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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 10. The Jamaican government destroying Shanty Town, off Foreshore Road (renamed Marcus Garvey Drive), in 1966. © 1966 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 11. One of the two tractors used in the operation to destroy Shanty Town got stuck in the swamp. © 1966 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Figure 10. The Jamaican government destroying Shanty Town, off Foreshore Road (renamed Marcus Garvey Drive), in 1966. © 1966 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. ...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
...,” and “Shanty Town People” narrate casual violence from local hustlers and the uncontrollable noise of a vibrant, if sometimes dangerous, soundscape: “Fire and brimstone up in Laventille / . . . / They drinking, they cussing, they fighting / Beating pan, they beating and bup-bup!” 22 In a remarkable footnote...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 174–185.
Published: 01 October 2006
... the disposability of each of these terms, slackness, and culture. Slackness and culture as persistent themes are even deposed when necessary. Many performers discredit their applicability as Lady Saw and Stacey demonstrate. As shanty town dwellers or the children of shanty town dwellers, doubly negated...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on the outskirts of the city [of Kingston] developed during the period of rapid population growth which took place after 1953. … The oldest squatter settlements were at Trench Town and Back-O-Wall on the fringes of the tenements; with interruptions, squatters had been living in the latter area since the 1930s...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: e Rastafari Reader, ed. Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, William David Spen- cer and Andrian Anthony McFarlane (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 286: Desmond Dekker’s song “Ooo Shantytown,” from e Harder ey Come soundtrack, “memorial[izes]” the bulldozing of shanty- towns, which...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 111–119.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... “Th ere used to be water here,” my mother always said when she was alive, not half dead, as she is now (at least in my thoughts), ssmallmall living in California with her fourth husband. Th ere are no cruise ships today, these aaxexe fl oating cities come to this town from Monday...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
... this cataloging impulse had been in Roach’s early poems as well, citing lines from one of them: And now I drown in the groundswell of poverty No love can quell. I am the shanty town Banana, sugar cane and cotton man; Economies are soldered with my sweat Here...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in her hand, holding it up towards the faces of strangers who sidestepped her. When the sun began throwing long shadows, Petal veered off the main street grid, crossing the old river that led to the other side of town. On this side, drinking men spilled out from shanty bars with their nasty stale urine...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
... obscure its cosmopolitan dependence on the history of recorded sound with an overcompensatory microrealism of urban blackness. And when Africa began to claim space via its own electronic scenes and sounds—from Lagos to Accra, and Luanda to Cape Town—it did so not via roots but by way of the digital...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 124–144.
Published: 01 March 2022
... this place here at Irish Town as developing into a Caribbean Research Archive Centre & after she died I continued working towards this in her memory—when like the hurricane lick me down but not out—let me tell you.” Hurricane Gilbert was Kamau’s second catastrophe, one that injected reality into his...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... existence are paralleled by the overtly political crisis that has befallen her town. The novel is set against the backdrop of a communal power inversion whereby the formerly dominant mulatto elite has been brought low by a rising noiriste state power. 46 Specifically, a government official named Caledu...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 117–146.
Published: 01 November 2023
...’ Black jobless inner cities and their correlated prison system,” suggesting that, once these connections are made, “we can link them to the state of the Third World and its large-scale shanty-town favela jobless archipelagoes. In this context, both states can also be linked to the state of the planetary...