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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 135–153.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Stephen Narain “Battie Boy,” set in 1950s Barbados, explores a young boy's decision to fight the taunts thrown at him by school-yard bullies. It traces his realization that, to truly come of age, he must find a space where he can think and grow on his own terms. LITERARY COMPETITION WINNERS 2010...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 178–185.
Published: 01 July 2012
... had to go up close to see that it was a small, thin boy couched low to the ground, with one of his wings caught among the barbed shrubs that lined the path. Confused by what he saw, Ulysses left the path and ran to wake Stops. Stops's given name was Lawrence, but he stuttered, and the nickname...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 13 James Valentine, A Negro Boy , 1891–92. Albumen print, 6 x 8.5 in. Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, National Gallery of Jamaica Figure 13. James Valentine, A Negro Boy, 1891–92. Albumen print, 6 x 8.5 in. Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, National Gallery of Jamaica More
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Barnor Hesse Nahum Chandler, in his remarkably evocative book X—The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought , works with the Derridean idea of the exorbitant to argue that W. E. B. Du Bois's thinking exceeds and transforms the terms of Western critical thought on modernity. Du Bois is...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Tzarina T. Prater The central protagonist of Patricia Powell's The Pagoda , Mr. Lowe, is a transgendered figure, a girl named Lau A-yin who is dressed as a boy by her father until she reaches adolescence, when he attempts to sell her into marriage to satisfy debts. She escapes by cutting her hair...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 160–162.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Caribbean Sea, behind. For good . It will all work out. Just keep quiet until it's all over. III The boys by the river believe they can hear the imprisoned girl screaming from inside her, louder and louder, now, insistent as the sweet water trapped inside a coconut. The boys grin and swallow...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 247–255.
Published: 01 June 2006
... 2006 • Steve Ouditt | 251 Port-of-Spain. It was a Roman Catholic School. All boys in St. James went to this school because their fathers, uncles, and elder brothers had also attended. This school building was a grey and cream two-story box with a hipped galvanized roof. There were no trees...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Christmas, in the hills of a Caribbean island, a boy disappeared from home. He was fifteen years old. His mother, Petal Nunes, called on the Orisha gods and prayed to St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things. Her son was not yet a man and she knew that made him both more dangerous and more vulnerable...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., from forceripe chaps half his age. Nobody had to change the game on you to be a winner or a cheat, only the age of the players. Nuff money, boy. ) is month’s pay and part of next month’s, too, all gone to rass— Another gust of dust, ghostly, slapped him in the face. He recoiled in a fi t of...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 157–169.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 28  archM 2009 • David Boxer   |  165 Made Hector shit in his mouth, immediately put in a gag whilst his mouth was full & made him wear it four or five h 166  |  Memories of Colonization: The Kidd Diptychs, 1995/2008 Received a letter from Mr. Peter Fookes, and the boys...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... produced as conceived by Henzell in the drafting stages, would have been a dramatically diff erent portrait of the disenfranchisement of Jamaican ghetto youth. e fi lm, as is, conveys the rebelliousness and soulfulness of the Rastafarian and Rude Boy cultures that expressed themselves in Jamaican...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 170–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Portia Subran Pa sat on a wooden peerha , smoking his pipe, watching as they approached. He smiled at the boys and stroked their hair while Ma beamed. They were allowed to sit on the balcony and watch their father smoke. Ma pressed her head against his side, as Ajie came before him and served...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Lesley-Ann Wanliss 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition—Second Place, Short Fiction Outside three women gathered, huddled behind the children: two boys, one girl, all searching for consolation in a prayer. I guess that's what we do in a crisis, we pray. The women each had a child for Bryan. I hold...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of a descendant of maroons—Jacob Brown—who, significantly, becomes a student of W. E. B. Du Bois at Atlanta University and then, a mix of Alexander Crummell and Edward Wilmot Blyden, a missionary on the African continent. When he is forced to flee Uganda, he resettles in Jamaica, in the same hills...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 223–234.
Published: 01 March 2004
... OH SHIT swooning her legs liquefying but he slides his fi ngers slowly out of her wiping them dry on her stomach and then he is spinning her around and when he tries to kiss her their lips less than half an inch apart all she can ask is lil boy and grasping one hand he leads her fi...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 77–90.
Published: 01 March 2002
... shallows. His voice walking easy over the water and up theM beach to where Mr. Oswald, who own the boat, and Sunil, the other fella that fi sh with them, checking the lines to see that every thing ready for the next trip. Everybody in Victory Bay know that Michael could sing. 1 e boy have voice...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 111–119.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., and I see three boys walking along the side of the highway, the fi rst in what I call cowman boots, black rubber boots, like the ones I wore as a child so that I could pretend to be the man who took care of the cows opposite our fi rst house in the valley, the second boy taller, skinnier, in...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 112–140.
Published: 01 February 2007
...? The city on the hill Lay bruised and broken, battered by hurricane Ivan. 114 | SX22 • City on the Hill LET WE GO AN LOOT Boy you doh see what happen De place mash up, boy it mash up bad...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Mark McWatt Small Axe Incorporated 2006 From “The Museum of Love” Mark McWatt The speaking voice in this excerpt is the spirit of a young boy born into the last years of slav- ery who was shot dead in a mango tree (mistaken for a monkey—according to the overseer who shot him from a...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the Castle of My Skin (1953). Here we can trace some of the origins of the quarrel. In this novel we follow the development of the sensibility of the boy protagonist, G., in the Barbados of the 1930s, and the growth of his social consciousness against the background of critical social change in the...