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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Inc. 2017 water sea race jíbaro nationalism Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon is an invitation to reconceptualize Julia de Burgos's place within the Caribbean and its diasporic communities. As the first book-length study in English...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 183–188.
Published: 01 July 2018
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 199–209.
Published: 01 July 2018
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 210–218.
Published: 01 July 2018
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 57–62.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Angie Cruz Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 WITH JUAN THERE ARE MANY FIRSTS. He opens the car door for me to sit in the front, on the passenger side. I always have to sit in the back with Yohnny, Lenny, and Teresa: cramped. Just this, I’m sure, impresses Mamá. Marrying Juan is like...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 151–161.
Published: 01 July 2017
... thrust of skin. Plucking wet out the drain of my ears, we, unafraid of getting blacker, stand on the edge of precipice, sun-dazzled. We throw ourselves in. You never forget the first person who calls you beautiful, without words and means it, from inside salty creases of elbows...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 170–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... looked up at him and grinned, “When I goin to come and catch froghopper with you?” “You have to get tall like your brother first, boy!” Mr. Rajesh called from inside the pen. “But for now, you keep the bison company.” Jag slung his jute bag over his shoulder and pulled Ram off the ground...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Raphael Dalleo It has become commonplace to acknowledge that alongside the development of a powerful labor movement and the nation's first political party, Jamaica's literature came into its own during the 1930s and 1940s. This article explores how the different kind of work carried out in two...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Greg Beckett This essay explores the significance of Michel-Rolph Trouillot's final work, Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World . It posits that Trouillot's argument contains three key claims. First, that anthropology is predicated on a problematic alterity, a way of thinking...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Doris L. Garraway This study proposes a new interpretation of the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath by examining the ideological foundations for the emergence of the first monarchy in the postcolonial Atlantic world. The discourse of freedom and the practice of authoritarianism in the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the New World approach to the region. Titled “Paths to National Self-Discovery: USA and Puerto Rico,” it first appeared in 1956 and was written by Daniel J. Boorstin, a historian of the United States. Unlike conventional scholarship on the Caribbean, including the definitive work, The People of Puerto...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 203–210.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné Poetry: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, “Lunar Planting” (first place), Lynn Sweeting, “Coming Back to Life” (second place); short fiction: Sharon Millar, “The Dragonfly's Tale” (first place), Alexia Arthurs, “Lobster Hand” (second place) Mama is wary now of holding me with her...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 211–222.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Lynn Sweeting Poetry: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, “Lunar Planting” (first place), Lynn Sweeting, “Coming Back to Life” (second place); short fiction: Sharon Millar, “The Dragonfly's Tale” (first place), Alexia Arthurs, “Lobster Hand” (second place) © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 The harbour...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 223–236.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Sharon Millar Poetry: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, “Lunar Planting” (first place), Lynn Sweeting, “Coming Back to Life” (second place); short fiction: Sharon Millar, “The Dragonfly's Tale” (first place), Alexia Arthurs, “Lobster Hand” (second place) “He wasn't in school?” All day she walked. She...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 237–242.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Alexia Arthurs Poetry: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, “Lunar Planting” (first place), Lynn Sweeting, “Coming Back to Life” (second place); short fiction: Sharon Millar, “The Dragonfly's Tale” (first place), Alexia Arthurs, “Lobster Hand” (second place) © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 Her hand...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Celia M. Britton Critical work on Glissant often divides his writing into two periods: before and after the publication of Le Discours antillais in 1981. In the first he focuses mainly on Martinique and its social, political and cultural problems, while the second broadens out, via the concept...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Alex Dupuy This article analyzes the shifts in the balance of power between Aristide and the Haitian dominant and middle classes and the foreign powers (the United States, France, and Canada) during the two periods of Aristide's presidency (1991/1994-1996, and 2001-2004). In the first period...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 210–217.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Deborah A. Thomas This article reflects upon Richard Price's newest work, Travels with Tooy . In it, the author argues that the book - on the surface, a text about the transmission of esoteric knowledge passed down from “First Time” to the present among Saramaka Maroons - is actually...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the Edwardian era: the Brotherhood movement. From his exposure to the movement's ideology and his participation in its organizational successes, Garvey obtained the template of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, which he created on his return to Jamaica from England in mid-1914. The first attempt...