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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2019
...David Scott Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 In memory of Teshome Gabriel I had imagined arriving in Addis Ababa to the thumping soundtrack of Dennis Brown’s “The Promised Land” or Third World’s “Journey to Addis,” full, in other words, of the rhythms of an enchanted...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
... languages as media of expression . . . and in addi- tion to Arabic languages, African discourses developed writing capabilities in European languages” (p. 44). < e consequent delegitimizing of African/a thought is paralleled by the implicit philosophizing in Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... dissolves the individual relationship of desire. The sexual encounter between master and slave is necessarily a rape, evacuating erotic and loving desire. Addi- tionally, Dana expels the thought of incest. While genealogical relationships can be creatively reinvented and inverted...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... simultaneously accepted and revised this understanding by highlighting Creole as evidence of specific African roots as well as of a distinctive Trinidadian particularity, in addi- tion to providing a basis for an intellectual engagement with other Creoles of the world and with philology...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
... and inflated on the cover of Les métamorphoses de l’oiseau schizophone, 4: La nocturne connivence des corps inverses by the addi- tion of many more eyes, noses, and mouths, which have been drawn on top of the contours of the original huddled bodies.27 Thus, the added drawing turns the representation...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 15–44.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., and Empress Zawditu. Under Menelik, he was a financial controller of the imperial treasury; he then participated in creating the unsuccessful Bank for the Development of Trade and Agriculture in Abyssinia. Under Lij Iyassu, he worked as a city counselor of Addis Ababa and then was appoint...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 September 2004
....⁴ In addi- tion, these strategies can also be examined in relation to the means by which they have been “distributed” in geography; that is, we can explore the ways in which discourses of space (and the built environment) are embedded with notions of power. One example...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa. Haile Selassie was alleged to be a direct descendant of King Solomon and Queen Makeda of Sheba and also bore the title King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. When black people saw...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 111–124.
Published: 01 October 2006
... One of Sistren’s founding members, Afolashade, directly linked these travels and their ability to secure addi- tional international funding: “Our international success helped us to form networking links with other regional and international groups. Our funding sources increased...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of Ethiopia during its invasion by fascist Italian forces in the 1930s; the land was given by the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie Asmara —the capital city of Eritrea Addis Ababa —the capital of Ethiopia Cairo —the capital of Egypt “The King” (as in “riding on the King’s Highway”)—Emperor Haile...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the independent nation and the uniqueness of what that nation had to offer. However, it would be a mistake to reduce ska to celebration. Drawing on Rastafarian desires for literal and metaphorical repatriation to Africa, in compositions for the Skatalites such as “Addis Ababa,” the trombone genius Don Drummond...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 19–36.
Published: 01 October 2006
... during the early years of indenture. Disproportionate sex ratios created possibilities for a certain sexual freedom among women, a freedom to dictate their own terms of availability or inaccessibility to multiple male partners, whether Indian or African. In addi- tion, modest (though unequal) wages...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 33–48.
Published: 01 July 2023
...); Yale University, as the Henry Louis Gates Jr. Lecture (April 2018); Addis Ababa University (April 2019); SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (July 2022); University of Ghana, Legon (November 2022); and most recently, the University of Manchester, as the Arthur Lewis Lecture (March 2023). However much I feel...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... allowed for a broader narrative of belonging to be sealed in Afro-Creole nationalist discourse. Addi- tionally, it is this narrative that Burnham calls upon in his defense against Venezuelan ncursions.i The El Dorado myth, therefore, as one of inheritance, provided the ultimate way in which to understand...