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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 109–124.
Published: 01 July 2021
... que para lo cubano dibujaba la Revolución también recién estrenada. La Cuba de hoy, donde la desigualdad racial persiste, no se corresponde a la perfecta unidad avizorada por Guillén y Morejón. Sin embargo, aun si en 2002 confesara que los prejuicios raciales han sido derrotados mas no erradicados...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 46–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
...M. Myrta Leslie Santana This essay considers the stories of Blaccucini and Ángel Daniel, two Black transgender drag performers from Cuba, and dwells on the relationship they imagine between their work as performers and their subjectivities as trans people. The author situates these narratives...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Devyn Spence Benson; Antonio López This essay recovers the history of 1960s and 1970s black movements in Cuba through an examination of works by Afro-Cuban intellectuals and their meetings with Caribbean thinkers to show the coexistence of mestizaje and black consciousness as a defining...
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Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 4 Its humor aside, the series never disavows the epic of Cuba Libre, least of all the iconic machete charge. Still from El machete ( The Machete ), dir. Juan Padrón, 1975, episode 3 (cartoon shorts), 6:49 min. More
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti Small Axe Incorporated 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Shona N. Jackson Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Guyana, Cuba, Venezuela and the Routes to Cultural Reconciliation between Latin America and the Caribbean Shona N. Jackson Despite the physical and often linguistic crossings that occur between Latin America and the Caribbean, the largest border...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dissention among European and Latin American intellectual supporters of Cuba's revolution. Castro's condemnation of “bourgeois intellectuals” became the basis of Fernández Retamar's essay, and Shakespeare's The Tempest best addressed the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed in Cuba and Latin...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Figure 4 Its humor aside, the series never disavows the epic of Cuba Libre, least of all the iconic machete charge. Still from El machete ( The Machete ), dir. Juan Padrón, 1975, episode 3 (cartoon shorts), 6:49 min. ...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Sarah Margarita Quesada This essay focuses on the “dual” biopolitics of Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando’s Raíces de mi corazón ( Roots of My Heart , 2001). In her film about an antiblack genocide in early-twentieth-century Cuba, Rolando seeks to recover the suppressed 1912 massacre of members...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Rosanne Adderley This essay uses Ada Ferrer’s book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution as a starting point for revisiting the intellectual project of comparative slavery within the Caribbean. Freedom’s Mirror focuses on neighboring territories—Cuba and Hispaniola—during...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... , to argue that the exploitation of black labor from Cuba's colonial legacy was perpetuated under the revolutionary state's agricultural policies. Through appropriating a highly politicized filmic aesthetic used by the Castro government to critique racial discrimination abroad, Coffea arábiga ironizes...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution uses extensive primary source documentation alongside an evocative prose style that allows for speculative possibilities. Despite silences in the historical record, how might free and enslaved blacks in Saint-Domingue and Cuba have...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of revolutionary Cuba and the riddim -based technique of dancehall song composition, both of which converge in the itinerary of the “Death in the Arena” riddim. The novel thus invites readers to process the Cold War’s conflict over time and space through the lens of Jamaican music, attuned both to how geopolitics...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imaginaries that exist across the Afro-Latinx Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic), Equatorial Guinea (the only Spanish-speaking nation-state in Sub-Saharan Africa), and their diasporic cultural productions in the United States and Spain. The essay ultimately argues that women of color...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... (1857), a romantic novella about the conquest of Puerto Rico, and “A Cuba Libre” (1871), a biographical essay about Haiti’s first president, Alexandre Pétion, the author explores Betances’s vision of Caribbean unity and its connections to race, gender, republicanism, and decolonization. Although he...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Aisha Z. Cort; Antonio López In the context of revolutionary Cuba, discourses of identity are veiled behind discussions and performances of nation and nationality. Consideration of the paradoxical relation of blackness and the Cuban Revolution must consider the historical relation of blackness...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 83–90.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of its actual and apparent doctrinaire lauding of Guillén as exemplar of Cuba’s cultural politics. This special section on Nancy Morejón’s Nación y mestizaje en Nicolás Guillén ( Nation and Mestizaje in Nicolás Guillén ) introduces or, as the case may be, reintroduces readers from the various...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... readership, Cabrera intimates a connection between the postcolonial context of Martinique and Republican Cuba, and between Négritude and cubanía (Cubanness). Yet, just as Cabrera's translation of Notebook is a symbolic moment in the shaping of black internationalism in the Caribbean, it can equally be viewed...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., and the possible directions for Caribbean politics in the near future. While largely sympathetic to many of their comments, Meeks engages with Gray specifically around what Meeks considers Gray's minimalizing of the distinctions between radical activists of the 1970s and contemporary “Dons,” the role of Cuba...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sally Price This essay sets Éloge de la créolité (and the créolité movement) in the comparative context of earlier identitarian movements in the Caribbean and Afro-America, such as the Caribbean Artists Movement (anglophone Caribbean), Wie Eegie Sanie (Suriname), and the Grupo Antillano (Cuba...