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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Kerry White This essay tells the story of a caldosa (both a stew and the gathering where it is served) hosted in 2016 by a network of Black lesbian activists in Havana, Cuba, that took place on the morning after the Pulse massacre in Orlando, Florida. The author explores the caldosa as both...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 170–180.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 28  archM 2009 • Terry Boddie   |  177 Ferry 178  |  The Residue of Memory Jumbie 28  archM 2009 • Terry Boddie   |  179 Flight 180  |  The Residue of Memory Pulse ...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 1–6.
Published: 01 July 2011
... space. li- ke in Canaris Major where she is born. like Sirius rising. which i can feel like hori- zone. blowing in petals & pulses. blinding me w/its brilliance of oris . fuellin into my ears in a wide waste of words i have nvr heard of before. like speaking graffi- tti...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 151–158.
Published: 01 July 2021
... have returned “home” to Dominica, land of sunshine, hurricanes, and volcanic energy. Living here, I feel a greater sense of belonging and connection to my drumbeat pulse. Nature lures me to the rusty sugarcane rollers shrouded by an entanglement of healing herbs. Roots dig deep, cracking solid stone...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 140–144.
Published: 01 October 2006
... SX21 • October 2006 • Christian Campbell | 143 What the Vibe Is I will have to say, like water. When I do what I want to do. People come running but I tell them, Leave me, man, and go back to checking my pulse. In the mirror sometimes. My mouth. On the bridge of the song I see...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of the instruments and voices to articulate the rhythm and the melody in dialogue, the call and response. : e sound engineer and producer (in some cases the same person) work to layer the instruments in an integrated fashion so that the “riddim” becomes a heavy rolling pulse infused...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2004
... ey stand together in their distinctiveness. My hope, though, is that they may serve as an inventory—at once lucid and provocative—of what seems to me the still quick pulse of the intellectual and aesthetic imaginations of our Guyana. London—New York...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 211–222.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in the wind at every sunrise. I believe you let them think you were dead to survive. In my story I am your long-lost granddaughter, stolen away by the writers of high school history books, the pulsing vein between us severed as I slept many lifetimes in a bed that was not my own, (story...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and often anticompassionate ways, Muñoz found refuge in his resolute commitment to that better world, an enduring conviction evident in more than fifteen years of scholarship, his manera de ser , and the company he left behind. The pulse of these convictions is part of a revolutionary sensibility...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 119–123.
Published: 01 October 2008
... into the Martinican native land, with the following particu- larities. Notebook is not a realistic, descriptive text, but there is nothing closer to the rhythms, the suffocations, and the pulse of that reality; it is not a text of triumphalist exaltation, and yet it was to become a source...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
...); and Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora , Royal West of England Academy (2016). In 2016, she completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. L aura A nderson B arbata works in Brooklyn and Mexico. Since 1992 she has worked primarily in the social realm...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 140–144.
Published: 01 July 2010
... pulsing through my room, a visible heartbeat, as water fills the drains, rivers, seas, and every living soul. Wood and tin houses wash down from their precarious stilts, but the children who used to call them home still play in the opaque floodwaters. And I, Kioni, which...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., emotional, and physical. It is about sharing the experience of a moment, a pulse, a movement. It is about engaging in a form of sociality.18 The variety of contacts or public intimacies that soca artists establish with the crowds ranges from expressing together one’s sense of national belonging...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 170–178.
Published: 01 September 2004
... originality and idiosyncratic perspective, but it does mean that these should be exercised with a great deal of sensitivity and with a tuning in to the beat of what could be called the “collective pulse.” Th e bottom line is, Redemption Song does not speak to most Jamaicans. It does not speak...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leticia Alvarado This essay is a brief reflection on Ana Mendieta's Silueta Series, the Cuban diaspora, Latinidad, and ultimately brownness, after the loss of José E. Muñoz. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Ana Mendieta brownness Latinidad Cuba Me haces falta . The phrase animates the pulse...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to the lingering questions of Non-Sovereign Futures . The first is the hideous massacre of forty-nine people at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. In the wake of the massacre, media outlets struggled to make sense of the full horror of the crime, limited by their attempt to thread a needle through...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... it was granted independence in 1962. Norman Manley, who was conceivably at least partly the inspiration for Hearne’s Mark Lattimer, was the architect of Jamaica’s independence and would have led the country into independence were it not for one fatal mistake: his misreading of the pulse of the masses when he...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of that archive; dance floors let us see that the stepping and swaying and pulsing and shifting, the performances of gender or race or status or nation, the degrees of social transgression or conformity, matter as well. Before I turn to my questions for Vazquez, there is a detail I want to linger...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in a country of black congregations, da odils and tulips in a land of ram-goat roses and Poinciana trees Their work re ected, in Manley s appraisal, nothing virile nor original, nor in any real sense creative and above all that is an expression of the deeply rooted hidden pulse of the country Manley suspected...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that this engagement has given it new life. 27 Steel Pulse, “Handsworth Revolution,” Handsworth Revolution (London: Island UK, 1978); Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Could You Be Loved,” Uprising (New York: Island USA, 1980). See also Burning Spear, Marcus Garvey (New York: Mango Records, 1975...