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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Caroline Mackenzie Poking fun at the traditional American style of hard-boiled crime fiction, this satirical piece follows two misogynistic bounty hunters through the Trinidadian rainforest as they track down the people responsible for humiliating a ruthless mogul of the poultry industry...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
... representations of Indo-Caribbean people in fiction: specifically (Trinidadian) Espinet’s objection to a short story by (Jamaican) Olive Senior. It seems to me that one could make useful distinctions between Afro-Jamaican writers’ fictional representations of Indo- Jamaicans in their fiction...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... on Trinidadian TV. Richard: I have to say, I am kind of a little bit obsessed with trying to get details right, but of course documentaries are different from fiction. But, I remember when television came to Trinidad and Tobago in 1962, and you'd watch the test pattern and an hour of programming a day. I...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... But in the Caribbean context I would suggest that the black/brown woman haunts Rupert Gray with the issue of lineage, or tradition, and a distance has to be maintained from her potential stain. The countess might be a wealthy liberal, distinguishing herself from Trinidadian whites in her willingness to admire...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a sort of navel-gazing that translated to cultural and intellectual isolationism, a reticence to engage with the outside world. By contrast, some two decades later, the Trinidadian fiction writer Samuel Selvon offered an affirming figuration of insular life in his second novel, An Island Is a World...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... people had damaged the temple: “It was vandalized many times before but this time was the worst.”1 This was a precedent in religious intolerance in Trinidad—the perpetrators have not been identified or caught and rumors abound, damaging to all Trinidadians. “We have the blood...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... musical performance and consumption can play a complementary role to historically-oriented scholarship on Trinidadian music by capturing dimensions of musical experience that are not readily preserved in the historical record.”1 In this essay I focus on live performances of soca from 1993...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Biennial de La Habana. S hivanee N. R amlochan is a Trinidadian poet and fiction writer whose creative writing has been published in tongues of the ocean , Draconian Switch , and the Caribbean Review of Books . An alumna of the 2010 Cropper Foundation...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 274–277.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Jongo Slavery Songs (2013). M arlon G riffith (whose work appears on the cover of this issue) is a Trinidadian-born artist who lives and works in Nagoya, Japan. He started his career as a Carnival designer (a mas' man), a background that deeply shapes his work as a contemporary visual artist. He...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... King, C. L. R. James and Creolization: Circles of Influence (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2001). 11 See Walton Look Lai, “C. L. R. James and Trinidadian Nationalism,” in Paget Henry and Paul Buhle, eds., C. L. R. James’s Caribbean (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996), 174...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Solbiac, “Revising Female Indian Memory: Ramabai Espinet's Reconstruction of an Indo-Trinidadian Diaspora in The Swinging Bridge ,” in Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pirbhai, eds., Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women's Literature (New York: Routledge, 2013), 233. 10 Coleman, “Epistemological...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of Iniva marked by the social structure and dynamics of the plantation, accounts of mostly fictionalized but also real-life characters from the 1838–1948 period on the Trinidadian plantation. The story strands comprise a series of interrelated monologues and dialogues written by Guyanese dub poet...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... the effects of globalization on the spiritual practices of Indigenous and African women and women of African descent. Nicole Awai is a Trinidadian multi-media artist who lives and works in New York City. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in multi-media art at the University of South Florida...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Alison Donnell In this essay Alison Donnell returns to the material object of Edward Baugh's essay, published in the pages of the Trinidadian little magazine Tapia in 1977, in order to re-read the force of its arguments in the context of its own politicocultural history and to assess...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2023
...” and this presumed local or foreign readership. 3 When Warner-Lewis notes that “many Trinidadians refrain from going to even look on at ‘Shango’ ceremonies”—out of respect for and fear of the transfer of vitality and energy associated with such events—she is identifying the complexity of Caribbean people’s...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 237–245.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... While Edmondson here provides a strong and compelling analysis of the poetry and fiction of McKay, the striking achievement of this chapter is to juxtapose McKay’s literary career with the less well-known figure of Sam Manning, a Trinidadian calypsonian who sometimes performed in blackface and who...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
...: University of Toronto Press, 1972), 33–34; and Algernon Aspinall, The Handbook of the British West Indies (London: West India Committee, 1926), 25, 27. 12 James, The Life of Captain Cipriani, 10, 16. For James, the Indo-Caribbean, and in particular the large Indo-Trinidadian population, did...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
... with Anne Roschelle). She is the 2019–20 secretary/treasurer for the Latino Studies section of the Latin American Studies Association. C aroline M ackenzie is a Trinidadian writer whose short fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in various publications worldwide. In 2017 she was shortlisted...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 51–71.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Trinidadians I was to interview in 1966, when I began fieldwork in Trinidad for my MPhil dissertation. By that time I knew enough of Yoruba phonology and sentence structure to be able to discern that these Trinidad informants were authentic speakers of an African language, in a society, which until then had...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... theoretical concept of the “Caribglobal,” an extremely useful and suggestive term that can help further break down some of the existing divisions in Caribbean studies and in more bounded conceptions of the region and its diasporas. King describes this idea as expanded from the Trinidadian notion of “foreign...