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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
...D. Alissa Trotz This essay engages a key thematic of Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture —racialized, gendered and sexualized violence in the making of the “cooliewoman in British Guiana. Through literary nonfiction, Bahadur offers a rigorous and imaginative methodological...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Gabrielle Jamela Hosein This commentary on Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture contextualizes its themes and contribution through engagement with its creative nonfiction form. It places the text within the intellectual trajectory of Indo-Caribbean feminist historiography...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 244–253.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Gaiutra Bahadur The author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture , a narrative history about indentured women, discusses researching and narrating the lives of subjects missing, at least in their own words, from the archives. She reflects on the possibilities of the personal and the present...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... contingent meanings in the Americas and West Indies. Its origins have been variously described as Chinese, Tamil, Portuguese, and other. For a thorough tracing of the term, see the preface of Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014). Buck woman...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
... assembly of Caribbean art to ever be staged, but the only visible trace of the Indo-Caribbean community in it was that of a nineteenth-century photograph of an anonymous subject, titled Hindu Coolie Woman of Trinidad . Caribbean: Crossroads is hardly unique. For many reasons, including the tendency...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... at the film. Once that word comes out, they just completely shut down. Even to bring up another, Gaiutra Bahadur's book Coolie Woman , there are some people who just absolutely won't open that book because of that word on that cover. And I don't know, like, I don't know how to reconcile that; I haven't still...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in this essay, I analyze Mrs. Rouse’s contention at the close of the novel: “My blood and coolie blood don’t take.” Gaiutra Bahadur writes in Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013) that the term coolie refers to so-called unskilled laborers from India or China...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a “cooliewoman, stereotyped as too coarse and unsophisticated to move in respectable circles. 18 Her type is, for example, in Salkey's Escape to an Autumn Pavement as well as The Last Emancipation of Jerry Stover. 17 See Sianne Ngai, Ugly Feelings (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... African and Indian populations: “The coolie on the sugar estates is content for the most part with a loin-cloth and a frugal diet consisting chiefly of rice. The rate of wages therefore upon which an East Indian immigrant can subsist would be quite inadequate for the needs of the African race.” 5...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 80–88.
Published: 01 July 2019
... fallen short. iii. Machete: fifth limb of indenture. Chop wounds & stab wounds: read every body found with transgression. A woman pities the pandit refusing to convert, who chops off his arm. Bodies, she knows, cannot be holy. Limbs are the least of genealogical spoils. Borders map bodies...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 223–234.
Published: 01 March 2004
... fuck . . . Abby!! Sorry—to have sex, and is with a Coolie man, and you get he up deh in Buxton in dese times . . . girl, I ain bothered by the sex because God knows yuh din need it but with a Coolie man? Both a yall crazy, skunt. Listen I gat to go...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Maximilian Christian Forte, ed., Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean: Amerindian Survival and Revival (New York: Peter Lang, 2006). 15 See David Dabydeen, Coolie Odyssey (London: Hansib, 1988); and Gaiutra Bahadur, Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture (Chicago: University...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... it out of the case for a photograph, viewing it with the same reverence as the framed pictures of Hindu gods, their offerings of red hibiscus flowers surrounding it. Perhaps the only collection of jewelry from the indentureship period was that of Evelyne Rayman, a Canadian Guyanese woman who...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... population of Indians in Jamaica and to send money back to Angulugaha, to build the house to which he must have dreamed of returning. But, alas, this was not to happen. He formed a union with a woman of Indian descent from Black River, St. Elizabeth, named Iris Black, with whom he had three children. My...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 88–110.
Published: 01 June 2007
... high school. But too much days on a bus can change any man. And six months on the road had changed him drastically. It did not take him long to have a woman in every district from Linstead to Kingston. So she had made a mistake. She had misjudged a man and his breeding...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... for nearly a hundred years.1 The central protagonist of Powell’s novel, Mr. Lowe, is a Chinese woman who has lived as a man for over forty years in Jamaica. Born to a lower-class family in the Guangdong Province of China and named Lau A-yin, she is dressed as a boy by her father until she reaches...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
... that was simultaneously familiar (through intergenerational stories) and distant. This approach is different from that of a Parisian flâneur who consumes the spectacles of the city. To paraphrase Maureen Stone, I was a “brown woman walking,” an embodied experience that itself is both a challenge to and a conversation...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., St. Augustine. She is president of the Caribbean Studies Association for 2008–2009. She has published extensively in gender and cultural studies and is currently directing her tenth documentary film,Coolie Pink and Green. Her manuscript Imaging the Caribbean: Culture...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... people of Asian descent arrived in the Caribbean as merchants and shopkeepers in the twentieth century, but many arrived as indentured laborers much earlier. Though enslavement and indenture are not the same, the transatlantic “coolie” “signed” contracts in blood during the mid-nineteenth and early...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of Trinidad and Tobago. Nanan writes of this piece: “These islands have seen the passage of many peoples. The time and tides of Caribs and Arawaks, the colonizers, slaves and immigrants. Could an East Indian coolie immigrant, a woman, ever have imagined, after the journey over the Kali Pani, sequestered...