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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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of literary multilingualism. Consequently, these writers employ a broad range of literary strategies that enrich decolonial conversations about social transformation by imagining models of communication that challenge colonial language hierarchies. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and in the current rounds of colonial settlement through tax haven conditions in the realm of real estate. The essay shifts the language of anticolonial sensorial errancy to decolonial sensorial errancy to focus on the forms of “slow violence” of economic invasion/ control, the productivity of which presses us...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
... colonial representations and create community in profound ways. Drawing on Sylvia Wynter’s work on colonial epistemologies and representation in relation to questions of race and decolonization and on Rex Nettleford’s discussion of embodiment and marronage, the author lays out a method of decolonial...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yomaira C. Figueroa This essay contends that Caribbean conceptualizations of relation, understood through the theorizing and political organizing of women of color feminists, offer decolonial possibilities that enable radical remappings of the Afro-Atlantic. The essay argues that the political...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Shanna Jean-Baptiste This essay explores the decolonial future imagined by the Black women who make up Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel’s Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (2020). A much-needed project of historical redress, Joseph-Gabriel’s study...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... frames Gosine’s questions as ones that pursue the decolonial possibilities of animality and suggests that Nature’s Wild offers us a blueprint for a Caribbean queer decolonial politic. Its primary inquiry resides in asking how animality adapts and signifies in potentially intersectional ways and whether...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 131–142.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain. Thinking about Suzanne’s and Suzanne’s respective and overlapping relationships to Haiti, this essay is an exercise in implementing the decolonial methods and reimagining of national belonging that Joseph-Gabriel presents. 2 Yarimar Bonilla, Non-Sovereign Futures: French...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... as decolonial practices by dislocating the socially prescribed binding between performance and affect. Using the theories of Saidiya Hartman, José Esteban Muñoz, and Juana María Rodríguez, and connecting to the work of Rocío Zambrana on strategies that address the island’s colonial legacy, the essay explores...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... economies. 8 These exchange or solidarity economies form the basis of a decolonial praxis that exists in the colonial present, working “within, against, and in between the powers of the sovereign liberal state.” 9 The collective search for a possible decolonial praxis within the permanent crisis...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
... by her daughter Mame Coumba Ndiaye. Harmonizing with Joseph-Gabriel’s notion of decolonial citizenship, this essay asks how the stakes of Bâ’s work shift if we read her alongside Ndiaye’s overlooked text. While Black women of Bâ’s generation may have been more likely to be widely recognized than those...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of decolonial practices, black life, and black futures are embedded in place. The interlocking workings of human worth, race, and space demonstrate the ways the uninhabitable still holds currency in the present and continues to organize contemporary geographic arrangements. The colonial enactment...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Underdeveloped Africa as a predecessor to contemporary decolonial theory—signal an approach to alternative modes of knowing for generating new possibilities for life. As the prevailing “political rationality,” 51 neoliberal or structural adjustment cum Development extends its horizons through...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Then it focuses on the meaning of the nineteenth century in the Spanish Caribbean, with particular attention to the Caribbean confederation and 1898 as key moments in the colonial and decolonial process of this region. Then the essay turns to the notion of criollismo in the Spanish Caribbean and its dialectic...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 14–30.
Published: 01 November 2022
... intellectuals—particularly because it has now been, arguably, appropriated in Western intellectual circles. 5 These Caribbean scholars were firmly anticolonial in their thinking—not decolonial . The sociologists Dylan Kerrigan and Daniel Nehring recently argued that postcolonial discourses come from...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and Jamaica from the 1860s to 1898; the West Indies Federation became a governing body in the British Caribbean territories from 1958–62. These “con-federated” forms reverberate together in the idea of trans-Caribbean unity as a utopian reference for anti-imperial sovereignty and the decolonial achievement...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 131–154.
Published: 01 November 2019
... an article in a Havana newspaper on the late-nineteenth-century queer Cuban modernista poet Julián del Casal that advocated for a decolonial poetics of reception and failure and a creative use of the artist’s archive. This is the first published English translation of Lezama Lima’s “Julián del Casal...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and economic affairs. It argues that by the end of the long 1950s, the earlier-twentieth-century story of an emergent civil society in Jamaica was displaced by the story of political society. The result has been a formal decolonization that lacked some of the decolonial social and cultural visions of earlier...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
... powerfully offers something other than a methodology through which the circulation of Caribbean geographies, politics, epistemologies, and its people’s lived experiences moves outward to provide analytical and conceptual service for metropolitan centers, even if for ostensibly decolonial purposes. The essay...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that is inclusive of Haiti. Although the limitations of revolutionary masculinity and regional sameness are evident in the text, Betances proposes a politics of unity beyond nationhood that interconnects with later decolonial projects of coliberation. 19 Betances, “Speech,” 177; “Discours,” 169; “Discurso en la...