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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Karen Jaime This essay attends to José E. Muñoz's influence on hispanophone Caribbean studies through the work of Dominican lesbian performance artist Rita Indiana. Jaime argues that in the music video “Da pa' lo' do',” or “There Is Enough for Both,” Indiana uses Muñoz's theory of disidentification...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Guillermina De Ferrari A frequent trope in apocalyptic literature is a war between time and knowledge. Focusing on Rita Indiana’s “cli-fi” novel La mucama de Omicunlé ( Omicunlé’s Maid ), this essay explores the ambiguous role that uncertainty plays in apocalyptic literature. It argues that time...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... (b. 1962), and Rita Indiana Hernández (b. 1977), among others, challenged the Dominican male literary canon and have led to a new wave of literary studies scholarship in the Dominican Republic and the United States. Since the 1990s women writers from the Dominican diaspora, such as Julia Alvarez (b...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 159–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to Heaven (New York: Plume, 1996); Gary Victor, Masi (Montreal: Mémoire d’encrier, 2018). 9 Rita Indiana, Tentacle , trans. Achy Obejas (Sheffield, UK: And Other Stories, 2018). 10 Mimi Sheller, Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene (Durham, NC: Duke University Press...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of younger writers and journalists that includes Rita Indiana Hernández, Rey Enmanuel Andújar, and Alanna Lockward, among others writing in Spanish. Among those writing in English, I would include Junot Díaz and Loida Maritza Pérez. 13 Many existing references to same-sex eroticism and desire among women...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., “One Phallus for Another: Post-dictatorship Political and Literary Canons”) inquire into what Contreras's narratives were counter to in the first place. The subsequent chapters (chapter 4, “Still Loving Papi: Globalized Dominican Subjectivities in the Novels of Rita Indiana Hernández,” and chapter...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
... sexualities exist as an “open secret” in the region. 19 In the context of the Dominican Republic, this was the case for popular artist, musician, and writer Rita Indiana Hernández, who was known to be queer through her social networks; fans were drawn to this queerness in her poetry, novels, and music...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and life, and Rita Indiana, a musician famous in the Dominican Republic who is also an author and artist, made waves when she revealed that she is a lesbian. As with portrayals and images of Caribbean women who desire women, the appearance of more representations of the Caribbean trans male experience...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
... been a fertile ground for articulating alternative views of national identity in and foreign stereotypes of the Caribbean. Artists such as Rita Indiana Hernández, Frank Báez, and Quisqueya Henríquez have challenged normative views of dominicanidad through multimedia aesthetics grounded in a popular...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 187–200.
Published: 01 July 2023
... with the worsening global ecological crisis. As Willis observes, a number of Caribbean writers—Nicole Dennis-Benn, Dionne Brand, Rita Indiana, Marlon James, and Gary Victor among them—share the position that “present realities of postindependence living are so untenable that a wholesale rethinking of its politics...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... unification’ to take place, the process of naming , of demands being brought and quilted together by a shared signifier (such as ‘anticolonialism,’ ‘justice,’ or ‘equality’) is essential” (8; emphasis mine). 2 19 Horn refers to Rita Indiana Hernández's fantastic 2005 novella, Papi . 20...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
.../expanding-the-dialogues-afro-latinx-feminisms/#_edn6 . 18 Some examples include, among others, the works of Rhina Espaillat, Julia Alvarez, Chiqui Vicioso, Josefina Báez, Aurora Arias, Rita Indiana Hernández, Angie Cruz, Nelly Rosario, Loida Maritza Pérez, Ana-Maurine Lara, Raquel Cepeda, Elizabeth...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of representing and understanding Caribbean dictatorial experiences. Furthermore, notions of resistance and oppression become conscious choices that reposition Caribbean subjects from spectators to protagonists. These authors and several others, such as Rita Indiana Hernández, Angie Cruz, Loida Maritza Pérez...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 16–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., the work of Jamaica 7. Ian Smith, “Critics in the Dark,” Journal of West Indian Literature 8, no. 2 (1999): 2–9. 8. Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984), 368–436. Bakhtin’s exact term is “the material bodily lower stratum...