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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
... 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 Among the visual images that...
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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 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 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. 3 Ronald Cummings, “Maroon In/Securities,” this issue of Small Axe , 47–55. 4 Anthony Harriott and Rivke Jaffe, “Security Encounters: Negotiating Authority and Citizenship during...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... institutional narrative that was orchestrated to contextualize the work, or over the displays, staging, and artifacts that 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and learning from the resilience of strong women. 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 Imperialism in Postemancipation Jamaica,” which explores how imperial disaster politics...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., separate development) discursively re-creates itself as free.” 6 In In the Wake , I was less 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...
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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
... by international NGOs, and in particular the risks of a relative lack of linguistic and cultural expertise in grassroots delivery of relief and aid. 17 Haiti in 2010 provides a particularly eloquent illustration of this: in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, nearly all lines of communication...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... disaster might seem like an extraordinary “act of God” (to borrow from the exceptionalist language of insurance and contract law.) Yet a quick survey of Haiti's social conditions shows that the massive death toll was both predictable and preventable. 14 In other words, Haiti's place in the global system...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... considerations of the events and of their ongoing effects on the identities and lives of Rastas—an aftermath coextensive with the history of the independent Jamaican nation. I am as fascinated by the mode of telling in this chapter as I am by the narrative itself, since I see in Thomas's choices the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
....” 25 Such knowledge could, I argue, prove a revitalizing force for postcolonial studies. At its emergence, the so-called postcolonial turn in cultural and literary studies was exciting precisely because it disrupted dominant narratives, including the (still fundamentally Eurocentric...