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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 159–167.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Faith Smith Small Axe Incorporated 2003 How the English Became English: Catherine Hall’s Civilising Subjects Faith Smith or some readers, Catherine Hall’s contention that metropole and colony helped to constitute one another, in her massive new study of the Englishness...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Supriya M. Nair This essay discusses Belinda Edmondson’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022). The author shows how Edmondson challenges Standard English dismissals of anglophone Caribbean vernaculars as an inferior form of English and reorients the historical...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 215–225.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in Jamaica. The essay demonstrates how contestations around national identity are articulated in a repressive language of moral authority. Speakers of “good” (English) and “bad” (Jamaican) language varieties become embattled in a struggle for the control of public terrain. The essay concludes...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that has been obscured by anglophone criticism. This lacuna, I argue, is partly due to the unavailability of an unabridged translation in English of Glissant's Discours as well as to the failure of Fanonian critics to account for his grounding in a specifically francophone Caribbean setting and culture...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the dandified pretensions of the usurping English. Small Axe Inc. 2009 What Do Jamaicans Mean by Ole Negar? Anthony C. Winkler When Glyne Griffith invited me to attend the conference “Blackness Unbound: Constructions and Deconstructions of Race in a Transnational Context,” I thought he was out...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...—the ways in which the approaches to transnational engagement embedded within English colonialism are at once accepted, interrogated, or utilized by Caribbean public figures in the nineteenth century. As such, Smith's book provides a way for us to situate modern Caribbean studies within an intellectual...
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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 (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Themes from this conversation include the roles of black subjects in English and American popular culture, the emergence of a new black aesthetic and poetics, and the centrality of the idea of difference to Hall's late-twentieth-century understanding of black identity and culture. The essay also...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of these children. This essay explores English slave codes regarding reproduction under slavery alongside the experience of reproduction to suggest that legislative silences are not the final word on race and reproduction. The presumption that their children would also be enslaved produced a visceral understanding...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... spitfire” in English-language films, in the Dominican Republic her image as an international celebrity helped to further promote the national-popular homogenizing ideology of the Rafael Trujillo regime that upheld a distorted notion of democracy that negated racial and class differences. Accordingly...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the ghostly referent for inequalities facing nonblack children. Poor, disabled, English-language learners and students of color are, generally, more often talked about as suffering “like” black children. Black children are both the spectacle and the specters of educational discourse and juvenile justice...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 73–79.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the poet and women in her family have insisted on survival. These poems bear shifts in landscape and language, namely, from St. Lucia to the United States, from Antillean Creole to American English. Part of a manuscript in progress, the poems seek to probe inherited and lived-through pain so as to move...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 131–154.
Published: 01 November 2019
... an article in a Havana newspaper on the late-nineteenth-century queer Cuban modernista poet Julián del Casal that advocated for a decolonial poetics of reception and failure and a creative use of the artist’s archive. This is the first published English translation of Lezama Lima’s “Julián del Casal...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and institutions in Jamaica might tell us about the literary 1950s. Beginning by rethinking the historiographical gaze toward London, the author then raises key questions about what the narrative of the founding of the English department at the University College of the West Indies and the work of Focus magazine...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and of the sedimented yet contingent racial logics underlying constructions of Englishness and Britishness. This brief discussion essay considers the book’s eccentric form and method as a challenge to imperial history, its methodological commitments, and its archival moorings. Carby offers a powerful critique...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 109–124.
Published: 01 July 2021
...; an English translation is available online) © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Nancy Morejón Nicolás Guillén mestizaje black women Caribbean counterhegemonic epistemologies Y cuando despiertes de tu sueño, continuada tu estirpe, Sacúdete, pega, muere y mata tú también que ya vuelas y vives en tu...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 51–71.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Maureen Warner-Lewis The transformation of Maureen Warner-Lewis’s intellectual career from colonial to postcolonial shaping was gradual and sometimes fortuitous. It involved a bifurcation in disciplines, evolving from English literary developments into Afro-Caribbean social and linguistic history...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Mindie Lazarus-Black The early history of legal education in the English-speaking Caribbean reflects a struggle for local identity and authenticity, while serving multiple states. Because schools are key locales for the making of docile bodies, West Indian lawyers experienced “subjection...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Khalila Chaar-Pérez In sharing the original French version as well as Spanish and (first-ever) English translations of “Speech at the Masonic Lodge of Port-au-Prince” (ca. 1870–71), the author argues for the importance of the work of Afro–Puerto Rican activist Ramón Emeterio Betances in the history...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 142–150.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Vanessa Pérez-Rosario; Antonio López In this interview, Cuban poet Nancy Morejón talks about her early work, her involvement with Ediciones El Puente, her poetry publishing hiatus from 1967 to 1979, and her literary criticism on the work of Nicolás Guillén. (In Spanish; an English translation...