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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sheri-Marie Harrison This essay uses the coincidence of three facets of Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings to consider how Jamaican literature imagined political sovereignty during the 1960s. The first is a 1966 event characters refer to as “the fall of Balaclava.” The second is the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... peripheral genres enable a glimpse of subaltern agency that often evades public discourse. The essay argues that unsanctioned speech forms get us closer to everyday experience, offer a more processual understanding of the unfolding of events, and enable a glimpse at embedded affect that is often occluded...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: “Bad Friday” (1963). The other events, the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010, appear in the book's epilogue, exceeding its main purview but gesturing at a new set of concerns for Thomas and exemplifying themes with which the whole book is concerned. broadly. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 It is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... conciliatory toward others. Ongoing events in the Cuban Revolution—in particular, the 1980 Mariel boatlift and subsequent efforts by Cuba's youth to abandon the island—provide a framework for understanding why Fernández Retamar revised a position that made him one of the leading critics of Cuba and Latin...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Elizabeth Duchanaud With the traditional parameters of what constitutes history and historical event as alienating as colonization itself for the francophone Caribbean, Edouard Glissant argues to historicize alienation by plotting new forms of resistance against domination and oppression, forms...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... examines in detail the development of cultural initiatives in Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti, followed by recent regional and international events featuring Francophone Caribbean films. The last section of this paper considers three individual filmmakers who have had a verifiable impact on film culture...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... left somewhat unresolved in her seminal essay “Hegel and Haiti,” turns the Haitian Revolution and its half suppressed echo in Hegel's master-slave dialectic into an emblematic event. Universal ideas of liberty and liberation can only be glimpsed in singular moments of rupture, systemic break-down, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
... events, it provides a decentered genealogy of contemporary globalization. It questions cultural identity as an adequate political orientation, given the non-identity of individuals with any particular culture, and given the de facto power of the sovereign to determine ultimately and at times violently...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Charles Forsdick This article reflects on the presence (and absence) of references to Haiti in the events surrounding the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in Great Britain. It suggests that a growing public awareness of and media attention to Haiti is associated with an increased...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Michael O. West Walter Rodney's expulsion from Jamaica in October 1968, and its consequences, had important implications elsewhere in the Caribbean, especially in Rodney's native Guyana. Recently discovered documents shed much light on the Guyanese reaction to those events, and more broadly on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
... staged by the artist, Boyce constructs a pseudo-documentary, pseudo-pantomime collage of events that subtly reveals the multiple dimensions of this creolized spectacle, deliberately building up layers of interpretation and presentation that seek to identify, historicize and problematize these cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... prepared reading public. Referring to some recent global events, and drawing on a largely neglected pamphlet by Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau, the author wonders if the time for the Éloge and the broader, related Caribbean theories of history and culture may have arrived and argues that Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... essay concludes that these events offer a key lens onto the contested dynamics of racism and resistance in an imperial context and suggests how globalized ideas around racialized in/securities were shaped and negotiated through situated trajectories and relations. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Curdella Forbes This examination of Marlon James's novel The Book of Night Women and a selection of Clovis Brown's newspaper cartoons posits these Jamaican-authored works as texts that instantiate a uniquely Caribbean aesthetics of horror in their response to historical and contemporary events...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 86–98.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Laurence A. Breiner Edward Baugh's essay “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History” (1977) presents the quarrel as a condition rather than an event and investigates this specifically Caribbean psychopathology and the defense mechanisms associated with it. The investigation implicitly...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Scott Reading Badiou in Jamaica , I was reminded of another major and equally militant work of theoretical excursus from a generation earlier, carried out in relation to another Jamaican “evental historiography,” namely, the labor revolt of 1938. I am thinking of Ken Post’s Arise Ye...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 February 2007
... events of 1983. Caliste’s paintings were more than snapshots or vignettes of life in his island home; his intuitive depictions were boundless, spanning from the mundane to the mysterious. In Caliste’s world, children fly kites as easily and as convincingly as the supernatural ‘Jacular from heal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 March 2010
... battle of the Grenada 17 to have their 1986 murder convictions overturned. The Grenada 17 had always acknowledged their moral and political implication in the events that led to the deaths of 19 October but not their criminal responsibility. They had, moreover, long protested the gross...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 125–132.
Published: 01 June 2008
... details of all of his movements among them. When the St. George sailed on to Jamaica, with it went all the excitement that the visit had brought, and the town was forced to return to its humdrum existence. Only the memory remained of an event that would, as the local press suggested, “be long...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... May 2014. Conceived as a commemoration of the centenary of Aimé Césaire's birth (26 June 1913), the conference took place late in the cycle of commemorative events, almost a full year after the anniversary. This lag time gave us an opportunity to look back not just on Césaire's life and legacy but...