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Published: 01 November 2014
Editorial cartoon by Clovis Brown, featuring Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness, US president Barack Obama, and British prime minister David Cameron. Jamaica Observer , 9 December 2011. Editorial cartoon by Clovis Brown, featuring Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness, US president Barack More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Maziki Thame This essay looks at the place of race in Creole Nationalism in Jamaica. It asserts that Creole Nationalism is also Brown Nationalism in Jamaica and that its racial ideas can be seen through the thought of Norman Manley, the father of Creole Nationalism; his wife Edna, its cultural...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Curdella Forbes This examination of Marlon James's novel The Book of Night Women and a selection of Clovis Brown's newspaper cartoons posits these Jamaican-authored works as texts that instantiate a uniquely Caribbean aesthetics of horror in their response to historical and contemporary events...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Trevor Burnard The bleak moral vision in Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden offers to us a version of early America that is profoundly at odds with established, or at least popular, narratives of American historical development. It is also at odds with customary narratives of Caribbean history...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Verene A. Shepherd In this essay, Shepherd explores what she terms the “`call to action'/ politics of death dimension” of Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 From “Numbered Notations” to Named Ancestors: Finding Contemporary Meaning in Vincent Brown’s The Reaper’s...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Winnifred Brown-Glaude This essay examines public discussions around skin bleaching in Jamaica and demonstrates that a discourse of pathology is a dominant frame of meaning used to explain this practice. I argue that the practice of bleaching destabilizes popular conceptions of blackness that rely...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Vincent Brown This response to commentaries by Trevor Burnard, Colin Dayan, and Verene Shepherd on The Reaper's Garden recalls some of the inspirations that motivated research for the book, the assumptions that framed its analysis, and the aims of its storytelling. The book begins where most...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 242–244.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Stewart Brown Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Coming to Terms Stewart Brown Sugar and Slate, Charlotte Williams. Wales: Planet Books, 2002. ISBN 054088107 his is a fascinating, provocative, and important book. A work of autobiography and cultural history chronicling a very...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of narratives of the black presence and racism in postwar Britain that center on the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in 1948. By way of conclusion, the essay follows Carby in revisiting the so-called Brown Baby debate at the end of World War II, an episode in the reracialization of Britain that offers...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., apartheid, imperial, neoliberal—that connect black and brown lives both in the global South and global North. 1 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of the “danger of a single story” in her 2009 TED talk. For more, see www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story/transcript?language...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” mixture stimulates a preference for whiteness, thus reducing the access to power by those deemed black, it simultaneously fuels a rejection for “pure” forms of whiteness as witnessed in the country's celebration of morenidade (brownness). Not all forms of miscegenation are valued in Brazil's myth...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Colin Dayan This essay brings law more fully into the rituals of terror, the fictions of slavery that Brown portrays so powerfully in * The Reaper's Garden. * In tracking the ghost-ridden traces of persons and property, I consider how palpable and visible remain the deposits of slave history, how...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leticia Alvarado This essay is a brief reflection on Ana Mendieta's Silueta Series, the Cuban diaspora, Latinidad, and ultimately brownness, after the loss of José E. Muñoz. I will forever be thankful for José's commitment to and belief in the use-value of a generative and critical engagement...
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Published: 01 July 2015
Stills from movt nr. 4 , Morphis , 2010; performance, two hours. Photos by Olubode Shawn; Brown/BLOOM NYC Stills from movt nr. 4, Morphis, 2010; performance, two hours. Photos by Olubode Shawn; Brown/BLOOM NYC More
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Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 12 “We Can’t Breathe” graffiti, by Jerry Rosembert Moïse, Collège Saint Louis de Bourdon, John Brown Avenue, Pétionville, 7 June 2020. Photograph by Nadia Todres Figure 12. “We Can’t Breathe” graffiti, by Jerry Rosembert Moïse, Collège Saint Louis de Bourdon, John Brown Avenue More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 3. Deborah Anzinger, You thought i didn't hear you when you said you love my brown pear-shaped body and dry, nappy hair … but i heard you , 2016. Acrylic, Styrofoam, aloe vera, and mirrored Plexiglas; 54 × 72 × 48 in. Figure 3. Deborah Anzinger, You thought i didn't hear you when you More
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., with its history of slavery and indentureship, and the corollary pathologizing of black and other nonwhite women 2 as nonwomen or nonsubjects, the black, brown, and Asian constituencies’ desire for a publicly acknowledged “respectable” femininity is both overtly and covertly tied...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the phrase from George Lamming's Pleasures of Exile (1960; repr., Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992), 218. 24 Gladwell, Brown Face, Big Master , 68; hereafter cited in the text. 23 Here I have in mind Carole Boyce Davies's recuperation of Claudia Jones for a Marxist black radical...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... disruption to Barbudans’ daily lives, did not cease their understanding of themselves as personally and politically rooted in their land. Following Irma’s passage, Antigua and Barbuda’s current prime minister, Gaston Browne, estimated rebuilding at US$250 million. Browne immediately began making...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and rewrites an emerging convention of the brown creole nationalist origin story by putting pressure on the sustained tensions between Jamaica’s black and brown racial formations and antagonisms. 6 In fact, I want to suggest that it is precisely on these grounds that Interim offers radical skepticism...