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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Tao Leigh Goffe This essay focuses on artwork that centers family photographs and home movies as a point of departure to trouble the conventional family album in order to narrate a story about Caribbean Chinese kinship. In the art examined, personal visual archives are used to respond to the lacuna...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 12. Members of one family escaping with their house. Figure 12. Members of one family escaping with their house. © 1966 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
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Published: 01 July 2017
Sharlene Khan, Family , 2016. Mixed media, 29 × 37 cm. Courtesy of the artist Sharlene Khan, Family, 2016. Mixed media, 29 × 37 cm. Courtesy of the artist More
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Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 5 Author’s family in El Cercado, Dominican Republic, 1962. Photographer unknown. Author’s family collection, Santo Domingo. Figure 5. Author’s family in El Cercado, Dominican Republic, 1962. Photographer unknown. Author’s family collection, Santo Domingo. More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Jamaican national becoming by insisting on the creative power of Jamaica's racial and cultural heterogeneity. On the one hand, the memoir honors domesticity as the necessary and valuable work of nurturing family and community while maintaining discreet lines of demarcation between the persona of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the juxtapositions of various voices this work examines how the legacy of black families in the Caribbean connects with the stories of European maritime `hero's, such as Frances Drake, Christopher Columbus, Walter Raleigh and James Cook. Images of state sanctioned and educational authorities are...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Valérie Loichot This essay sheds light on family relations in Octavia Butler's fantasy neo-slave narrative Kindred (1979) through Édouard Glissant's theories of kinship and Relation. This comparative gesture thus relate Glissant's Caribbean texts to an unlikely kin, a Californian African American...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... the publications from this period associated with the Manley family, the newspaper Public Opinion and the literary journal Focus , speaks to the alliance but also the cleavages between the political and the literary. It looks at Public Opinion 's publication history from its founding in 1937 through...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Erica Moiah James Violence, trauma, and memory are fundamental factors of Caribbean modernity but have thus far been underexamined within art history and criticism. This essay explores the invisible yet palpable presence of violence in the genre of family portraiture and the contemporary...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... alliance with the bourgeoisie and the foreign troika. The article assesses the role of corruption and violence by Aristide and his Lavalas Family party in his second overthrow. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Indefensible: On Aristide, Violence, and Democracy Alex Dupuy In their assessments of my The...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... constitutes the nonarrival of postcoloniality as it is anticipated by Frantz Fanon's periodization of fraternal violence. The familial murder embodies an unbroken period of self-killing that warrants a critical reexamination of the provisions of our postcoloniality and the terms of West Indian identity...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 198–212.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Huey Copeland In this essay, Huey Copeland, taking his cue from artist Glenn Ligon's work on the family photo album, launches a consideration of cultural critic Kobena Mercer's important four-volume series Annotating Art's Histories (2004–8). Copeland argues that these anthologies, a veritable...
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Published: 01 March 2015
Duppy Treez (detail), 2013. Mixed media on paper; 78.5 × 63 in. Collection of Vascovitz Family Collection, Seattle. Photo courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago Duppy Treez (detail), 2013. Mixed media on paper; 78.5 × 63 in. Collection of Vascovitz Family Collection, Seattle More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
... that neither familial home, national homeland, nor immigrant nation function as safe spaces of belonging; writing beyond the conciliatory happy ending, they present char- acters who often dwell in liminal spaces of vulnerability and also critique the politics of these spaces. Examples include...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 128–134.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the virtual world, I would argue, began with my introduction to photographs by way of the family photo album. Being the last child of nine, I remember feeling like I had walked into a movie theater near the end of the film. I had no idea who many of the people were that were mentioned or pointed...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 142–145.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., FONDAM. In the Port-Salut community, which was thankfully spared from this national catastrophe, FONDAM continues with its regular programs of reforestation and civic education. We thank you for your comprehension and your generous contributions. The Monnin Family www.fondam-haiti.org Small Axe...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
... to myself about the growing body of work coming from women writers of the Caribbean who, for the most part, chronicle harrowing childhood experiences; heartbreakingly, hopelessly dysfunctional families; and prejudice and abuse of every possible kind. While it may be true that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 178–182.
Published: 01 September 2001
... volatile household, which includes a mother who detests the banality of her marriage and the boredom of motherhood, and a violent, emotionally distant father. Fulani presents a multidimensional struggle against racism at the institutional and social levels; against family dysfunction; and against the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in many Caribbean islands today, nor could she have predicted a burgeoning macoutisme driven by the drug trade, where complicity and collusion are the primary methods of survival, but her work still describes individuals, families, and societies under siege. Chauvet herself was no stranger...