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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
... rather rendered them unamplified and mute. The telethon focused on the emotionality of the American popular singers, and overwrote the story of the disaster with an American way of knowing, divorced entirely from Caribbean narratives, histories, and understandings. McAllister crystallizes connections...
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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 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 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 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Trevor Burnard The bleak moral vision in Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden offers to us a version of early America that is profoundly at odds with established, or at least popular, narratives of American historical development. It is also at odds with customary narratives of Caribbean history...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... narratives. These artists rupture the surface of family images to trouble the bourgeois, heteronormative, and colorist scripts that often police the formation of family. The family album is rearranged and marked up; thus it becomes rendered as flesh inscribed with silent narratives. Through different forms...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of historical narrative and discursive inventiveness. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 On the Impossibility of All Possibility in Caribbean Theory José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Ab s t r a c t : Silvio Torres-Saillant’s passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Susan Buck-Morss Responding to commentaries on Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History by Sibylle Fischer and David Scott, this essay describes universal history as “theoretical pragmatics,” a practice of theorizing that undermines established narratives. Focusing on the singularity of historical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Caribbean in/securities Erna Brodber Nothing’s Mat fractals This essay serves as an introduction to a special section on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., thus helping to frame the book's relevance. Island Bodies draws attention to the sexed subject's embeddedness in notions of authenticity (within the Caribbean as well as in relation to first-world narratives of emancipation) and to the dominance of biological men in discussions of Caribbean sexualities...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., suggesting that the latter’s critiques of history do not follow necessarily from the failure of postcolonial history to follow the trajectory laid out for it by narratives of anticolonial overcoming. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Caribbean studies historiography Pan-Africanism francophone...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... would surround it. However, much like a suggestive shift of lighting in Wilson's installation, Benjamin's comments about the sculpture's universal resonance jar against the disaster-focused Haitian context given to Freedom! in the institutional narrative, while his and the Atis rezistans...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Imperialism in Postemancipation Jamaica,” which explores how imperial disaster politics belied contemporary popular narratives of Jamaica's ruin in the eight decades after emancipation. She has also published in Slavery and Abolition and the Journal of British Studies . A ndil G osine is an associate...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... interested in what Walcott calls the “big narratives” of fugitivity and marronage. Instead, I tried to name and to perform “the still-living desires for more than what we presently have” by attending to what I called an ordinary note of care, 7 which I arrived at through much thinking and teaching with...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2011
... narrative of victors, of those—on the Right or Left (if these terms mean anything today)—who win the race of human progress. And not surprisingly, in his youth, Hessel admits, this was indeed an attractive idea. But there exists, he says, an alternative conception of history, one perhaps imagined from...
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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 June 2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... present her with” in Harris’s List of Covent- Garden Ladies; or as the paramour in the narrative of a mercenary soldier in Surinam; or as a brothel owner in a traveler’s account of the prostitutes of Barbados; or as a minor character in a nineteenth-century pornographic novel.1 Variously named...
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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)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... chapter as I am by the narrative itself, since I see in Thomas's choices the possibilities for subjective grieving we are not accustomed to associating with scholarly practice and for which there is normally little room in political discourse. There is, for instance, the way Thomas allows for gaps and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... occupation.” 46 His words echo familiar narratives, such as those previously used to justify the US role in the Spanish American War and the imposition of the Platt Amendment in Cuba. Kagan stresses that Palau is now an important partner: “With a government modeled on our own, Palau shares our goals for...