surrounding him and his contemporaries. The exchange includes ruminations about marronage and Maroon subjectivity; the futurity of the archive, including its omissions; and a redefining of blackness as a force that ruptures and disrupts facile categorization. In February 1933, Opportunity published...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... grounds as a land commons that produce food sovereignty and communal identity. Then he represents the Jamaican Maroons’ local ecological knowledge as a source of resistance to plantation economies. Using Sylvia Wynter’s environmental theories of resistance, this essay argues that Wedderburn’s political...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Rueda’s 1998 Las metamorfosis de Makandal , in which François Makandal is imagined as a protean god. The author argues that Rueda’s Makandal is best understood as the embodiment of the vanguard poetic movement, Pluralismo . The Maroon becomes a central figure in the island’s story, as well as a figure...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... out by the epic story of the Haitian Revolution or by the anticolonial struggle but rather in terms of the politics of practical activity. 13 Freedom for maroons was often fleeting and provisional. It required living on the margins of the plantation system and, at times, negotiating...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
... (the symbolic free space of the Maroons and obeahmen/women), she understands Why the ants had sent her this message to come to the wood where the wound of the flower, its gangrene, its rage festering for centuries, reeked with corrupted blood, seeped the pustular drops...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., the question of how to think freedom takes on a different tenor. Similarly, the turn to marronage and Maroons encircled by freedom’s violence is not an adequate frame for thinking post-Enlightenment black desires for freedom. Flight is not freedom, and neither is subterfuge. Marronage is a temporal self...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 123–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of lading and recounting the story of the child who was the first Maroon. He had been taught to read and write by some wayward priest, when for a slave to do so was a crime punishable by death. Hégésippe consequently risked his life in creating his record. So this particular “voice,” the words scratched...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 156–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... There was the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1804, the revolt of the Caribs in St. Vincent in 1795, and the Maroon uprisings in Jamaica in 1795. While Steele correctly links Fedon’s Rebellion with the French Revolution, she does not elaborate on the general implications for the wider Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the Maroons to “humanize their mountainous interior with adaptations of their own culture.” Wynter then observed that aboriginal culture died with the Indians, making it “difficult to speak of acculturation since it was largely the response of one culture to new conditions.” Clearly, this mention of early...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... with those for whom such evasions are neither possible nor desirable—not least because fleeing to the hills results in its own kind of concretizing fixture. In the wake of abolition, for example, the once heroic maroons are seen as anachronistic, impotent, and ultimately irrelevant to the massive...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Rebellion of 1865, Maud is violently raped by six men, led by a Maroon who is complicit with the colonial authorities. 24 So violent is the rape that Aunt Maud has to self-medicate using local herbs to address the wounding and infection that sets in, exacerbated by the fact that she then has to walk...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to 1946, the story reveals the country’s troubled relationship with its traumatic past. Glissant frames and interrupts the story with a conversation about history between the healer Papa Longoué, the last living descendant of the Maroons, and Mathieu Béluse, a young intellectual keen...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
... covered in a fake velvet, arranged in sets of one or often two couches, plus armchairs often providing upholstered seating. . . . The maroon of the upholstery may be picked up in curtains, carpets, coverings for tables, artificial flowers such as roses and countless other decorations, amounting...