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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Joan Flores-Villalobos This essay explores the archival presence of West Indian women in the archives of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the biggest repository of original documents regarding the construction of the Panama Canal. Using a 1909 photograph of a nude black West Indian woman found in a...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Migration had generated these social, political, and cul- tural networks that constituted an emerging West Indian com- munity and provided the means by which women could share domestic practices...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 41–59.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Faith Smith “You Know You’re West Indian if . . Codes of Authenticity in Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain Faith Smith he moment that makes Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain possible is marked by the anxieties of a global Caribbean community, located in Brooklyn, Bridgetown, Brix...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised: Contemporary White West Indian Writers and Their Negotiation of Race Kim Robinson-Walcott It is not a question of relinquishing privilege. It is a question of grasping more of...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard Taken together, C. L. R. James’s 1933 political pamphlet The Case for West-Indian Self Government and 1936 novel Minty Alley reveal the author’s competing visions of relations between Africans and Indians in the British West Indies. In The Case for West-Indian Self...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Indian Fiction by Women and Cooper's Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender, and the “Vulgar” Body of Jamaican Popular Culture make visible the diversity of women's writing and various forms of theorizing around issues of gender that were always already part of West Indian history, even if they had not...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Black Internationalisms: West Indian Radicals and The Practice of Diaspora Michelle Stephens ne of Claude McKay’s unique contributions to the fi eld of transnational black studies was his ability to bridge the multiple cultural worlds of the African dias- Opora. As much as...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Glyne Griffith Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature Glyne Griffi th etween 1943 and 1958, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), through its General Overseas Service, produced a radio program that was...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Caribbean Voices literary radio program broadcast to the region between 1943 and 1958. During this fifteen-year period leading up to federation, Caribbean Voices broadcast West Indian literature, as well as critical commentary by the program’s longest serving editor, Henry Swanzy, that generally emphasized...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 86–98.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Laurence A. Breiner Edward Baugh's essay “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History” (1977) presents the quarrel as a condition rather than an event and investigates this specifically Caribbean psychopathology and the defense mechanisms associated with it. The investigation implicitly...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... about otherness and difference constituted in relation to the universal unmarked category of the West. Second, that this relation between anthropology and alterity can be fully exposed only by tracing the historical emergence of the West through its imaginative and material relations with others—a...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... constitutes the nonarrival of postcoloniality as it is anticipated by Frantz Fanon's periodization of fraternal violence. The familial murder embodies an unbroken period of self-killing that warrants a critical reexamination of the provisions of our postcoloniality and the terms of West Indian identity...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
... approximately 16 × 34 × 8 in. each. Photographs by the author homage to Botticelli's Venus in the mulatto hybridity of The West Indian Washer-Women , possibly executed in Dominica. This was a transposition of Venus to the West Indies but still through the lens of a Western-trained artist. 19 In Nanan's...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
... domestic help, Ottawa initiated a program whereby a small number of West Indian women were granted conditional entry on a strict quota system, then scattered across the country in as many as seventeen different cities, the vast majority going to Montreal and Toronto. 15 To qualify for the scheme, the...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... makes the deep connections between free trade and freeing slaves legible. The practical and theoretical coincidence of these nineteenth-century developments as well as Taylor’s reconstruction of a West Indian tradition of political economy provide a new way of conceptualizing colonial economic violence...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., 2002); Rhoda Reddock, Women, Labour, and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History (London: Zed, 1994); Verene Shepherd, Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 1992); Madhavi Kale, Fragments of Empire: Capital, Slavery, and Indian...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., West Indian women. Ironically, the myth of native hypersexuality is molded into a lived reality. Such a construction relies on ideological violence and limiting paradigms that risk essentializing sexuality as a native practice. This is not my goal. Instead, I wrestle with how destructive ideologies...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... based on Costa Rican archives. Velma Newton, The Silver Men: West Indian Labour Migration to Panama, 1850–1914 (Mona: ISER/University of the West Indies, 1984), is based on archival research in Barbados and Panama. Giovanetti, “Caribbean Studies” (80–84), draws on archives in Britain, Cuba, Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
... compared to the “delicate”—and less pub- licly visible—East Indian women.³ ese English perceptions of the pathological masculinity of black Caribbean women, highlighted against other racialized femininities such as those of white and Asian women, were—and arguably still are...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and Nira Yuval-Davis, Woman-Nation-State (London: Macmillan, 1989). 20. Ania Loomba, Colonialism/Postcolonialism (London: Routledge, 1988), 217. 21. D. Alissa Trotz, “Behind the Banner of Culture: Gender, Race and the Family in Guyana,” New West Indian Guide 77, nos. 1 and 2 (2003): 5–29...