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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... institutions in particular that the black bodies shared between the Southern Caribbean and the US South have to teach us? These are lessons in the afterlife of faith—the vitality of belief among the queer faithful when so much of queer studies has buried spirituality in general, but especially Christianity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Nalini Mohabir This essay engages with visual cues that point to an afterlife of indentureship across a culture, history, and economics of labor, evident as a felt presence or absence in photographic representations of Caribbean persons. The author re-views photographs (both archival and artistic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stephen Best Huey Copeland's Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America can be categorized as the most recent in a long line of scholarly investigations into what has come to be called “the afterlife of slavery”—the general preoccupation with establishing the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of remixing, they engage with the affect and entanglements of family photography to form a visual vocabulary of diasporic kinship. In doing so, the artwork—collages, documentaries, installations—interrogates the afterlife of the nineteenth-century European colonial experiment of Chinese indenture...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., highlighting how this literature has long drawn on matrilineal genealogies to examine indentureship, its afterlife, and its significance for contemporary Caribbean feminisms. Critically seen, a focus on mutilated womanhood as individually experienced overshadows decades of Indo-Caribbean women’s empowerment...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 generations genealogy iconicity afterlife In the summer of 2004 I traveled from California where I was living at the time to New York City to begin research on what would later morph into Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon . 1 In advance of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 203–208.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of community, communities, and the afterlife of the poet, a theme that has defined poetry and the poetic through centuries. In her famous poem “Dadme mi número,” Burgos plays with the afterlife of the poet and the poetic itself, when the poetic voice argues, “¡Dadme mi número, porque si no me...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., of their interdependence is a spiritual act.” 20 In creating an afterlife (to use Benjamin's term) for Creole culture by establishing connections between Creole and French culture, Chamoiseau makes a Martiniquan comprehension of the world participate in historical life. The work of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
... practices by artists such as Roshini Kempadoo and Karran Sahadeo give access to both a visualization of indentureship's practices and to its afterlife. Jordache A. Ellapen's interrogation of renewed attention to indentureship history in South Africa and his discussion of multimedia and performance artist...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
... traumatic afterlife of slavery is also the story of an undying love. “The narrative rituals that recall a history of possession and servitude,” she writes, “are shot through with a love that will not quit.”5 Morrison incorporates black religious practices and knowledge systems into her fiction in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Whereas US-centered Afro-pessimism focuses on the afterlife of slavery, because the Caribbean comprises plantation, colonial, anticolonial, and neocolonial societies, it disrupts the binary between spaces of colonialism versus slavery. 10 As a result, this Jamaican archive delimits theorizing blackness...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of Venus has any value at all it is in illuminating the way in which our age is tethered to hers. A relation which others might describe as a kind of melancholia, but which I prefer to describe in terms of the afterlife of property, by which I mean the detritus of lives with which we have yet...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... words from the poem “Testament” (honoring Nelson Mandela) acknowledge the Haitian spiritual framework according to which death is not the final stage of life. Afterlife and membership in the community of ancestors is the aftermath of the wake that allows the possibility for joy to exist. Morisseau...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of loss, and the promise of an afterlife were singularly pronounced in the rituals of inheritance that Brown elaborates in the chapter “Expectations of the Dead.” Reading these riveting pages on the rights to land and claims of lineage, I am reminded that slavery in the United...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to reproduce the “echo of the original” in the translation, to let something beyond mere linguistic information come through. In “The Task of the Translator,” Benjamin argues that “a translation issues from the original—not so much from its life as from its afterlife,” from a text's continued...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
... key consensus-building features and their afterlife have been addressed and critiqued in the work of a new generation of Dominican historians that emerged in the 1970s. More recently, Dominican cultural critics Silvio Torres-Saillant and Néstor E. Rodríguez have also problematized the survival of this...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... introduces the problem of afterlife or, more precisely, this “impensable mélange” (unthinkable mix) of life in death and death in life that is Chamoiseau's true subject (12). Chamoiseau uses Char's fragment to suggest that the beauty and import of a work is not a result of its continuing existence in the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... on Indian indentureship and its afterlife in postapartheid South Africa also challenges the visual record that has historically conflated the Indian experience with stereotypes of the exploitative, middle-class merchant. Such stereotypes have historically positioned Indians in an antagonistic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Rover pulls up—a tinted window rolls down, a white man leans over to ask where we are going and invites us in for an air-conditioned ride. I must look whiter with my mother by my side; it is not safe to walk the streets, he tells us. There is, Stoler says, a “material and social afterlife of structures...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
... forms of text and media, the journal essay will remain and return as a critical, easily accessible, shareable, and readable mode for published work and study. The print journal's afterlife is not limited to one of nostalgia and the archive; as Jacques Derrida has conceived, writing is the always already...