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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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Kezia Page Small Axe Incorporated 2006 “What If He Did Not Have a Sister [Who Lived in the United States Jamaica Kincaid’s My Brother as Remittance Text Kezia Page In a version of this article presented at a West Indian literature conference in 1998, the title invoked Western...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 71–82.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw This article explores the poetics of return in Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker and her latest work, Brother, I'm Dying . Focusing on the roles of memory, imagination, borrowed recollections, and autobiography, the article illustrates how Danticat writes this return in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Marlene Daut; Karen Richman All Men Are Mad , by Philippe Thoby-Marcelin and Pierre Marcelin, is set during the antisuperstition campaign in Haiti, which was led by the French Catholic Church during the 1940s. The Marcelin brothers' novel was not only a devastating critique of religious persecution...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... yearning, and a mode of political deliberation. She also writes in homage to Walter Rodney's sense of what it means to “ground with” her brothers and sisters in these dread times. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Haiti vodou conversion Sometimes I wonder why I gave up a life in dance to earn a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 182–183.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Gibran discovered Rod McKuen later poets I’ve not read in ages I used to own recordings of McKuen’s poems and his songs I’ve not read Rice either for some time used to love him like a brother, like a father, especially his laughter small axe 31 • March 2010 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-2009-048...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 119–138.
Published: 01 July 2012
... brothers or sisters? How old were they? What did they like to do on the weekends? Were they employed? Where did they work? If they weren't employed … what did they do? Were they young? Were they old? Did they like Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Movado, Beris Hammond, or Bob? What were their...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 170–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... waters. It was the end of the day, for the bison, for Ram, and for his older brother Jag, who would be returning from the cane fields. Jag chased the froghoppers. From morning to evening, he weaved himself through the cane fields with eyes keen on the succulent stalks searching for the tiny...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 186–187.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... (1942–1980) was a historian of great brilliance and a political activist of deep commitment. He was a founder of the Working People’s Alliance in Guyana and the author of Groundings with My Brothers (1969), * e History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545–1800 (1970), How Europe Underdeveloped Africa...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 79–88.
Published: 01 July 2011
... small axe 35 • July 2011 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-1334248 © Dennis Morris 80  |  Growing Up Black Above image: Car Boot Conversation Hackney, London, 1976 Previous page: Brother Can You Spare Some Change? Sandringham Road, London, 1977 “The houses were...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 66–80.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., September 2001: pp. 66–80 ISSN 0799-0537 one accepts [it]. One doesn’t really set out to prove it. But, unfortunately, the historical circumstances in which black people have evolved in recent centuries have implanted in the minds of black brothers and sisters a certain historical conception and, in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2009
... southwest of England. The daughter of an agricultural laborer, my mother chose to be Welsh rather than English. Living in London, as we all did throughout my childhood, she would often assert this allegiance to Wales, regaling my brother and me with tales of the heroic Owain Glyndwr, born in 1359...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 178–182.
Published: 01 September 2001
... “seasons of dust,” unable to build or cultivate loving healthy relationships that allow them to live wholly. 7 e only member of the family that is able to move toward healing is Tessa, as she breaks her own cycle of obligatory mothering (of her father and brother) and rejects a notion of success...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
... posthumous condemnation of the repression of homosexuals by Fidel Cas- tro’s socialist regime; and Jamaica Kincaid’s vivid documentation of her brother’s battle with AIDS, denouncing the societal ignorance of HIV/AIDS in Antigua. In Goodison’s own Jamaica, Rosie Stone reveals how, as “the good wife...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2007
... itself out on the page. The antiheroes of Pierre’s narrative are two Grenville- born brothers, Avil and Basil Duncan, who become political exiles in the US after their father leaps to his death at Fort George. Each brother responds differently to the tragedy. “Suffering is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 189–201.
Published: 01 September 2005
... be superimposed onto a European landscape, even if the patriotic feeling was uniquely Haitian. Th ere was the school of 1836 with the Nau brothers,⁵ Ignace, Émile, the Ardouin brothers,⁶ Corolian, Céligny, Beaubrun, the L’Espinasse brothers;⁷ a literature of brothers! And it is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 158–164.
Published: 01 July 2014
... itself. When the hot air is inevitably tempered by the quick chill of the night, I reach in and extract one of the smaller pans. Our father alone baked the bread and cakes of Christmas until my brother, younger by one year, and I were both old enough to handle the oversized, padded kitchen gloves he...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 60–65.
Published: 01 September 2001
... community in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was also a speaker at the Congress. In fact Jones described Rodney as he introduced him at the Congress as “a brother that is well versed on our history and well prepared to share his knowledge with those of you who want to learn,” and suggested to the audience that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 16–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
... as Alfred Mendes’ portrayal of lesbianism in Black Fauns [1935],6 Claude McKay’s extremely 6. See Jennifer Rahim, “The Operations of the Closet and the Discourse of Unspeakable Contentsin Black Fauns and My Brother,” Small Axe no. 20 (June 2006): 1–18, which discusses Mendes’ treatment...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Caribbean. In the narrative, the reader discovers that the labrish going “around the district [was] that [Chin's daughters], according to Chinese custom, were promised to two brothers, the sons of a rich merchant in Kingston.” This labrish makes Mister Chin's daughters objects of sexual and economic desire...