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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Shirley Tate Reading Heading South as a decolonial romance reveals anxiety about the liminal location of young male citizens in 1970s Haiti caught within the necropower of state terror and US imperialism. Focusing on young men selling “romance” on the beach within the continuing colonial relations...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the framework of in/securities in several ways redirects our discourses of terror, movement, and surveillance, primarily oriented around the present and preoccupied with the nation-state as its epistemological object of study, toward a wider critical reexamination of colonial practices of genocide and terror...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of justice in Saint-Domingue,” demonstrating “the impotence of justice in dealing with the colonial mind” (215) and the illusory nature of any openings the law might appear to offer those whom it dispossesses. Emblematic of colonial terror, “la[ying] bare the realities of slave law and slave justice in San...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and disguised late-capitalist armed economic terrorism as democracy?” (101). Santiago Muñoz’s films “pay attention”— listen —with images-sounds that not only break but perform a diversion ( détour ), in Édouard Glissant’s sense, of the coordinates of the sense of modernity/coloniality. Sensorial errancy in her...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the slave ship against its owner over insurance monies following the murder of 150 enslaved Africans aboard the ship. The legal document Gregson v. Gilbert , which deems the murder of humans the loss of “property,” is dismembered and refigured across the pages of the elegy in a response to colonial terror...
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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 (2005) 9 (2): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2005
... ourselves was born. From it we have our torturers. Th ey torture before 34. Scharfman, “Th eorizing Terror,” 214. 35. Hoff mann,“Th e Image of Woman in Haitian Poetry,” 107. 36. Chauvet, Amour, Colère et Folie, 285. 50 they slaughter. It is a colonial heritage that we...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Playboys,” New York Post Magazine , 9 July 1965 (capitalization in original). I also discuss this obituary in Colonial Phantoms (84–85). 21 Calvin Warren, Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018), 35, 39. 20 Aimé Césaire, “Le...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., and it forms the backbone of a truly bipolar political tradition where an irrepressible aspiration to concrete freedom, self- rule, and full citizenship rights has been continuously at odds with an abominable tendency towards organized terror in the defense of the nation and, at times, even the colony...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and colonial officer; the first governor of Côte d'Ivoire, which he claimed for France; founding member of the French Colonial Academy of Sciences; the figure for whom the city of Bingerville was named—went unnamed. There Luis Gustave Binger is identified only as one of “the two grandfathers,” his photograph...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha “Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter's unpublished manuscript of the 1970s, is premised on the idea that the black experience of coloniality is crucial to comprehending the history of the New World. This essay traces the idea of black experience in “Black Metamorphosis” through...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., intellectual, geographical, and geopolitical specificity of the Caribbean. Torres-Saillant offers much for Caribbeanists to admire, applaud, laud, and venerate: the centrality of Hispaniola in the colonial, revolutionary, abolitionist, and twentieth-century transformations...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Krista A. Thompson Are there intrinsic and unique ways of representing the “visual atmospherics” of the Caribbean? Might phenomenological studies of embodied perception offer insight into distinct forms of Caribbean visuality? How would contrapuntal interpretations of colonial archives result...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020)—the crime of poverty—the essay explores how emerging anti–money laundering / combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory policies are changing the terrain of struggle to recuperate and repudiate the devaluation of Black life in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... into wrestling with its terror of Africa and the knowledge gaps such terror has produced. And in the same spirit of the call for me to make explicit the erotic within pedagogy, Caribbean feminism would have to wrestle with Spirit as an intimate part of women’s (“imagined”) lives...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
... evocation of a dismal past, he has no qualms about permitting himself the invocation of a history of terror, with the menacing Caribbean caudillo charting his path of destruction across the centuries. He presents that violent Caribbean leader fully explained with genealogy as well as etiology...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 98–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of the Slave Trade in the West Indies.”2 Evidence included the “Secret Memorandum of 1803 from Mr. John Sullivan of the Colonial Office to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the East India Company,” in which the plan was explicitly outlined: “The events which have recently happened at St. Domingo...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... attention to the overlapping epistemologies fostered during and after colonialism and transatlantic slavery and uncovers the ways black worldviews are relational to overarching systems of European and Western knowledge. Indeed, overarching systems are powerfully anchored to uneven practices of accumulation...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... for a period of twenty-two hours. The casualties of this terror are incalculable. Not unlike after Hurricane Maria’s torrent through the Eastern Caribbean almost two years prior, survey and demographic data proved insufficient to quantify the sum of death and destruction left in the wake of Dorian. I...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... about liberation and the protracted advent of liberty—G. W. F. Hegel’s dialectic of master and slave in the Phenomenology—was modeled on an insurgency of the enslaved in a faraway colony of France? Buck-Morss had dug up some rather compelling pieces of evidence. All of a sudden...