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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Melanie J. Newton This essay explores the narrative of “aboriginal absence,” arguably the foundational colonial myth of Caribbean history. Since the early colonial period, the space of the “native” in the Caribbean context has been treated as a space left vacant for others to fill. Beginning in the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45–61.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to an imperial power than a set of concrete cultural attributes, advancing an argument that is more political than essentialist. While examining how this indigenous rhetoric envisions relations with the aboriginal Taino, the author demonstrates the strengths, limitations, and contradictions of a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 162–169.
Published: 01 July 2017
... don't feel it 'til you drop. plop . You didn't remember much in those last days but that your mother was an Aborigine; the fire up defiance in your skin make your cheeks blush. Eve of your burial, your line show up itself in a house of women ready to slit the throats of small sheep...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
... necropolitics of sex tourism. 35 Ibid., xiv. 36 The Indian Act in Canada was “designed to regulate interracial [Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal] marital relations and the categorization of mixed-race offspring.” If women married non-Aboriginals they and their children would be denied...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Aborigines Protection Society as well as officials of the Colonial Office for contributions. A year had elapsed between his initial solicitation and June 1914, when the Anti-slavery and Aborigines Protection Society informed the Colonial Office that “Mr. Marcus Garvey has applied to the Anti-Slavery and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 124–149.
Published: 01 September 2005
... interpretation I mean that I worked out on paper the way in which space is fi lled on a fl at surface, some Haitian paintings reminding me of what intuitive painters or aboriginal Australian indigenous artists do—a way of fi lling in a space. Th e similarity is that they...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
...), and on the other hand from aboriginal.” 8 In this way, a creole person could be either white or black, colonizer or colonized, thereby instantiating colonialism's original inscription in ambiguity, difference, and geography. But even more striking is the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica definition...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... subjects” (chapter 3) were worked out at the expense of “heathen” (97) indentured others such as Indians, issues that go beyond gender. I should note here, though, that this mimetic dialectic of alterity was first introduced in favor of the Aboriginal Indians against African slave populations, in the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Walter Raleigh and Francis Drake give way to the fluid, experimental, and “magical” discourse of imagined aboriginal and Maroon ances- 16 Wilson Harris, “Tradition and the West Indian Novel,” in Tradition, the Writer, and Society: Critical Essays (London: New Beacon, 1967), 31...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., particularly Caribbean historiography, “is an exercise of enormous difficulty … because its success will be limited by the scholar's aboriginal concept and perception of wholes.” He follows by demanding a rethinking of traditional models of analysis in favor of a “multi-dimensional model,” one via which...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
... about the strange customs of the aboriginal Caribs and Arawaks; it was impossible now to set them in the landscape. History was the Trinidad five-cent stamp: Raleigh discovering the Pitch Lake. History was also a fairy-tale not so much about slavery as about its abolition, the good defeating the bad...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... nonfigurative elements. On the one hand, his paintings reflected his interests in such things as aboriginal South American culture, cosmology, and the music of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. On the other hand, his work also declared an interest in form, shape, color, and composition. London-based...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of empire was at the heart of mid-nineteenth- century British self-imagining, with peoples such as the “Aborigines” in Australia and the “negroes” in Jamaica serving as markers of difference separating “civilised” English from “savage” others. Along with other historians...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
... word,” 14 that is to say, no one who legitimately owned the land. Thus, representationally, the figure of the aboriginal could be placed, displaced, and shifted in the landscape at will, in the same way that the squatter can be displaced or shifted at will, since the place she occupies does not...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
... American Indian in the United States, the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, or the aboriginal peoples of Australia. Each provides iconographic evidence of the constitutive force of politics and ideology in the transformation of literal conquest into symbolic rehabilita- tion. These...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times (Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 2007), 225–26. 4 See Mayra Santos-Febres, Yo misma fui mi ruta: La maravillosa vida de Julia de Burgos (Carolina, PR: Municipio Autónomo de Carolina, 2016), 184. 5 “No one is a prophet in their own...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., for Glissant, constitutes Relation) derives not from an inherent or essential condition of blackness but from the experiences of slavery and oppression that define black history and resistance in oral traditions and popular memory without “enacting a regressive search for an aboriginal and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Caribbean, we should split the trochee apart and re-fuse it. Perhaps we need not fl y from the sign of the Republic but rather, fi ssured, speak of its aboriginal woe. 1 8 . G l i ssa n t , Poetics of Relation, 25. 19. Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Refl ections on the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., for instance, the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection societies drafted resolutions against forced labor in postwar South Africa, it was Pan-African activists such as the Afro-Caribbean J. E. Quinlan who pressed for clear language against the conscription of all peoples of African descent within...