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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Trevor Burnard The bleak moral vision in Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden offers to us a version of early America that is profoundly at odds with established, or at least popular, narratives of American historical development. It is also at odds with customary narratives of Caribbean history...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
...José I. Fusté This essay uses Vanessa Valdés’s Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (2017) to reflect on the different stakes surrounding debates about Schomburg as a historical figure and also as a heuristic for grasping the complex vicissitudes of Afro-Latinx life...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Nalini Mohabir; Ronald Cummings This interview provides a rich account of Frank Birbalsingh’s experiences from his early life in colonial British Guiana in the early part of the twentieth century to his continuing work as a literary scholar and critic in diaspora. What is also revealed...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 218–227.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Bedour Alagraa This essay views David Austin’s Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness through the prism of dread history as a way of considering how this text can be understood as a chronicling of the congress while also acting...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... literature. Building on Pérez-Rosario's documentation of Burgos's relationship to water and paying particular attention to how water served as an escape route for the poet, this work places Burgos in dialogue not only with Puerto Rican literature but also with other Caribbean poets such as Derek Walcott...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... studies and security studies that might lead to keen interventions in both fields. The concept first allows us to talk about military praxis (and in particular, guerilla warfare) as a key part of the Maroon experience and narrative but also, at the same time, allows us to link this to strategies...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... circulated and adopted by Caribbean communities but also integral to the development of the novel, incorporative Atlantic healing culture that appeared in the seventeenth century, the author also proposes a model to reconcile the seemingly unrelated historiographies and epistemologies of medical history...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... The other is for the “sufferah” for the forbearance of that authority. Sounding also doubles, echoes, and reverberates as a vessel for understanding embodiment, not only the particularities of the “Afro-philo-sonic fiction” of a Jamaican Rastafarianism but also the fundamental fissure of the Western...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... across the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States. Artistic comrades for twenty years, they have also collaborated with each other in performance and video. Here, they offer a deep exchange about their creative practice, paying special attention to two works individually premiered on a split bill...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marta Fernández Campa This essay highlights the role of archives, archival research, and integration of archival records in contemporary Caribbean visual artwork that evokes and reimagines unevenly recorded historical processes/moments. It also suggests the defining role of this approach...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of racial democracy, and some “types of mixture” are clearly preferred in detriment of others. I argue that anti-black racism in Brazil is expressed not only against dark-skinned individuals, but it also operates in the devaluing of physical traits “deemed black” even in those who have lighter skin...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and the current escalation in violent crime. Both moments have also coincided with intense cultural activity, in which the lived experience of these crises commands centre stage. This essay explores how this has resulted in visual art works that record, critique or seek to transcend the crisis at hand and how...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Charles Forsdick Those working on the Caribbean have regularly adopted the figures and practices of translation in their work and also have devoted attention to the study of various translational processes. The presence of the Caribbean in translation studies remains, however, considerably less...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as a point of departure Glover's key notions of “ not -Paris” and “ex-centricity” regarding the critical reception of the Spiralists, this essay responds, Why only not -Paris? It argues that equally significant for this particular group of Haitian writers is the fact that they are also not -US ( not -NYC...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... this work and others and features a unique and rare insight into Philip’s recordkeeping of her literary papers, as well as her long-time engagement with African diasporic histories and the archive of the slave trade. Philip also discusses the Black Lives Matter uprisings in the summer of 2020, following...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-state. Because of this tension, even if the vocabulary of “Caribbean nationalism” appears to determine debates about the drive to anticolonial sovereignty embedded in the project of federation, veritably “un-national” forms also abound in discourses around both federation projects. This essay highlights...
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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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sociohistorical processes, culture, and political developments? Even though these two projects seem to share a similar political goal, they are also radically different. The author reviews the contributions to the special section in dialogue with examples from Puerto Rico in order to assess the critical...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and are now held in France. Examining the history of this archive that stands as a metaphor for Swedish colonial amnesia, this essay discusses the reluctance in Sweden to recognize a past that goes against a self-image untainted by slavery and colonialism. The essay also discusses a project that aims to open...
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