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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Are the Beautyful Ones?” was published as the preface to the 2008 Per Ankh edition of The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born . 4 See Chinua Achebe, “Africa and Her Writers,” in Morning Yet on Creation Day (New York: Anchor, 1975), 38–42; and J. O. J. Nwachurwu-Agbada, “An Interview with Chinua Achebe...
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Published: 01 March 2014
Figure 1. Caribbean Populations Born Elsewhere, circa 1930. Drawn by Bill Nelson; data and design by Lara Putnam. More
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rocío Aranda-Alvarado This essay explores the photographic and film work of New York–born artist Rachelle Mozman (of Panamanian heritage) and the paintings and drawings of Dominican-born artist Firelei Báez. Both artists make use of the form, the image, the representation, and the reading...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Bonnie Thomas Rodney Saint-Éloi is one of the most exciting contemporary writers of Haitian origin, and yet his work is little studied in the academic world. Saint-Éloi, who was born in Haiti in 1963 and migrated to Montreal, Canada, in 2001, has maintained a long and distinguished career...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-contributor to the formation of the Jamaican diaspora and a social force transmitted in mutable form across its geographic expanse. In other words, A Brief History of Seven Killings thematizes the reverberations across transnational Jamaican society of a violence born of neo-imperialism and perpetuated...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi; Aaron Kamugisha When South African–born Peter Abrahams moved to Jamaica in 1956, he thought he had found a racial paradise. Over the next six decades as a Jamaican, his understanding of race in Jamaica was complicated after independence. His last two novels...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in the Grenada Revolution, and Gray's underestimation of the importance of the generation born in the 1950s and 1960s for contemporary Caribbean social sciences and the humanities. Meeks then engages with Thame's proposal that there is potential for renewal in what Meeks describes, in Critical Interventions...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 243–254.
Published: 01 July 2013
... their confidence. This concept may have been born from a flawed perception of beauty, through global advertising. They are entitled to their portrayal. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 In an effort to access what they perceive as a more desirable level of society—one typically defined by light complexions...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 255–273.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Dorothy C. Rowe Born in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1936, a resident of London in the 1950s, and dividing his time between London and New York since the late 1960s, Frank Bowling is one of the foremost artists of his generation. As a pioneer of abstraction during the 1960s, his work as both...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 111–123.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and return to Barbados, up to his death in 2020. It especially follows Kamau from his low “time of salt” of the late 1980s in Jamaica through the stunning critical and poetic burgeoning from the 1990s on, with such works as Barabajan Poems ; the two-volume MR ; the prize-winning Born to Slow Horses...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 87–99.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Mitchell Esajas Anton de Kom was an anticolonial thinker, resistance fighter, father, author, and poet—a renaissance man par excellance born in the Dutch colony Suriname. In his Wij slaven van Suriname (1934), De Kom, as a descendant of enslaved peoples in Suriname, described with razor-sharpness...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Michelle Stephens This essay provides a cultural analysis of the work of Trinidadian-born artist Nicole Awai and is derived from a collaborative process between author and artist, including a studio visit in 2014. This discussion presents the author's reflections on the deeper philosophical...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 8 Sammy Chong’s huaqiao (overseas Chinese) passport, 1945. This type of passport was issued by the Chinese government to local-born Jamaican Chinese for travel to China. Courtesy of Kathleen (Kay) Chin More
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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 10 “Two survivors prepare food outside the barracks. The man on the right, presumably, is Jean (Johnny) Voste, born in Belgian Congo, who was the only black prisoner in Dachau.” Photographer unknown. Dachau, Bavaria, Germany, May 1945. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington More
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 2011 Contributors Thierry Alet (whose work appears on the cover of this issue) was born in Guadeloupe. He has exhibited paintings and drawings in group and solo shows in New York, Paris, and Havana; in Guadeloupe and Martinique; and elsewhere around the world. His latest work includes...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
...' branches as soon as it comes across a being from a different race. 23 The ciguapa's appearance signaled her undeniable presence in the landscape, and thus summarily ended the prospective good Hispanic marriage and family formation. 24 The family is central to the myth that the nation is born of love...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... CONTRIBUTORS Mario Benjamin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1964. A self-taught artist, he is one of the most important artists to have emerged in Haiti since the 1980s. Since his fi rst exhibition in 1983, he has become one of the leading fi gures of the Haitian avant-garde, experimenting...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2022
... was generationally borne into the present. “The novelist,” she writes of Reid, “moving from some authenticated facts—the drought, the Queen’s letter and the identity of the major characters and institutions in the Morant Bay rebellion—uses his imagination to produce an account of the feelings of the people and how...