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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Communist Claudia Jones, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008; 311 pages; ISBN 978-0-8223-4116-1 (paper). Locating the Transnational in Postwar African American History Kevin Gaines In 1975, writing very much in the moment of global “Black Liberation” struggles emerging out...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Kenneth Bilby Richard Price's Travels with Tooy culminates with a series of reflections on a fundamental fissure that has persisted in the theorization of African American culture. On one side are those who stress African cultural continuity of various kinds, and on the other, those who argue...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 66–80.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Walter Rodney African History in the Service of the Black Liberation Walter Rodney nitially I had written a short supplementary paper to that which was to be presented by Mr. Richard Moore.¹ * erefore, the order having been inverted, it places me in a rather tricky position. I...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 132–141.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the essay’s purpose is to sketch the transnational community of formerly enslaved and free men and women from whom Schomburg inherited what the author calls his Maroon political consciousness. The essay also emphasizes how Valdés invites African diaspora scholars, activists, educators, artists, and so...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 50–65.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in the conjunction of past, present, and future through the registers of diagnostician and participant in political mobilization. The author argues that Rodney’s analogy of the historian as medical doctor generates a critique of romantic depictions of the African past and draws on the language of Marxism to track...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: Black Empire Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962, Michelle Stephens. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0822335514 African American Manhood...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 98–108.
Published: 01 July 2023
... questions of ethnicity and racialization. It further attends to the significance of this work on and in Trinidad, given the refusal of Africanness at the time the book first appeared. Today, Trinidad and Tobago is often considered “the Emancipation Capital of the World,” with its Emancipation Day...
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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 4 “Freddy Johnson, an African-American jazz musician who was interned in Tittmoning from January 1942 until February 1944, plays the piano.” Photographer unknown. Tittmoning, Bavaria, Germany, circa 1943–February 1944. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. Courtesy More
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 6. James VanDerZee, “UNIA African Legion,” 1924. © Donna Mussenden VanDerZee More
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Tsitsi Ella Jaji This essay takes its cue from Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics . Chude-Sokei’s specific Caribbean matrix of technologically oriented poetics of the human is extended to African and African American texts, illustrating how blackness...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and critiques European historiographical methods. Whereas writers such as Aimé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor present Negritude, paradoxically, as both establishing continuity between the modernist present and the African past and marking a historical break from their poetic predecessors, Sainville argues...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 18–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and African Trinidadians have articulated trust and influence through ethnoracial difference. J. Brent Crosson constructs both a counterhistory of ethnoracial relations in Trinidad and a counternarrative to culturalist explanations for contemporary violence to foreground less-legible forms of interracial...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi Part of the larger book project “Empire, Nation, Diaspora: Cape Town and Constituting a Black Archive,” this essay explores two Caribbean intellectuals, Eric Walrond and Henry Sylvester Williams, who included the South African Cape in their mappings of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... establishes connections between Puerto Ricans and Dominicans through an understanding of their shared marginalization as black subjects. This has important implications for African diaspora theory, which has typically neglected Puerto Rican and Dominican engagements with blackness. Calderón disrupts two...
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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 (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Century to the Present (2018) is that efforts against antiblackness (and a concomitant anti-Haitianness) in the Dominican Republic cannot be accompanied by the tired chastisement that Dominicans do not perform their African descent in ways appealing to the US gaze. In other words, the faster we can accept...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of African origins provided interwar black artists such as Dunham with a tantalizing possibility of Pan-African solidarity through which they could mobilize their desire for connection with an obscured past and an imagined community in the present. When Dunham found her 1930s fieldwork inevitably run aground...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nancy Raquel Mirabal The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the premier center of African American and Afro-diasporic studies. Yet, as the literary scholar Vanessa Valdés argues, we know little of the center’s namesake and his drive to collect and establish a renowned archive...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the abolitionist narrative that liberal, individualist freedoms should be spread from England to the West Indies. Wedderburn instead instructs his white, lower-class readers in London about already existing African Jamaican practices of insurrectionary land and food reclamation. First, he champions the provision...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 186–197.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Eddie Chambers This discussion essay on Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands considers the contrasting ways the dominant society and the people of the African diaspora approach and regard research into family histories. Beginning with reflections on the somewhat dreaded...