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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Margo Groenewoud; Aaron Kamugisha This essay traces the roots of marginalization of the Dutch Caribbean in Caribbean studies, approaching these roots as an integral part of a shared Caribbean intellectual history. In the era of twentieth-century Caribbean anticolonialism, nationalism...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Guno Jones Through a close reading of Anton de Kom’s Wij slaven van Suriname ( We Slaves of Surinam e), this essay explores the complex legal, symbolic, social, and political lives of differentially positioned humans in the Dutch colonial and postindependent context. Firstly, De Kom’s 1934 book...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
... differently if greater attention is paid to the Dutch Caribbean. The essays included in the section demonstrate the shifting role that De Kom and his book have played—from the 1930s and the anxieties they created for the colonial state; to their international impact on other revolutionary movements...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 87–99.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Mitchell Esajas Anton de Kom was an anticolonial thinker, resistance fighter, father, author, and poet—a renaissance man par excellance born in the Dutch colony Suriname. In his Wij slaven van Suriname (1934), De Kom, as a descendant of enslaved peoples in Suriname, described with razor-sharpness...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
... intertextual formal art practices. It aims to mark the archive of Caribbean art history through its focus on the remarkable contributions of women from the Dutch-, English-, Spanish-, French-, and Creole-speaking Caribbean to the making of this history as well as the ongoing cultivation of arts practice...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 85–92.
Published: 01 July 2022
... White Dutch world. g.d.wekker@uu.nl © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Zwart /Black Afro-Surinamese diaspora ethnic (self-)reference cultural archive The fact is “black” has . . . always been an unstable identity, psychically, culturally and politically. It, too, is a narrative...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 123–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Wayne Modest © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 In the introduction to the recently published Dutch Racism , editors Philomena Essed and Isabel Hoving assert an exceptional quality to racism in the Netherlands. Describing it as “complex, paradoxical and a contested domain,” they suggest...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and an aid to further reflection. k.j.fatah@hum.leidenuniv.nl © Small Axe, Inc. 2023 Anton de Kom Dutch Caribbean canonization Suriname In 2020 Anton de Kom was included among the “fifty windows” onto Dutch history and culture that form the official Canon of the Netherlands. 1...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 59–66.
Published: 01 March 2023
... (accessed 10 October 2022). 26 On Blackness and the performative arts, see Marleen de Witte, “Heritage, Identity, and the Body in Afro-Dutch Self-Styling,” Jahrbuch für Europäische Ethnologie 12 (2017): 127–45; on Winti and the political, see Markus Balkenhol, “Commemorating the African Ancestors...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., it is unlikely that Carbonell had read, or even heard about, De Kom’s ideas, available then only in Dutch and German. However, I introduce Carbonell’s book into a discussion dedicated to Dutch Caribbean thinkers like De Kom in order to register what I called “collateral effects.” Though published in different...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
... M itchell E sajas is cofounder of the New Urban Collective and The Black Archives in Amsterdam, a unique collection of books, documents, and artifacts documenting the history of Black people and Black resistance in the Dutch context. By working with artists, activists, academics, communities...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... intellectuals and artists outside of their own three-person (plus Glissant), Martinican universe. I then go on to draw a contrast between the élogistes ' insularity and the broader regionalism of identitarian movements from the anglophone, hispanophone, and Dutch-colonized parts of the Caribbean (and elsewhere...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 136–145.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Sbisa, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975). 2 For consistency’s sake, and because we are writing in English, we favor the English Maroon over the Dutch Marron . The latter is more common in Suriname, a former Dutch colony, and in the interviews quoted here, interviewees use...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... territory for Spain, the Dutch were the rst to settle parts of what became Guyana. Their New World territories became a signi cant foothold in their bid for independence from Spain, which did not come until the 1648 Treaty of Munster. The dispute between Guyana and Venezuela over, roughly, a two-thirds...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... experience of the region out of the story. Since the hispanophone Caribbean already exists de facto, as do its anglophone, Dutch-speaking, and francophone counterparts, it seems unclear why we would need to bring it into existence de lege also. One might wonder what is broken that cries for fixing...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 80–84.
Published: 01 July 2022
... years to the French-/Kreyòl-speaking Caribbean. In 2016, beginning with Small Axe 51, a special section has been devoted to the hispanophone Caribbean once a year. 5 As part of a larger initiative to integrate the Dutch, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean into the journal’s preoccupations, our...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 69–82.
Published: 01 July 2021
... the Virgin Islands—Dutch, Danish, German, and British—but the French stayed on, weathering hurricanes, political upheaval and economic depressions for centuries.” 27 Before the Second World War, the two French communities were a retention of lifestyles from St. Barths based on geographical...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... There are six “official” languages in the Caribbean––English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Haitian Creole, and Papiamento—as well as several local creoles and patois and a few remaining indigenous languages. 4 Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks , trans. Charles Lam Markmann (New York: Grove, 1967), 38...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... historical and artistic representations in dialogue with the Anglo, French, and Dutch Caribbeans. Establishing a robust counterpoint between national and international/transnational approaches when conceptualizing the Caribbean is crucial for a better understanding of a small region in which several...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
... German, but it may as well have been Dutch. ) ey all sounded the same to him. Colin was practically shouting. He fi gured they were foreigners. ) e woman drew closer to the man. Colin pointed to his wrist, then at the man’s wrist, then he raised his hands, shrug- ging...