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Published: 01 March 2014
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 4 Anonymous, “GIRL—for cocking and general housework,” 1922, newspaper clipping on paper, 8.5 × 11 in. Records of the Panama Canal, National Archives at College Park, MD. National Archives and Records Administration. Figure 4. Anonymous, “GIRL—for cocking and general housework,” 1922 More
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Germaine, Evangeline, and Other “Negro Girls”: Rudy Burckhardt’s Caribbean Peter James Hudson James Weldon Johnson once recalled Port-au-Prince as “the finest city of all the Latin- American seaports” that he had seen.1 Few others have echoed his claim. Instead, Haiti’s...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It argues that Sharpe’s claim that the Haitian girl in the photo taken in the aftermath...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reprises her discussion of an ordinary note of care and her readings of some of the images of black girls and women that appeared in In the Wake . Sharpe then expands her attention to questions of care as theory and practice both in In the Wake and in her current book project, Black. Still. Life...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Tzarina T. Prater The central protagonist of Patricia Powell's The Pagoda , Mr. Lowe, is a transgendered figure, a girl named Lau A-yin who is dressed as a boy by her father until she reaches adolescence, when he attempts to sell her into marriage to satisfy debts. She escapes by cutting her hair...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 160–162.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Gabrielle Bellot © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 I The girl the three boys are watching emerge from the river casts a long shadow, noon or night. She has not seen them—and they know she has not seen them. She casts a shadow and a scent, a musk, a magnetism, and the boys who are watching her from...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the youngest person to be nominated for best actress. And on that same night, we were all reminded of America’s occult desire to sexually annihilate the black girl. Notwithstanding the Twitter backlash against the Onion , which prompted a rare apology from the newspaper’s CEO, the white media habit...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... to redress it by describing as fully as possible the conditions that determine the appearance of Venus and that dictate her silence. In this incarnation, she appears in the archive of slavery as a dead girl named in a legal indict- ment against a slave ship captain tried for the murder...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 128–142.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to cofound the Housecraft Training Centre (HTC). The center, which opened its doors in 1945, sought to better educate Jamaican women in cooking, cleaning, childcare, and other “domestic sciences” as a means to a better Jamaica. As an early fundraising appeal to potential donors implored, “A girl trained...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... in what they later described as a “compromising position” with a fifteen-year-old girl. 1 Clarke was immediately arrested, and the months leading up to his trial were rife with contention as the community sought to reconcile the fact of his long-standing abuse of multiple young girls with his...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 167–181.
Published: 01 March 2010
... column, no gate or fence on either side. Apart from being Sergeant’s throne, the cement column’s other function was as a reminder of where a neatly cobbled entrance must have welcomed guests to this once stylish Kingston home. The St. Cecilia girls sashayed and pranced in large noisy groups...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 130–139.
Published: 01 July 2010
... fall out and go bouncing and spinning down the steep road behind them. The girls, dressed in their swimsuits and sneakers, squeezed into the benchlike front seat, their legs lined up like the stripes of Neapolitan ice cream but in tropical flavors: coffee with cream, coconut, cocoa...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Lesley-Ann Wanliss 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition—Second Place, Short Fiction Bryan grimaced. His face turned toward the storyteller as if to say, edit this carefully please she is my aunt and the truth just might kill her. My mother insisted. The girl began. “Him get up out the bed...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... address 2 Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince, a West-Indian Slave, Related by Herself (London: F. Wesley and A. H. Davis, 1831); Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself (Boston: Harriet Jacobs, 1861). The slave narratives of that period were...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 111–117.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., NO, it is just ’til the still-being-born constitution is born. Dance, Girl, Dance “Music—you can’t stop it. It took a long time to get these ready-to-give-up legs here. Play...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 138–142.
Published: 01 July 2015
... sighs. “Come …” And he leads them away, past me, far to the right of me, like he fears I will reach out and grab one of them. As they pass, one of the little girls, the blonde, raises her middle finger at me, and the man in the red kerchief shouts, “Kimberley, stop dat!” “Sorry, Rolly,” one...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Dahl, a later scriptwriter for the series, recalled the producers' directions: You put in three girls. No more and no less. Girl number one is pro-Bond. She stays around roughly through the first reel of the picture… . Girl number two is anti-Bond. She works for the enemy and stays around through...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
...: Ian Randle Publishers, 2001). 2 [the little girl] knew what her mother and grandmother looked like but she also knew that she was supposed to be making a picture! As an artist working in colonial Jamaica, Manley would have to reconstruct fundamentally who and what constituted the subject of art. She...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... certainly be African American and Caribbean women’s narratives written during the period of Jones’ political activism in the United Sates. Paule Marshall’s novel Brown Girl, Brownstones (published in 1959), was ideologically banished from the African American liter- ary canon and the black feminist...