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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... space and offers them a methodology for destabilizing the world's (post)colonial orders. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 differential repetition petit pays small countries scalar theory postcolonial geography In the early 1990s, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Edouard Glissant, and Wilson Harris turned...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 18–32.
Published: 01 July 2023
... for the Self that the self-referential repetitions of V. S. Naipaul, Kamau Brathwaite, and Derek Walcott represent “stages of differentiation or acts of becoming.” 12 Brodber differentiates herself from her bright male colleagues by attempting to disrupt this cyclical process through defining her literary...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 155–166.
Published: 01 November 2019
... or “prior” work of art but on what he variously figures in his essay as “recepción” (reception), “reincorporación” (reincorporation or reingestion), “reconstrucción” (reconstruction), and “rehallazgo” (refinding), the repetition of the prefix underscoring the receptive or secondary character of his proposed...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2023
... a repetition with a difference; the regularity of “at the end of daybreak” unravels into something as concrete as “the hungry Antilles” or as general as “this very fragile earth.” 59 The Antilles are thus not always specifically named. In fact, more frequently than not, Césaire throughout uses designations...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-natural crisis events as evidence, it shows that repetitive states of coconstituted ecological and political-economic devastation create vivid spaces of loss that make clear to the affected that repeating states of dystopia cannot be ruptured by the reiteration of the past political visions of nation...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Walcott's play Drums and Colours and the essays and poetry of Monchoachi show the creative engagement with a differential opacity that speaks to the negotiation of the specificities of self-determination and self-definition necessary to the postcolonial condition. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Monchoachi...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
... preferred to the all too familiar, endlessly repetitive official narrative of history. A recent example of this tendency to desert history and home in Haitian fiction is Louis– Philippe Dalembert’s L’île du bout des rêves (2003), in which the exiled narrator seldom refers to Haiti, and affirms...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the particular syntax of Spanish and English. As is common in political speeches, Betances presented his vision in direct fashion through basic rhetorical devices, particularly pathos and repetition, in order to communicate a message of unity. Since the immediate context of the speech is a Masonic lodge...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 85–92.
Published: 01 July 2022
... or female Natives], much less with the free female Natives, and to engage in carnal conversation with them.” 5 Owing to the repetitiveness of the injunction, one must conclude: to no avail. Meanwhile, how did Creoles refer to themselves? During the colonial period, Creoles in Suriname used...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... … missed her altogether. It was not she, and yet it was no one else. I would have recognized her among thousands of other women, yet I did not ‘find’ her … . I recognized her differentially, not essentially.” 14 Barthes finds the essence he is searching for—“the truth of the face I had loved...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 July 2009
... anecdote that I heard over and over again from my older relatives. In spite of its constant repetition, it always generated a lot of laughter. The story describes the reaction of my mother’s aunt upon seeing my father for the first time, way back in the late 1950s when he was beginning to court my...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... declares continually that she is “a lady, … a lady, … a lady” ( NW , 405). In addition to her actions during the course of the narrative, the overwhelming repetition makes it apparent that the “lady” doth protest too much. Although Isobel's behavior alludes to an egalitarian approach to sexuality...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 59–77.
Published: 01 July 2011
... reveals that the journey itself is self-consciously marked—and marketed—as a Caribbean experience in at least three distinct ways. First, the tours differentiate themselves from other travel options as catering specifically to the itineraries of Caribbean folk. Points of departure...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 85–93.
Published: 01 July 2015
... rights movement. Thus Vaginal Davis, through performance, recognizes her intersectional identity. Intersectionality, according to José, drawing on the work of critical theorist Kimberele William Crenshaw, recognizes “the copresence of sexuality, race, class, gender, and other identity differentials...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that exclude women thinkers and other cultural producers as it is to read Frantz Fanon's contemptuous dismissal of Guadeloupian writer Mayotte Capécia's literature in his otherwise brilliant Black Skin, White Masks . In Fanon's book emerges an important variant of a Caribbeanist repetition that Horn notes...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of both categories, thus posing a threat to the ideological closure that differentiated the two so as to render Black girlhood invisible and even untenable.” 9 This couplet, invisible and untenable, reminds me of when Sharpe says black childhood is inviable and invisible (91). Or when Hortense Spillers...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... established might be compared to that being developed at roughly the same time by Fela Kuti with his band Afrika 70 in Nigeria. Both bands were influenced (directly) by the sound of James Brown's bands, and in both outfits the implicitly mocking function of the repetitive, disembodied vocals (primarily...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 89–102.
Published: 01 March 2018
... politique dans Mûr à crever , l’ Éloge , et Cahier d’un retour au pays natal d’Aimé Césaire, et en analysant le mouvement entre isolement et révolution, ainsi que la répétition de l’histoire, j’entends démontrer que cette œuvre est beaucoup plus près des perspectives anticolonialistes et anticapitalistes...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 105–115.
Published: 01 November 2021
... is submarine” is quoted by academic and creative writers, it is surprising that very little, if any, attention has been given to the repetition-with-a-difference in the last line of “Caribbean Man” or to what questions might surround this difference between unity and unit . I cannot pretend to solve...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... literati would have understood as Anacaona and as an allegory of the Dominican nation (Quisqueya), infuses the inscription with authenticity. The print machinery in 1877 had been immediately deployed after the exhumation of the remains to amplify legitimacy through further repetition. Notarial acts were...
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