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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... No one comes out. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 satire Caribbean literature feminist writing animal fiction Trinidadian fiction surrealist literature First Place, Short Fiction Bad territory. I been worse places: Colombia, in the jungle with the narcos. Watch one...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... human capacity for moral choice, a notion that Fukuyama endorses while reminding that there is still no scientific proof of that. 2 Our capacity for moral choices remains one of the core attributes of what distinguishes human from nonhuman animals. Even though human rights have been claimed...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
...—person, ghost, thing, animal—which we assume to have definite boundaries, lose these demarcations.” 29 “Not that I question that the dead shall be raised with bodies. Once you create the category of the stigmatized, even as a fiction, the legal embodiment remains: not only as fragments of words...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Western discourse of the human,” see Fehskens, “Matter of Bodies,” 150–53; and Madhu Dubey, “Becoming Animal in Black Women’s Science Fiction,” in Marlene S. Barr, ed., Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction’s Newest New-Wave Trajectory (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2008), 35...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., in which the vulture is a totemic animal. Morera's work, informed by Cuban popular wisdom, is complemented by ethnographical and fictional works, such of those of Lydia Cabrera. Morera is interested in presenting the complex character of this animal in the Kongo cultural tradition, in which despite being...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on, for example, the rank of animal to embody the slave, a fiction of law that became a moral truth: a fantastic amalgam of human, animal, and inanimate thing. Such racist fantasies could locate “a guinea-negro” in the same category as “learned horses, learned and even talking dogs.” 10 We need to step...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kelly Baker Josephs “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007). In the novel, Brodber creatively imagines a past for the New World present, taking advantage of the space literary speculation and science fiction offer...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 115–122.
Published: 01 July 2016
...-ornament globe several times, as though to activate its latent geopolitical powers. Then, fully charged, he returns to the little driver's compartment from which he pushes the vehicle back to his studio. The whole journey takes about an hour. Crusader is a radiant poetic work, a fictionally...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., and Performance at the Nuyorican Poets Café.” R oshini K empadoo is a photographer, media artist, and Reader in Media at the University of East London. Her projects are factual and fictional reimaginings comprising photographs, audio, and screen-based art installations; they combine sound, animations...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Rajiv Mohabir This essay is a reading of Andil Gosine’s Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) that thinks through the author’s contributions on LGBTQ+ history, art, and activism in the Caribbean. It begins with a look at how the animal is wielded discursively to deride queerness...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 110–125.
Published: 01 March 2017
... with life and social structure on the plantation, and she is the sister of fiction writer Oonya Kempadoo ( Tide Running , 2001; All Decent Animals , 2013) and social and gender theorist Kamala Kempadoo ( Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race, and Sexual Labor , 2004), both of whom share a feminist perspective...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Michelle V. Rowley Taking Andil Gosine’s invitation in Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) to consider the possibilities of animality, this essay sits with the two valences that are potentially inherent in his framing—first, that we reassess the generative possibilities...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 135–153.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., making the home look neglected but pretty in its neglect. It is Billy 152  |  Literary Competition Winners 2010 • Short Fiction • Battie Boy Boy’s job to ensure that the vines do not become too untamed because bad animals like to nest inside them, animals like ants and millipedes...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of Jamaica’s past. And it is to this that I want to direct our attention here: at the center of Brodber’s historiographic imagination, I believe, is not only a method but also an ethics of memory, and it is the latter that motivates and animates the former in her work. The search for a novel methodology...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in/security is obviously constrained by power and opportunity. Nonetheless, Anyaa Anim-Addo’s essay demonstrates that without a focus on the everyday agency of a range of people—the mobile strategies of recently emancipated higglers, for example, constrained as they might be—they disappear as agentic people...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 109–117.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., some groups believe that the initiate physically becomes an animal or the spirit of an ancestor, possibly both. Local Ephemera is a parallel world. A journey to and through this world and then back is a transformative experience, an initiation of sorts, to a more acute...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... in the British West Indies,” Journal of American Folklore 87, no. 344 (1974): 123–32. I discuss animal nicknames and masculinity in “Trujillo, the Goat: Of Beasts, Men, and Politics in the Dominican Republic,” in Martha Few and Zeb Tortorici, eds., Centering Animals in Latin American History (Durham, NC...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and alternatives reimagined. Such a debate we would insist is not the prerogative of any single genre, and therefore we invite fiction as well as nonfiction, poetry, interviews, visual art, and reviews. This issue of Small Axe is dedicated to the memory of Alton Ellis (1 September 1938–10 October 2008...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... way to name an animating relationship into existence: whether moral, material, or an inseparable conflation of both, debt binds creditor and debtor as well as past and present within established systems of obligations. Academic and political debates that attempt to cleave the postcolonial from...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... popular culture in the gentrifying New York of the 1980s, and El primitivo implorante (1994), a study of the prose fiction of José Lezama Lima, and a coeditor of Queer Globalization: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (2002). RONALD CUMMINGS teaches queer and postcolonial literatures at Brock...