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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 124–133.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Daniel Morel DOI 10.1215/07990537-1443349 © Daniel Morel ©Daniel 10.1215/07990537-1443349 DOI 2011 •November 36 axe small  Daniel Document of Disaster Morelearthquake (13January2010). Prince mostaffectedbythe12January...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., between humanitarianism and culture in the Caribbean, and between the photojournalism of disaster and the musicology of the disaster telethon. Even as Haitians sang widely in response to the earthquake, the disaster telethon, in its visual depiction of the sufferers, did not broadcast Haitians singing but...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Chelsey L. Kivland Since 2010, “Jerry” has become Haiti's most prominent graffiti artist. Dealing with the most sensitive issues of the day—disaster, insecurity, illiteracy, aid dependency, corruption, and poverty—he has canvassed Port-au-Prince and other cities with murals that invite compassion...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... University Press , 2016 ; 192 pages; ISBN 978-0822362944 (paperback) Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Haiti black girlhood disaster narratives black suffering This little girl was at the beginning of this work, and she occupies its center. —Christina Sharpe, In the Wake...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... practices of disaster spectatorship, promotion of humanitarian programs, and assumptive discourses of disaster. In the second section of this essay I will move beyond the closed representational system of the permanent museum display to explore how these issues play out in the postearthquake era in two...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 34–45.
Published: 01 June 2007
... disasters. And this is to me the first question every single soul there wakes up to. From the most wretched living in the murky salt marshes on the coast to the dwindling Hollywood style villa dwellers in the hills. It is an equation that most have to solve in a minute-by-minute stanza and at the end...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... succession, of three members of my family between May 2013 and February 2014. I began there because as I wrote and thought, and joined others who were writing and thinking, about black people in the midst of disaster everywhere, murdered, shipped, imprisoned, and corralled, I was deep in multiple losses. I...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... on Slavery and Its Discourses (2010); and in Stabroek News (Guyana), New Indian Express (India), and the Guardian (UK). C hristienna D. F ryar is an assistant professor of history at SUNY Buffalo State. She is completing her first book, “The Measure of Empire: Disaster and British...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2011
... refers) that Benjamin offers his most provocative image of the repeating temporality of disaster. In this reading, the proverbial angel of history is taking wing. It faces a past that is little more than the accumulation of a chain of catastrophic events. But the angel, Benjamin says, can see only...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 178–182.
Published: 01 September 2001
... macca springing for nowhere to jook and sting. He had always known that a cultivator’s life was labour of the hardest, most grueling kind. 7 e prospect of a future of years like the one just past, repeating its disasters without limit or end, was dreadful. (p. 41) 7 e dusty, dry...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
... farmers by providing them with a financial buffer in the event of future natural disasters actually locked farmers in a precarious state of insecurity. The introduction of a compulsory insurance scheme made it more viable for banana farmers in Dominica to continue growing this highly sensitive crop amid...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., Meredith John, Kenneth and Virginia Kiple, and Richard Sheridan, to David Eltis and his team (all sources Brown found critical in writing his book)—had long revealed: slavery and the trade in Africans created a demographic disaster for the Caribbean.2 That 1 incent V Brown, The Reaper’s Garden...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... emphasis on the catastrophic beginnings of the Antillean world (7), and on its geographic confinement to a zone where life unfolds under the permanent threat of natural disaster, is the intellectual equivalent of the stereotypes propagated by the tourism industry: the sunny beaches and palm trees...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... immediate aftermath of the disaster, nearly all lines of communication collapsed, with the notable exception of the text messaging service provided by Digicel, the largest mobile phone network provider in the Caribbean and Central America. A digital platform was developed for sharing information via texting...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the poem is “Disaster / tell me about disaster / tell me about it,” 47 and clearly this is the same “disaster” from whose “other side” the narrator of Notebook “heard rise … a river of turtledoves and savanna clover which I carry forever in my depths height-deep as the twentieth floor of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Anthony Oliver-Smith, “Haiti and the Historical Construction of Disasters,” NACLA Report on the Americas 43, no. 4 (2010): 32–36. 15 “Odd, adj., n.1, and adv.” and “Ordinary, adj. and adv.,” in J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford: Clarendon, 1989...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 134–154.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., its golden warplanes streaking in formation across a blood red sky. This is the sea of Danbala la flambeau, angry creator serpent who rides the chasm in between. His head rears above the looming disaster with eyes “blank and pitiless as the sun.” Is this the other Face of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., which seems to me very superficial. Rather, we must try to see how the processes of interrelating began, how civilizations and cultures were constructed, how disasters, colonization, all occurred. These were ecological catastrophes, but we must look at how things restructured themselves. According...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
...) in Haiti. The disaster narrative that has been attached to the Haitian Republic since January 2010 actually feels pretty familiar. Comfortable, even. With its spotlight on the governmental ineptitude and social chaos that has persistently thwarted recovery in the two years since the quake...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015