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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and are now held in France. Examining the history of this archive that stands as a metaphor for Swedish colonial amnesia, this essay discusses the reluctance in Sweden to recognize a past that goes against a self-image untainted by slavery and colonialism. The essay also discusses a project that aims to open...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Miguel, Con-federating the Archipelago, a special section of Small Axe 61 (2020), and she translated the poetry collection Spinning Mill (2019) by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias. fredrik thomaSSon is an associate professor of history at Uppsala University, where he works on the Swedish possession (1784 1878...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the baton Trouillot handed us and ask ourselves what other than our historicist ways of thinking renders History's sans papiers and the stories told about them so distinctly “unthinkable”? This essay was written while I held a Fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in Uppsala. My...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the imbrications of natural history, colonization, and slavery have at times operated at the level of discourse—focusing their attention, for example, on how descriptions of plant reproduction served as metaphors for human sexuality. 25 A central text in such studies is Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus’s widely...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... is your ticket, your free ride / on the Titanic: a cruise back to slavery .” 63 I was going to kill myself. —Dj ——— When I began [ Black Skin, White Masks ], I wanted to devote one section to a study of the death wish among Negroes. —Frantz Fanon With his epidermalization, Dj ——— 's...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in their ancestors places. Antillean art is this restoration of our shattered histories, our shards of vocabulary, our archi- pelago becoming a synonym for pieces broken off from the original continent Walcott delivered these observations before the Swedish crown, entrenched in what he...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to alternative sources—in particular, art produced in the camps and coverage from the period in the African American press. In March 1944, of the 329 American prisoners at Tittmoning 28 were repatriated to the United States on the Swedish liner SS Gripsholm . Among these were 6 African American prisoners...
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