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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 (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...— marronner , to maroon or to go maroon , to marronize —a memory and fluency manifest in Wynter and her “Césairean” work for the future. 7 The vital reference points for a hemispheric or international black intellectual history in Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 128–135.
Published: 01 July 2023
... of “picaroon” warfare. Attempting to consider the condition of instability and ungovernability and the current crises of Haiti in light of Maroon histories poses the question of whether the concept of “social banditry” has any value when generalized banditry comes to permeate an entire country amid...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 136–145.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Corinna Campbell; Tolin Alexander This essay features discussions with and among Suriname Maroons engaged in cultural work about the names they choose in self-reference. Maroon is just one choice of many; others include Fiiman (free person) and Busikondeesama (hinterland person). Each name...
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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 (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 122–127.
Published: 01 July 2023
...SJ Zhang This essay proposes the historical term simarrona (used in colonial Louisiana archives) as a heuristic for unlearning certain reading practices of the term maroon and its persistent “etymology plot.” Simarrona not only troubles the neat linguistic geographies of the term maroon...
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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. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020...
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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 (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 201–204.
Published: 01 July 2023
... © 2023 by Small Axe, Inc. 2023 T olin A lexander is a theater maker. His intercultural and interdisciplinary work draws inspiration from Suriname’s multiethnic culture, particularly as it relates to his own Maroon culture and traditions. He participates in numerous national...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Caribbean history, not in the terms set 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...
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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
.... For black peoples, unfreedom is the sine qua non of our very being, given our invention as the outcome of transatlantic slavery. Take, for example, the “deportation” to Nova Scotia in 1796 of the Maroons from Trelawney Town, Jamaica. This “deportation” opens up the question of what exactly was Maroon...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 123–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... is true of the culture Glissant has recorded. I can only hope it retains some of the beauty and poetry. There is an ellipsis in “runaway slave”: the master, the planter who “owns” this person and will send dogs and men out on his (or, rarely, her) trail. Maroons, however, had the power to be admired...
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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
... or ‘little tradition’ of the society.” 30 In an analysis of Jamaica's 1831 Baptist War Brathwaite identifies Caliban as “the black/slave rebel, trying, from cultural impulse, to return to align himself with his submerged/maroon ancestral heritage as represented by Sycorax , his mother.” 31...