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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...
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...
Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora...
Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the Jamaican landscape as an exoticized idyll and the representation of Jamaicans as Rasta and/or gangsters. Tied to these images are the depictions of Jamaicans as obeah workers and believers. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Through the Eyes of Hollywood: Reading Representations of Jamaicans in American Cinema...
Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Urayoán Noel This essay reads the eccentricities of William Carlos Williams's translations from the Spanish, collected in By Word of Mouth (2011), as extensions of the archipelic and hemispheric poetics developed in such early works as Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920) and In the American Grain...
Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez In recent reinterpretations of the Caribbean dictatorial past, Caribbean American writers living in the United States challenge the Latin American dictator novel genre as a discursive tradition that reduces Caribbean culture to specific representations of power, oppression...
Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... or political dependency.” 23 By his own definition, of course, both the United States and Canada should have been included among the “other parts of the world” implicated by the Puerto Rico study. They, too, after all, had been “dependencies.” Revealingly, though, Steward admitted the North American...
Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 15–31.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Melanie White This essay explores the visual cultural production of three twentieth-century Black Caribbean Central American women painters: June Beer and Judith Kain, both from the Miskitu Coast, and Iris Abrahams, from San Andrés and Providencia. Specifically, it contextualizes these artists...
Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 94–99.
Published: 01 February 2006
... As A Belizean American Ingrid M. Reneau But Aunt Ingrid, dat nuh soun like we! Dah nuh so we talk! Hm! Da mussy wah American Belizean Creole yuh de talk. When my niece Karen responded so insightfully to fi rst reading my short story, Tears No Have To Fall, she exposed the heart of my own battle...
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...
in Making History Visible: Caribbean Artist Josef Nassy’s Visual Diary of Nazi Internment > Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
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
Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
... is paid to how Fernández Retamar inserts his argument into the long-running debate about Latin American identity but then relocates the central figure of Caliban to the Caribbean, where other writers such as Aimé Césaire and George Lamming had already begun to address the nature of colonialism via...
in Against Type: Reading Desire in the Visual Archives of Dominican Subjects > Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 4 “Cook with coffee”; ca. 1916–17. Photograph by R. H. Beck. Brewster and Sanford Expedition in the Dominican Republic, Image #236817. American Museum of Natural History Library, New York. More
Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the dominant North Atlantic interpretation of the “American James.” In particular, the author sees Kamugisha as seeming to accept without question the hegemonic Americanist assumption that James took a romantic excursion in the United States, and thus Beyond Coloniality neglects the deeply gendered analysis...
Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... archive. His deployment of a formalist practice of representation offers a visual strategy that allows him to evade the many racist and tropicalizing visual clichés and stereotypes that burden North American depictions of the region. Burckhardt's interest in form and surface over content and depth draws...
Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Mary Gallagher Milan Kundera's claims In L'Art du roman (1986) that the European novel subsumes the American novel are implicitly contradicted by Édouard Glissant's study of `le roman des Amériques' in Le Discours antillais (1981). In Les Testaments trahis (1993), although Kundera relativizes...
Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dissention among European and Latin American intellectual supporters of Cuba's revolution. Castro's condemnation of “bourgeois intellectuals” became the basis of Fernández Retamar's essay, and Shakespeare's The Tempest best addressed the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed in Cuba and Latin...
Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
... but rather rendered them unamplified and mute. The telethon focused on the emotionality of the American popular singers, and overwrote the story of the disaster with an American way of knowing, divorced entirely from Caribbean narratives, histories, and understandings. McAllister crystallizes connections...
Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... reference to the teaching of art history. Chambers explores why certain subjects or disciplines must, apparently, have their content racially signified by prefixes, such as African American art, African diaspora art, and so on, while supposedly more elevated disciplines within art history are allowed...
Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...