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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
... a postcolonial West Indian community. It also examines the ways in which the play combines various influences with the representation of dreams and madness to stage visions of Caribbean unity. Dreams, Delirium, and Decolonization in Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain Kelly Baker Josephs...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and decolonization, local intellectuals emerged in the public arena throughout the Caribbean region. The author studies the intellectual interplays and incubations taking place, asking if and how Dutch Caribbean thinkers and writers were involved. Her analysis finds that neglect and erasure impacted Dutch Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in the 1960s, this narrative of aboriginal absence was widely incorporated across a range of genres into texts that constitute the anglophone Caribbean's decolonizing intellectual tradition. The essay critically engages with the claim—made most poignantly by Sylvia Wynter and Kamau Brathwaite—that diasporic...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Susan Meltzer Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Decolonizing the Mind: Recent Grenadian Fiction Susan Meltzer Who writes history? According to an African proverb, “Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”1 Observers in Grenada have...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 154–161.
Published: 01 March 2023
... allows Joseph-Gabriel to suggest how “the work of black women who redefined transnational exchange beyond several binaries” can continue to “illuminate our way toward a decolonized world” (194). Although this was not widely noticed outside Senegal at the time, what Bâ does in Letter is to construct...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...— This Island Now (1966) and The View from Coyaba (1985)—fictionalize the transition to independence in the anglophone Caribbean and how that transition related to the set of concerns unfolding across the rest of the black world. This essay traces Abrahams’s thought on questions of race and decolonization...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Honor Ford-Smith This essay discusses decolonization, performance, and education in the 1970s in Jamaica and argues that embodied performances of humans existing at the margins of power are both compelling as and productive of new forms of knowledge because they teach us to challenge enduring...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as modes of thought. It also argues that if Caribbean thought gets knotted up in the trope of Caliban, it will not decolonize itself and begin to wrestle with what Kamau Brathwaite has called the “inner plantation.” Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Writing Caribbean Intellectual History Anthony Bogues...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Winks This essay explores the enduring relevance and challenges of Caribbean Négritude poetry, with specific emphasis on the work and thought of Aimé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas. The decolonizing imperative that speaks through their work retains an agonic immediacy and political...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... foundationally transform triumphalist as well as teleological narratives that often pervade our discussions of constitutional decolonization. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Rastafari anti-Communism 1950s Jamaica Rex Nettleford surveillance Rex Nettleford was the first postindependence observer...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Obika Gray The Jamaican 1960s represented a critical phase in the island's political history. The era provoked a second round of decolonization politics as the culturally Eurocentric political class that won power in the first round, during the 1930s, encountered stiff opposition to its autocratic...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2018
... indexes the aim of this unforgettable presence to make space for social and sexual dissent and to practice a social science committed to decolonization. 32 See Lipe Collado, El foro público en la era de Trujillo: De cómo el chisme fue elevado a la categoría de asunto de estado (Santo Domingo...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... literature, postcolonial literature, and Caribbean studies, situating these shifts and movements within and against the backdrop of histories of decolonization. Birbalsingh’s early years in a plantation colony become prologue to his experience of education as a pathway to migration (a brain drain that still...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Raphael Dalleo Examining the West Indies Federation during the twentieth century against the backdrop of the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934 shows the complex roots of decolonization and helps us understand the occupation as a foundational event for the twentieth-century Caribbean...
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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. Copyright ©...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., decolonize the terms of literary value. The author illuminates the centrality of literary infrastructure to Caribbean literary history through a reparative critique of Pascale Casanova’s theory of the world literary marketplace in dialogue with reflections by a contemporaneous set of highly influential...
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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 (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 45–51.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Louis Chude-Sokei The Black Scholar ( TBS ), established in 1969, emerged from a public confluence of black political and cultural movements—black power, black arts, Pan-Africanism and decolonization, black feminism, and the emergence of a black political class. As primary intellectual organ...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... an ethnography of Guadeloupean labor activism, Bonilla critiques modern notions of national sovereignty as the only and inevitable product of decolonization. Provocative as it is, her account challenges the methods, periodization, and habits of Caribbean history and highlights the blind spots of European studies...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
... compounded crises bound up with the afterlives of colonialism—coming to a head in the form of planetary climate catastrophe and its attendant sociopolitical degradations—have rightfully renewed demands for a decolonization of the contemporary world. The three orientations that guide the essay—the conflict...