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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and Ghachem's very different representations of the Code Noir and the Lejeune case helps illuminate the (ever more visibly) political stakes of Dayan's long-standing critique of the conversional logic through which both the slavery of old and the penal incarceration of today have “turned humans into things...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Patricia Saunders Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Defending the Dead, Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders Law and poetry both share an inexorable concern with language—the “right” use of the “right” words, phrases or even marks...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
... practice than to the text's demonstrable failings. He uses the occasion to meditate on the psychopathology that informs the writing of a scholarly critique of a peer's work and the tension that such a task may entail. Conversation Manqué: On Judging Someone Else’s Book Silvio Torres-Saillant...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 222–227.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... HHarveyarvey NNeptuneeptune 222121 Conversations on Creoleness Nadi Edwards Créolité and Creolization: Documenta 11_Platform 3, edited by Okwui Enwezor...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Danticat's latest collection of essays, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (2010), and reflects on the significance of reading a writer such as Danticat across cultural lines. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 An Immigrant Artist at Work: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat Elvira Pulitano...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have framed media...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
... rights reserved. 2008 BOOK DISCUSSION: Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrié, edited by Edward Sullivan. Miami: American Art Corporation, 2007; 207 pages; ISBN 978-0- 9790865-2-6 (cloth). The Continental Conversations of Edouard Duval Carrié Jerry Philogene Ab s t r...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... into various aspects of Philip’s work and moves from poetics to politics (and their intersection), while offering an overview of her critical approach to historical archives and her own literary papers. 3 It centers predominantly on Zong! , which at the time of one of our conversations in August 2018...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... by moderator Andil Gosine and others present at the workshop, including Ramabai Espinet and Patricia Mohammed. The conversation focused in particular on Fung's and Harnarine's films centering Indo-Caribbean cultural representation: Fung's 2012 feature-length documentary Dal Puri Diaspora , that traces...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 89–105.
Published: 01 March 2024
... at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and was completed and edited in September 2023. David Scott : Val, it’s a great pleasure to be in this conversation with you. And I am grateful to Matthew Chin and Ronald Cummings and Njelle Hamilton for making this occasion possible. I want to use...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Small Axe , 138–51; Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Matt Richardson, “From Black Transgender Studies to Colin Dayan: Notes on Methodology,” this issue of Small Axe , 152–61; and Chris Bongie, “Haiti, History, and the Law: Colin Dayan's Fables of Conversion,” this issue of Small Axe , 162–77. 2...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michelle Stephens This tribute assesses the importance of Stuart Hall's work both personally, for the author, and in relation to a broader scholarly conversation about blackness that shapes the latter half of the twentieth century and spans the United States, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and formal boundaries. Through diverse written and visual contributions, the section presents the Caribbean as a critical space that recognizes an existing foundation yet facilitates and expands conversations between artists and writers who have shaped and are shaping local and global art discourses using...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Colin Channer's novel Waiting in Vain —a blend of erotic and urban romances that the essay terms “urban romantica”—in conversation with its content. Reading Waiting in Vain through its form as well as its Amazon.com evaluations shows inordinate attention to the act of choosing an identity, particularly...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... relies on an ongoing process of conversion between ethnographic and literary modes of representation. 22 See Apter, Translation Zone , 180–82, 189–90. 21 Walter Benjamin, “The Task of the Translator,” in Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to explore the intersection of evolution, history, and poetic performance. In many accounts of McKay's early work, scholars have read “Fresh from de Lecture” as evidence of McKay's youthful internalization of imperialist apologism and formal conservatism. Conversely, this essay highlights the poem's...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... on the contradictory paradigms that have conversely defined and negated the artistic craft of female performers such as Montez. Margarita Vicens de Morales’s María Montez, su vida provides a glimpse of an often-ignored portion of Montez’s background in the Dominican Republic by including a much more humanized...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Ira Mathur As the Me Too movement gathers momentum, the conversation about the historical exploitation of women and sexual power dynamics has spread to Caribbean literature. This story uses the Poui blossom that flowers in the dry season in Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean, as a metaphor...