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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 67–75.
Published: 01 February 2007
...David Omowalé Franklyn Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Grenada, Naipaul, and Ground Provision David Omowalé Franklyn In his semi-autobiographical work, A Way In The World, V. S. Naipaul, the Trinidadian-born writer and Nobel Laureate, tells of his first encounter with Grenadians...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... grounds as a land commons that produce food sovereignty and communal identity. Then he represents the Jamaican Maroons’ local ecological knowledge as a source of resistance to plantation economies. Using Sylvia Wynter’s environmental theories of resistance, this essay argues that Wedderburn’s political...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 182–189.
Published: 01 July 2021
....) Abduction thus proves useful to think in relation to the demonic grounds that Wynter theorizes in “Beyond Miranda’s Meanings: Un/Silencing the ‘Demonic Ground’ of Caliban’s ‘Woman,’” her afterword to the landmark Out of the Kumbla anthology of Caribbean women’s writing. 17 While I find Kamugisha’s...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
... at the Crossroads: Grounding the Miraculous with Tooy Kenneth Bilby Travels with Tooy may be both the most readable and the most complex and demanding of Richard Price’s works on the Saramaka people of Suriname.1 Gone are the relatively transpar- ent and somewhat mechanical textual devices...
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Published: 01 July 2017
This is a walk I take in the mornings, near my home. The road is lined with Royal Palms. These trees bear flowers that are held in podlike bracts. The pods start out green and pliable, then they dry up, hanging on the tree until they finally fall to the ground. I collect them because I am attracted More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Both artists excavate genealogies of horror at the root of Caribbean identity discourse, tracing this through sexual histories linked, respectively, to femaleness and male homosexuality represented as a male-feminine morphology. Ultimately, the texts excavate different spaces of a “demonic ground...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... productivity. Radical skepticisms, the essay argues, create conceptual ground to accommodate the multiple political and affective responses in, and to, the independence era. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 radical skepticisms pessimisms Jamaican 1960s Jamaican literary history This is the kind...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... spiritual grounding, despite the fetishization of faithlessness in queer life. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Spiritual Baptist queer Caribbean religion Calypso Rose By now, same-sex desirous and gender nonconforming devotees are a gloriously unavoidable presence even in the most...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that has been obscured by anglophone criticism. This lacuna, I argue, is partly due to the unavailability of an unabridged translation in English of Glissant's Discours as well as to the failure of Fanonian critics to account for his grounding in a specifically francophone Caribbean setting and culture...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Trouillot helped prepare the ground for this coup by deriding Aristide as a corrupt and brutal dictator with no popular support, and in his contribution to this Small Axe forum he dismisses Damming the Flood as racist and dishonest propaganda. My response to Trouillot aims to refute these accusations...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on Wynter's sustained engagement with racial subjection and/as the morphological production of blackness, the essay argues that the “underlife” Wynter traces from the provision grounds of the colonial plantation to the black urban ghettos in the United States effectively displaces her future critique...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and shared subjectivity mediated through history and grounded in consciousness and the transcendent. Through a discussion of Husserl's Lebenswelt, or lifeworld, Gabrielle Hezekiah explores Stoddart's journey of reflection and transformation as it is evidenced in her paintings, showing that the thematization...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... If Kundera's theorization of the (globalized) European novel is vitiated by its ignorance of the critical ground covered by Caribbean thinkers, equally the manifesto in favour of `une littérature-monde' –surprisingly signed by Glissant ( Le Monde, 2007) – also distorts the complex interconnections of European...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “specificity” but rather as a basis for such relation, offering a sophisticated poetic articulation of how an open community grounded not on identity but on strategic alliance might look. It is precisely in a moment of defeat, or failure, at a time defined by “living without an alternative,” that Texaco...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
...—a history best seen from the experience of Caribbean societies and peoples. Third, that anthropology has the capacity to provide us with the necessary moral optimism to rethink the relation between plurality and universalism that grounds the human condition, but to do so we must first rescue the concepts...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of individual memories and collective diasporic history. This essay attempts to show the possibilities of an imaginative construction of indentured return experiences intersecting with intergenerational memories as well as the cultivation of facts on the ground, inspired by Wilson Harris's argument...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Lauren Derby This essay argues for the utility of fugitive speech forms as primary sources for Caribbean historical research. It seeks to shift the discussion from forms such as autobiography and the memoir to more ephemeral speech forms such as hearsay, rumor, and gossip on the grounds...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... yearning, and a mode of political deliberation. She also writes in homage to Walter Rodney's sense of what it means to “ground with” her brothers and sisters in these dread times. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Haiti vodou conversion Sometimes I wonder why I gave up a life in dance to earn...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
... an oeuvre known for its grounded, rooted character, and thus important approaches for landscaping a global South and, by extension, a contemporary world literature. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Tout-Monde world literature surrealism global South Glissant Je ne pourrais pas dire avec Valéry...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Annalee Davis; Joscelyn Gardner; Erica Moiah James; Jerry Philogene This special section focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material...