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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... black, the Amerindian, and the French—and Césaire specified that “[Ours] is a community forged out of suffered oppression, imposed exclusion and discrimination. And, to its honor, it is also a community of continued resistance, of stubborn struggle and of indomitable hope.” 56 In Notebook...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., the lowest and most dangerous occupation; he has also endured bodily and economic suffering at the hands of European medicine. Both can be attributed to an actively oppressive society. Thus, sofrin is not an isolated experience: it affects a majority of black Jamaicans, but...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It argues that Sharpe’s claim that the Haitian girl in the photo taken in the aftermath of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... ghostly referent for inequalities facing nonblack children. Poor, disabled, English-language learners and students of color are, generally, more often talked about as suffering “like” black children. Black children are both the spectacle and the specters of educational discourse and juvenile justice. In...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... London, reached out to find common cause with the African American struggle for civil rights and Black Power; reached out to support the continent of Africa, in particular those suffering under the brutal antiblack bastions of white power in Southern Africa, Rhodesia, and South Africa; and reached out to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
... sharecroppers it is not surprising that Primus would have been moved by their condition and would want to help alleviate their economic, social, and political sufferings. As an activist-minded artist, she would have been drawn to the courage of other young people working to empower southern blacks. The young...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the Western hemisphere. 25 Black suffering is an overlooked phenomenon of our contemporary world, angrily denied by many, a victim of a version of historical amnesia and bad faith that we give the term antiblack racism . This “long and sustained agony of black experience” would find its zenith in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
... contemplating developments in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 In the Presence of the Past: An Afterword on Red and Black in Haiti Matthew J. Smith Th[is] country has gone through every possible crisis a nation can go through. . . . The Haitian masses have suffered badly...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... noirisme emerged as a pointed response to the historical injustice perpetrated by Haiti's minority urban mulatto elite on the rural and proletarian blacks that make up the bulk of the population. With the acute suffering and disempowerment of the poor rendered all the more stark by the bourgeoisie's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... discussed workers’ rights, women’s rights, human rights, self-sufficiency, national pride, black pride. By 1978 College Common had become a scary place. Horrible vicious attacks on residents, including some of my mother’s closest friends and colleagues, had sent families fleeing. My mother herself suffered...
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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 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151–159.
Published: 01 November 2018
... do not have the language yet to name it either, because freedom remains elusive and its acts, appearances, and modes of annunciation reside beyond our reach. Let me, then, proceed by way of example. The indignities that black beings suffer and continue to suffer, whether in the bellies of slave ships...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...
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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)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as man and the sun and the mountains and the seas that were taking place in the poverty of black America? What was the danger in showing the kinship between the sufferings of the Negro and the sufferings of other people?” 18 This consistent and often-demonstrated antipathy to the experiences of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Estimé drew his political base from the country’s disenfranchised black majority and sought to ameliorate the suffering by raising Haiti’s minimum wage, by expanding schools and social services, and by creating a series of public-works projects for the chronically unemployed...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
... concerned her—the treatment of the oppressed black working-class subject. Still, those like Benjamin Davis and Claudia Jones who stayed in the Communist Party would suffer the reprisals for maintaining this intellectual and organizational connection. The role of a women’s organization like the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jennifer Rahim Small Axe Incorporated 2006 The Operations of the Closet and the Discourse of Unspeakable Contents in Black Fauns and My Brother Jennifer Rahim This paper examines the operations of the closet in two historically distant texts from the English-speaking Caribbean...
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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 June 2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
... black masses who overwhelmingly constitute Jamaica’s “sufferers.” The perspectival differences between the domestic servant in the Manley household and Norman Manley himself also point to the different ways in which elements of the Jamaican national-popular and the Jamaican elite...