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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Petra R. Rivera-Rideau This essay applies Ren Ellis Neyra’s concepts of defiance, solidarity, and mulitpoetic sensorial listening from The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics (2020) to the author’s own family story about how her great-aunt ate the telegram announcing her...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 July 2009
... be inferred a begrudging admiration for the defiance of this lowly, downtrodden Jamaican who stuck tenaciously to his own culture and refused to play the game of colonialism by the Englishman's elitist rules. Ole negar, in sum, was the Jamaican who clung to the African ways of his ancestry while rejecting...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 162–173.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., defiance, and imagined new worlds in Black women’s literary production and political thought. Having been born and raised and having lived in the belly of the beast, they have no confusion about the nature of that beast. They have witnessed their immigrant parents abused by a system that had promised...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., another world? And last, what becomes of the dream when the idealist is forced to quickly exit in this lifetime? I want to think of these questions in much the same way that the philosopher José Esteban Muñoz studied how to revolutionize time in defiance of straight, confining, and demanding ways...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 162–169.
Published: 01 July 2017
... don't feel it 'til you drop. plop . You didn't remember much in those last days but that your mother was an Aborigine; the fire up defiance in your skin make your cheeks blush. Eve of your burial, your line show up itself in a house of women ready to slit the throats of small sheep...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and admiration for British political institutions. 6 Bustamante's stance on the merits of colonization and especially his defiance of British rule showed he was not cowed into the kind of cultural submission that afflicted many of his peers among Jamaica's political class. 7 Bustamante's dissenting...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and the black body. Rastafari’s knotted, root-like locks were a symbol of racial defiance intended to strike fear in the hearts of those who viewed them.28 Like their East Afri- can Nyabinghi and biblical Nazarite predecessors, their hair was a sign to Babylon that the end was near and that the second...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... believe Prax's interpretation of the song is essentially correct but would argue that the military tempo of the music and repeated naming of weapons—“fisi,” “canon,” “boulet”—in the lyrics combine to carry a secondary message of defiance to potential French invaders. The song draws on the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... as a result of her defiance of social and gender expectations. 16 While Tavel’s intent is to exoticize the posthumous image of Montez by reimagining her origin for a younger generation, Vicens de Morales’s is geared more toward fleshing out the noncelebrity persona of Montez. From the vantage point...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 54–69.
Published: 01 October 2006
... Jamaican sound systems. However, these fears were quickly overshadowed by the police force’s attempts to shut down Carnival. Spitting out defiance of the popular authoritarianism that victimized black communities in the 1970s, the title track of LKJ’s Forces of Victory serves both...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...: the “stealing” of a self considered to be the property of another. Saidya Hartman links running away with a primal act of rebellion: “Stealing away was synonymous with defiance because it necessarily involved seizing the master's property and asserting the self in transgression of the law.” 49 After...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 176–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Emancipation in a Hostile Caribbean,” American Historical Association 122, no. 3 (2017): 653–79. On sugar cane mills, see Juan José Ponce Vázquez, Islanders and Empire: Smuggling and Political Defiance in Hispaniola, 1580–1690 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 30–31. 13 See Ponce...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
... political collective, the Grand parti national démocra- tique, but democracy “invoked” a defiance of an Haitian oligarchic system that perpetuated color divisions and material inequalities between the “sons” of Dessalines and of Pétion (170) and symbolized, as one scholar asserted in the case...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 100–107.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., using it in a French context extended this label of pride to Black French people. Its usage quickly became widespread and has remained so. With the anglophone political connotations and related defiance it once carried now essentially diluted to the point of triviality, saying Black has become...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
... graffiti to address the difficult realities he was observing all around him. 10 In what would become a cornerstone of his practice, he began to place portraits of tearful subjects not in situations of subjugation but in acts of defiance: When we would visit the ghettos, I would see that the majority...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 112–120.
Published: 01 November 2022
... 1924, 4. For more on Nuestra tribuna , see Laura Fernández Cordero, “The Anarchist Wager of Sexual Emancipation in Argentina, 1900–1930,” trans. Geoffroy de Laforcade, in Geoffroy de Laforcade and Kirwin Shaffer, eds., In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History (Gainesville...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
... their freedom , they secretly procured weapons, hid themselves in the depths of the woods, and prepared for the war.” Vastey concluded of this foresight: “The defiance of our compatriots in the mountains was more useful than our feeble lumières .” 57 Haiti needed Haitian historians, according to Vastey...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... American women in the Communist Party’s campaign for peace elicited the wrath of the US state, and Jones’s defiance during her trial leading to her deportation calls to mind that displayed by Paul Robeson when he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). As with Robeson...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... his neighbors, who had skillfully served themselves with their spoons … . That's why he had brought Xantippe. To hurl a silent defiance at these petits-bourgeois. To shock them with their blackness. To shock them with their smell of poverty and destitution” (ibid.). Interestingly, Désinore...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 179–190.
Published: 01 June 2008
... withstand a reading that diverges from what Bogues proposes. Césaire makes Ariel a mulatto slave and Caliban a black slave, apart from introducing the Yoruba deity Eshu to the cast of characters. Césaire’s Caliban departs radically from Shake- speare’s in political awareness and defiance. He hurls back...