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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Khalila Chaar-Pérez In sharing the original French version as well as Spanish and (first-ever) English translations of “Speech at the Masonic Lodge of Port-au-Prince” (ca. 1870–71), the author argues for the importance of the work of Afro–Puerto Rican activist Ramón Emeterio Betances in the history...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Dialect Literature and Performance ; Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2022 ; 208 pages; ISBN 978-0192856838 (hardcover) © Small Axe, Inc. 2023 Anglo-Creoles Caribbean language politics decolonizing English vernacular Creole organizes speech as a blast of sound. —Édouard...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Suriname, 2013). 52 The official English spelling was changed from “Surinam” to “Suriname” in January 1978. 51 See J. J. Oversteegen, Gemunt op wederkeer: Het leven van Cola Debrot vanaf 1948 (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1994), 174–80. 50 See Kempen, Rusteloos en overal , 392–94...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Prize for Global Cultural Understanding and finalist for the 2020 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize (Ameri- can Studies Association). Sarah Phillips Casteel is a professor of English at Carleton University, where she is cross- appointed to the Institute of African Studies. She is the author...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of Selvon’s work, refl ects a range of linguistic registers that capture the rich cultural resources avail- able to West Indian writers. Lamming modulates from standard English prose (informed by the introspective tenor of Western literary modernism) to the open communality of dialogue carried out...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Glissant, The Poetics of Relation (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997), 67. 88 | SX22 • Decolonizing the Mind: Recent Grenadian Fiction Forgetting, for example, is written largely in a Creole-like grapholect that is neither standard nor Grenadian Creole English (GCE) but seeks...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by an Equatoguinean woman to be translated into English. Currently the book is banned in Equatorial Guinea. 46 See Nadia Celis Salgado, La rebelión de las niñas: El Caribe y la “conciencia corporal” (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2015); and Jessica Marie Johnson, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 194–196.
Published: 01 July 2022
...). She is currently working on a bilingual anthology titled “I Am My Own Path: The Writings of Julia de Burgos.” She is managing editor of Small Axe . G régory P ierrot is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. He is the author of Decolonize Hipsters (2021...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 174–176.
Published: 01 November 2022
... people in Australia. His recent publications include Literary Primitivism (2018) and an essay on Louise Bennett and the decolonization of civic verse in volume 2 of Caribbean Literature in Transition (2021). R andi G ill -S adler is assistant professor of English and Africana studies...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in the Americas and a reflection of the geographic fluidity and “racial multiplicity” of early-seventeenth-century English understandings of the world. 24 French-, English-, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean writers have taken up The Tempest —especially the character Caliban—in the context of decolonization. 25...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 263–265.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness (2018). C arolyn C ooper is professor emerita in the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she taught for many years. She is the author of Noises...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 152–154.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the Department of English and African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, East Lansing. Her forthcoming monograph Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Litera- ture examines the textual and historical relations between diasporic Afro Puerto Rican, Afro- Cuban, Afro...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Improvement Association, to an altogether different task—defending the British Empire. At a September 1914 UNIA meeting in Kingston, members expressed their “loyalty and devotion” to the British Empire, bearing homage to “the great protecting and civilizing influence of the English nation and people.” 1...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Continental outlook facilitated by his bilingualism in English and French. As an Oxford-educated Irishman employed by the BBC, Swanzy was keenly aware of his own liminal status, and this lived experience facilitated his adept negotiation of tensions between center and periphery. 12 For many members...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... English mother”—was also adrift. Her family did not approve of her marriage to Peter nor did her parents warm to their mixed-race grandchildren. 3 Peter and Daphne tried France, since it was more accepting of interracial couples (their eldest child, Biddy, was born there), but they found it lonely...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of that moment has made you create.” Robert Hamner, “Conversation with Derek Walcott,” World Literature Written in English 16, no. 2 (1977): 410. 8  |  Dreams, Delirium, and Decolonization in Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain BASIL: You have one minute to repent. To recant. To renounce...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
... central to Glissant’s thinking but whose implications now change somewhat. Originally it was an anti-imperialist 1 Edouard Glissant, Le discours antillais (Paris: Seuil, 1981); translated into English by J. Michael Dash as Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays (Charlottesville: University...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Césaire reproduces, see Lénine, L'Etat et la révolution (Paris: La Fabrique, 2012), 149. For the English text, see State and Revolution: The Marxist Theory of the State and the Tasks of the Proletarian Revolution , Marxists.org , www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ ; and Vladimir...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
...,” see Catherine Hall, Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830–1867 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002); and Kathleen Wilson, ed., A New Imperial History: Culture, Identity, and Modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660–1840 (Cambridge: Cambridge University...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
...-speaking context. 6 See Jan Voorhoeve and Ursy M. Lichtveld, eds., Creole Drum: Anthology of Creole Literature in Suriname (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975), 66. 7 We were systematically trained in languages—English, French, German, Latin, Greek—to be able to carefully understand...