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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Demonstrators at the Black People’s Day of Action, 2 March 1981, London, called to protest police inaction and government indifference to the New Cross Massacre. Among the signs and posters held by demonstrators were placards that declared “Blood Aga Run if Justice Na Come.” © Trinity More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2. Nicole Awai, Specimen from Local Ephemera: Resistance with Black Ooze 1 , 2005. Graphite, acrylic paint, glitter, and nail polish on paper; 51 × 53 in. Courtesy of the artist Figure 2. Nicole Awai, Specimen from Local Ephemera: Resistance with Black Ooze 1, 2005. Graphite, acrylic More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Richard Iton Drawing on recordings by Chic and Funkadelic, and more generally on the affective dimensions of black popular culture, this essay considers the relationship between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. Teleological approaches to black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tezeru Teshome; K. Wayne Yang Drawing from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being , this essay uncovers the ontological eradication of “black child” in institutions of school and juvenile justice. This eradication is rooted in sexualized violence and the ungenderings of black...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Glyne A. Griffith Small Axe Inc. 2009 Blackness Unbound: Interrogating Transnational Blackness Glyne A. Griffith Democracy and the rights of man would never have existed without the Haitian revolution— a consideration of which is an object lesson in understanding the debt the Old...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tavia Nyong'o This essay reviews two recent publications in the area of black music and sound studies—Julian Henriques's Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing (2011) and Alexander G. Weheliye's Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (2005)—taking...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay introduces Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript written by Wynter in the 1970s. “Black Metamorphosis” is a remarkable manuscript, and it deserves close study for a number of reasons. It is arguably the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Demetrius L. Eudell This essay illustrates how Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” reconceptualizes the question of labor as it relates to the history of blacks in the Americas and generally to the being of Being Human. It does so by situating Wynter's distinctive intervention within the context...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Greg Thomas This essay reads Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis” as a text that both examines and embodies maroonage, significantly, in various ways and on various levels. It takes off from Aimé Césaire's underacknowledged imperative, “Marronnons-nous,” recognizing and demonstrating the import of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha “Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter's unpublished manuscript of the 1970s, is premised on the idea that the black experience of coloniality is crucial to comprehending the history of the New World. This essay traces the idea of black experience in “Black Metamorphosis” through the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michael Deibert Engaging Matthew J. Smith's recent book Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957 , Deibert argues that Smith covers a pivotal and heretofore largely ignored two-decade period in the nation's development. Deibert shows that the battle to form a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Matthew J. Smith In this essay Matthew J. Smith revisits the central arguments made in Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957 and explains their relevance in understanding Haiti's political course since the Duvalier era. He responds to the essays of Millery...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Axe Incorporated 2007 From New World to Abeng: George Beckford and the Horn of Black Power in Jamaica, 1968–1970 Robert A. Hill Ab s t r a c t : This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Guyana's reception of Black Power. An exposition of the new documents forms the background to a broader discussion of Rodney's subsequent life and work, up to the point of his assassination in 1980. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney’s Expulsion from...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
... political engagement will remain a precious inheritance for Antillean generations to come. Number 26 • June 2008 Co n t e n t s Introduction: On the Archaeologies of Black Memory David Scott v Venus in Two Acts Saidiya Hartman 1 King Menelik’s Nephew: Prince Thomas Mackarooroo, aka...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Michael Hanchard In addition to providing some conceptual and theoretical cues from fiction, literary and visual criticism, history, and philosophy that treat the subject of memory, this paper provides an outline of a critical method to distinguish among various deployments of black memory. This...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to caution that it is always important to ask about the ideological construction of the theory-problems in our scholarship. The essay then turns to a discussion of the problem-space that makes intelligible why and how C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins is constructed as an exploration of the Haitian...