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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Annie Paul In contemporary Jamaica, funerals increasingly revolve around fantasy coffins and designer caskets. This paper attempts to marshal visual and textual information describing recent developments in Jamaican funerals with a view to recording attempts by the Jamaican underclasses to produce...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 124–133.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the Sylvio Cator soccer stadium, Port-au-Prince (14 January 2010). 36 • November 2011 •  Daniel Morel  |  131 Men carry a coffin in the Grand-Rue, one of the streets in downtown Port-au-Prince most affected...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 23–42.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the remitter, to whom therefore in a sense the coffin and its right of disposal truly belongs). Still, is the exchange without Puncie's freedom of choice an equal one, and does the possession of capital confer such expansive rights on the remitter? (And yet, at the meeting point of the ceremony of souls, which...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 83–92.
Published: 01 October 2007
... of the dead can hardly afford to buy a coffin, while the Catholic church does not allow dead bodies without coffins inside their premises Fonso Khouri belongs to a very interesting group of pho...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 117–123.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... The sea: that old old water, treacherous as Lucifer. The old fishing boats. Rocks. Sand. The clapboard house shuddering on its stilts. The dark dropping quick like the lid of a coffin. The old...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 153–163.
Published: 01 July 2012
... ascent up white trellises. It is too early for the Poinciana— its foot-long pods rattle against bare branches. These are called woman's tongues. As my mother loads boxes into her car, I watch a coffin slipped into a hearse full of flowers. The dead watch over my warehouse , she says. We...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 134–154.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the Cédras junta. But saying this is not to argue that Barra is the first Haitian artist to represent the hot left-handed spirits of Vodou in sculptural form. Indeed, as a Bizango chief Barra was well acquainted with the skulls, chains, and coffins that add such intimidating power to secret society...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Defeated though it might have been, the Baptist War in the western parishes of Jamaica was the last nail in the coffin of British colonial slavery.4 The political influence of the West Indian slave owners over colonial policy—weakening steadily since the end of the Napole‑ onic Wars...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 39–56.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of a cotton tree on the coffin. 35 Pour out libations onto the grave. Life does not extinguish at the moment of the last breath. The spirit remains for days at the place of death and the place of burial. According to traditional Jamaican belief, there are two parts to a person’s spirit: the duppy...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... When I saw Kamau looking so wan in his coffin, I stumbled down the stairs to the bathroom to compose myself before joining the congregation but took heart in Rohlehr’s remarkable eulogy. 11 16 Ibid. (Kamau’s emphasis); cited in Aaron Kamugisha, Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 83–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
... in that coffin, as a particular kind of critical practice overshadowed the hope, joy, and community I experienced in my other life as a dancer and artist, albeit a very skeptical one. I ran into Charles “Val” Carnegie not long after my book Modern Blackness had been published, and he asked me if I...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-to-minnesota-to-myself.html . The subtitle reads, “I knew I had to leave my home country—whether in a coffin or on a plane.” James does reverse the literary representations King tracks of sexual minorities acting as a means of deliverance for others, since it is two straight, white Minnesotan men whom James...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 142–151.
Published: 01 July 2019
... geographic transgressions and its presentations of race, Colonial Phantoms spotlights moments of racial collapses and reinforcements that coffin individualized (the lone tree) racial interpellations of the self. There is an elusive distance between racial representation and racial experience, on the one...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., the following examples from the Port of Spain Gazette (hereafter POSG) for 1904: “A Priestess of Death: Weird Story of an Egyptian Coffin,” 29 June (a story about events in London); “Revival of Witchcraft in East Anglia,” 15 July; “Awful Sight at Deathbed: Former Slave Trader Meets a Miserable...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 63–88.
Published: 01 November 2021
... National on 1 September 2020 shows people conducting their normal lives inside a large coffin ( fig. 11 ). 44 Borrowing from Silva, James Alquintor made an artistic video clip, the twenty-sixth in an ongoing series, that shows photographs of the victims of violence while dryly repeating the word mò...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... read personal essay, explained, “I knew I had to leave my home country—whether in a coffin or on a plane.” 8 As Outar writes, “There is much to be celebrated in the achievement of the Booker Prize by a Jamaican author for the first time in the prize's history,” yet we must also interrogate how...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with her dressing for the coffin: “Her feet and my hands, the end being the beginning. Was I really going to be lost in a recursion . . . ?” (39). Aunt Maud’s piece of the story illustrates how trauma can be a recursive condemnation within constructions of gendered identity as endlessly reproduced...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154–163.
Published: 01 July 2011
... was back in Cap-Haïtien racing with his friends, the misty outline of the Citadelle watching guard over him. He saw himself at his mother’s funeral, trying to climb into the unpainted wooden coffin, wondering why she would not wake up and make his favorite mayi moulen for him...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 186–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... a global analysis. Thus after reading Greg Beckett’s insightful book There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince , my attempt to frame an idea of hope is grounded in two different but related questions: Is the lack of hope the final nail in the coffin for Haiti? Or is the deferral...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... Let me pack his bag for heaven.” Petal had bathed Daniel with lavender-scented water, sponging each laceration and examining every inch of his body. The next morning, she asked Father Duncan to reseal his coffin. In the family plot, he settled gently in the loamy dirt grown by generations of flesh...