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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Patrick Bryan Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Aiding Imperialism: White Baptists in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica Patrick Bryan atherine Hall’s study is concerned with the imperial mind, with the crucible in which the imperial mind was created (in this case Birmingham), and how...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Petra R. Rivera-Rideau In 2012, reggaeton artist Tego Calderón released a music video for his song “Robin Hood.” The video tells the story of a man who aids a group of undocumented Dominican immigrants to Puerto Rico. Through a close reading of “Robin Hood,” this essay argues that Calderón...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Adriana María Garriga-López This essay addresses the epistemic limits of crisis as a trope for thinking about the future of Puerto Rico in the context of fiscal austerity programs and the combined effects of multiple disasters. Small-scale agriculture and mutual aid offer models of resistance to US...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Chelsey L. Kivland Since 2010, “Jerry” has become Haiti's most prominent graffiti artist. Dealing with the most sensitive issues of the day—disaster, insecurity, illiteracy, aid dependency, corruption, and poverty—he has canvassed Port-au-Prince and other cities with murals that invite compassion...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and an aid to further reflection. k.j.fatah@hum.leidenuniv.nl © Small Axe, Inc. 2023 Anton de Kom Dutch Caribbean canonization Suriname In 2020 Anton de Kom was included among the “fifty windows” onto Dutch history and culture that form the official Canon of the Netherlands. 1...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... are put into the context of larger debates within Jamaica about sovereignty in the wake of US and UK announcements linking budgetary aid to compliance with international LGBT rights norms. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Caribbean nationalism Staceyann Chin autobiography LGBT violence We turn...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 186–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... through disaster capitalism.” 6 This finishing is, I would add, a consequence of what Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo describes as “dead aid,” international aid that promotes poverty rather than reduces it, cripples a nation rather than strengthens it. 7 Indeed, the Haitian perception of finality...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Shops (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007). 24 Ibid., 132. 23 Ibid., 129. 22 De Moya and García, “AIDS and the Enigma of Bisexuality,” 127. 21 De Moya and García, “AIDS and the Enigma of Bisexuality,” 121–35; E. Antonio De Moya and Rafael García, “Three Decades of Male...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... chronicles the death of her brother Devon from AIDS-associated complications in homophobic Antigua. My Brother belongs in the new generation of Caribbean literature that has brought to the table the turbulent geography of sexuality, and openly challenges myths of normative heterosexuality.3...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
... and asks us to explore similar exchanges in other aspects of Caribbean culture. Jamaica Kincaid’s My Brother examines aspects of this relationship. Kincaid’s nonfiction AIDS elegy is very much concerned with the difference in location between the Caribbean and the host countries where Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of SERMAC and the inter- mittent aid given to Palcy, it is clear that Césaire solidified a lasting precedent of allocating governmental funds for local Martinican cinematic production. In 1988, the next substantial film-related venture in the Antilles took place. Fort-de-France hosted...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 2007, quoted in ibid. 20 Frantz Jacques Guyodo, interview with Polly Savage, Port-au-Prince, 3 September 2007, quoted in “The Germ of the Future? Ghetto Biennale: Port-au-Prince,” Third Text 24, no. 4 (2010): 491. 19 “Freedom!” Sculpture . 18 NML and Christian Aid, Freedom...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 121–132.
Published: 01 November 2022
... that have been targeted and displaced and forced to face the devastating impact of colonialism, AIDS, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, after a long twelve-year hiatus and nearly forty years from its beginning, the Wigstock Festival was revived at the gentrified and refurbished Pier 17. But the city...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., whereby entertainment is offered in return for donations toward relief aid, has an acoustic dimension that reveals its character as an artifact of cur- rent neoliberal economic logic. In this cultural arena shaped by neoliberalism, individuals are called on in the private sphere, using...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and mutual aid emerge: For the next month or so we share our collard greens, which is the only vegetable in the garden not destroyed by Hugo, along with the food, supplies and care-packages sent to us from the mainland by our families, friends, and strangers, all of whom respond to our plight...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in the years following the Second World War, this was a heroic model of anticolonial sovereignty that depended on the idea that the new nation-state could progressively transcend the colonial past, leave it behind, on its way to a liberated, independent future. True, economic aid would be necessary to finance...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
... rêve him & her too din din dong aide moi i aide moi i...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
... posthumous condemnation of the repression of homosexuals by Fidel Cas- tro’s socialist regime; and Jamaica Kincaid’s vivid documentation of her brother’s battle with AIDS, denouncing the societal ignorance of HIV/AIDS in Antigua. In Goodison’s own Jamaica, Rosie Stone reveals how, as “the good wife...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., cultural, and ethical references outside the habitus of the global North. 63 Beyond the realm of academia and research, it is not altogether surprising that state humanitarian aid raises questions about how these forms of intervention may be read as acts of reparation. The former vice president...