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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... approach her more recent works— The World Is a High Hill (2012), a collection of twelve stories, and “Nothing's Mat,” a novel awaiting its publisher. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Me and My Head-Hurting Fiction Erna Brodber It sometimes bothers me that my children and grandchildren cannot...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Caribbean in/securities Erna Brodber Nothing’s Mat fractals This essay serves as an introduction to a special section on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
... come in?” She must have looked ill. His wife let her in. She could smell bread, some kind of vegetable, buttery lentils, comfort. She looked around the small, neat drawing room, tasteful cushion covers on a ruby-colored sofa and a brocade panel of Quranic verse. Silk prayer mats hung on the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... which the long history of US black captivity spanning slavery and what he terms “the old order of segregation which in reality was nothing but a new form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity” is now languishing “on its death-bed” as black Americans begin to enter “the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... SX20 • June 2006 • Nicole Matos | 45 the shadow or reflection exist only in proximity to or in contiguity with that which is its cause. Nothing else visually, apart from shadows and reflections, so insists on the holding together of the metaphoric and metonymic.16 This “holding...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 124–134.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of my tea cup, Glissant arrives late, dripping frost on the mat, ties his goat to my chair’s leg, falls asleep mumbling drafts of a new novel. I hear only salt and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 February 2008
... back across the river, she could not see the tree, the river was so wide. SX25 • February 2008 • Ian Gregory Strachan | 107 Able Seaman James H. Hanna J entered the apartment and shook the rain off. He wiped his feet on the mat and dropped...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 170–177.
Published: 01 July 2012
... up vex-vex like he about to cuss you, he eye cokey and have a wild look, the raggedy beard and the thick-thick locks, hanging in two-three dense clotted mat like a old coconut fibre doormat. You feel anybody could put God out they thoughts to even say morning or evening when they pass him...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., in a self-declarative act, perform a reverse transformation by reclaiming matted hair that has been perceived as aesthetically loathsome. As anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere reasons, “there are no snake hairs in nature, so it’s possible that Medusa’s snakes are only matted locks.”22 19...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (Mouvman endépandantis mat- initj launched by Alfred Marie-Jeanne, who was elected to the highest political position of Martinique.14 Arguably, Ecrire en pays dominé, an essay published five years after the launch of MODEMAS, bears traces of bitterness and disappointment resulting from the mixed...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 30–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... according to a specific patented technique with a specially developed tool. In contrast to the messier, matted kind of dreadlocks some Rastas wear, this hairstyle offers a more elegant, polite form of dreadlocks. Not coincidentally perhaps, Sisterlocks originates from the United States...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14–31.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., 1985). 4. Fick, The Making of Haiti, 163. 5. Cited in Mats Lundahl, Peasants and Poverty: A Study of Haiti (New York: St. Martin’s, 1979), 260. 6. Stein, Léger Félicité Sonthonax, 145. 16 | SX27 • Turning the Tide tend only one’s own garden, or to live in the forest, as a maroon free...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 17–38.
Published: 01 February 2007
... warden for some favorite, they advocated boards whose members were completely elected by rate payers.15 One critic predicted that if the governor had authority to appoint all five members, the Municipal Board would be: nothing more than the Legislative Council on a small...