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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Alessandra Benedicty Kaiama L. Glover's Haiti Unbound fills a gap in understanding writing that took place in Haiti during Duvalierism, helping to open onto new(er) global narratives. In so doing, Glover contributes to the questioning of how and why poverty is fetishized. This review explores...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 189–201.
Published: 01 September 2005
... up arms in the war of independence. Th ere were also 1. Antoine Dupré (1782–1816) was one of Haiti’s earliest published poets and possibly its fi rst performed playwright, producing his own plays in a theater he founded in Port-au-Prince. Small Axe 18, September 2005: pp. 189–201 ISSN...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2004
... ISSN 0799-0537 so good at articulating the political despair of Guyana that he is virtually forced into silence, unable to off er a positive reckoning of West Indian society.⁴ Kamau Brathwaite, writing in 1977, reports the generally held opinion that Carter had “resigned himself...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 39–70.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Caribbean migration of the past half century. Th ere are many ways we might describe how this transformation has been valuable, not least for indigenous white Britons. My own view is that it is the intellectual impact that has been of the fi rst importance: West Indian migrants brought with them...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
... linguistic region has developed theories and models that both account for cultural mixing and also extend beyond description to off er visionsA of the cross-cultural possibilities for resistance and creativity off ered by diverse cultural matrices. , is body of work includes, among others...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 120–128.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Kouyaté, George Pad- more, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Edwards off ers inno- vative approaches to the ways in which we read race, nation, language, and diaspora. Translation, he posits, articulates diaspora as a negotiation of linguistic, cultural, and national diff erences...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 72–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
... George Lamming is one of these “riskers.” . ere are perhaps few Caribbean writers with a keener sense of the meaning of Martin Carter’s literary-political purposes in this essay than Lamming. . is is because there are few Caribbean writers (of any generation ssmallmall of them...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 September 2003
... ers “a unique brand of humour More recently, critics have attempted to confer legitimacy/seriousness on the concept of Caribbean women’s poetry as an identifi able subgrouping of Caribbean literature. Here, the search for seriousness appears to involve a search for “the gendering...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 205–213.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and Power dismiss carnival as a site of political resistance. Th ere is, instead, a novel-by-novel, which is to say region-by-region, critical undoing—the critical act of “taking apart” the carnival as a deeply historicized and, one might also say, romanticized, cultural practice...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and Power dismiss carnival as a site of political resistance. Th ere is, instead, a novel-by-novel, which is to say region-by-region, critical undoing—the critical act of “taking apart” the carnival as a deeply historicized and, one might also say, romanticized, cultural practice...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 222–227.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and Power dismiss carnival as a site of political resistance. Th ere is, instead, a novel-by-novel, which is to say region-by-region, critical undoing—the critical act of “taking apart” the carnival as a deeply historicized and, one might also say, romanticized, cultural practice...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 242–244.
Published: 01 March 2004
...—to the radical black intellectual was bound to bring. SStewarttewart BBrownrown Sugar and Slate off ers powerful and vivid portraits of many places and people encountered by the two generations of the Williams family as they retrace...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 245–247.
Published: 01 March 2004
...—to the radical black intellectual was bound to bring. SStewarttewart BBrownrown Sugar and Slate off ers powerful and vivid portraits of many places and people encountered by the two generations of the Williams family as they retrace...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 176–188.
Published: 01 September 2005
... country” (p. 119, emphasis added). Th e connection with the mother acts therefore as a kind of umbilical cord for the exiled Old Bones; her existence, presence, and suff ering in Haiti are guarantors to him of his coun- try’s continued painful existence. Old Bones’s return to the feminized...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 235–241.
Published: 01 March 2004
... there, of feeling a connectedness to a mythical something called being Guyanese. It was some of this I wanted to capture, to off er, to console myself with. I ended up with a digital hybrid formation of photographic images, sound and multimedia artworks that were off ered to those using the Internet...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 170–178.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Th ere are two important premises underlying his brief outburst. First, that the opinion of those eminently qualifi ed people who had deemed the monument good was more valid than the opinion of anyone on the bus. Second, that the monument was in fact the property of the same nebulous group...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 125–136.
Published: 01 September 2004
... for an opportunity to work in a similar way. Twenty-three years later the opportunity came through Redemp- PPetrinaetrina DDacresacres tion Song. PD: Th ere is a certain drama and theatricality to your body of work, which is per- haps...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 123–217.
Published: 01 March 2004
... describe who my mother [Hazel Williams, née Carto] was. On the other side, my moth- er’s mother was very light-skinned, the product of what in those days would be called a mulatto woman and a white man. Poor, and growing up with her unmarried mother and her Black grandmother, she...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Presently, those who support an art historical narrative initiated in the 1980s and those who are detractors of this narrative, contest the country’s cultural space, each off ering their version of the tenor of Jamaican artistic practice. Th ese antipodal positions are, however, problematized...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., maybe, but the way he cov- ered his wife with his body and off ered his watch to him and trembled, Colin was sure he was protecting something more than his life or hers. Colin stared at the watch. “Go,” he said, suddenly looking up. ) e man stared at him...