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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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Published: 01 July 2022
Figure 11 The right-hand image of Coolies, Man and Woman, Jamaica , a stereograph by Carleton H. Graves, 1899. Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library More
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Published: 01 March 2015
Brella Krew , from the Fambily series, 2013. Mixed-media, hand-embellished photo tapestry; 78 × 285 in. Collection of 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville. Photo courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
... those preserved in family albums and the throwaway colloquialisms of letters, intimate voices that are often overlooked. Hand tinted silver prints and Xeroxes, & text.11x 24x20inch. Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Oceans Apart Ingrid Pollard The Atlantic Ocean as physical and psychic space...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
... monograph Black Yeats: Eric Roach and the Politics of Caribbean Poetry (2008). The positions Smith and Breiner ascribe to Thomas and Roach, respectively, articulate an enduring Caribbean contradiction between an aspiration to erudition on the one hand and the urgency of self-representation on the other...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and the current escalation in violent crime. Both moments have also coincided with intense cultural activity, in which the lived experience of these crises commands centre stage. This essay explores how this has resulted in visual art works that record, critique or seek to transcend the crisis at hand and how...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Petrine Archer This article explores the repeating patterns of the subordinate colonial relationship using a handful of pictures that make links between slavery, pageantry, racial uplift, Jamaica's dancehall culture, and dress. Through a truncated discussion about the body, emasculation, clothing...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of 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...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... for the reproduction of society away from government and into the hands of individuals. But how widespread was this embrace among the broader population, how have different sectors of Jamaican society interpreted and responded to neoliberal ideals, and what options remain? This essay contributes to the assessment...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... contemporary revisionist intentions. On the one hand, there is emphasis on hybridity and fluidity, while, on the other, diasporas are often encapsulated as discrete, implicitly or explicitly racialized groups, notably African and Indian or Asian. The essay considers key theoretical approaches in diaspora...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the Spiralist aesthetic's illustration of why Haiti fascinates a “Western” sensibility. Grosso modo , the review outlines the existing narratives of “Haiti” as revolving around the polarities of, on the one hand, its extreme “poverty” and, on the other, its reputation for tremendous artistic production...
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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 (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of self as Caribbean people. Washerwoman (2018), the sculpture featured in the essay, is the product of an attempt to know our progenitors through the labor of our hands, silently working alongside theirs, across temporalities. We mourn the blurred edges of their photographs and pay homage to the mundane...
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Published: 01 March 2018
Figure 1 Joscelyn Gardner, Bromeliad penguin (Abba) , 2011, from the Creole Portraits III: “bringing down the flowers . . .” series, 2009–11. Hand-colored stone lithograph on frosted mylar, 24 in. × 36 in. Used by permission of the artist. Photograph by John Tamblyn More
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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 3. Mark Bradford, A Truly Rich Man Is One Whose Children Run into His Arms Even When His Hands Are Empty , 2008. Photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, comic-book paper, carbon paper, acrylic paint, caulking, and additional mixed media on canvas; 102 × 144 in. Courtesy Hauser More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 170–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... water, drinking deeply before raising back up to shake the water out of its nose. Ram ran his hands down the smooth neck of the docile beast and leaned forward, closing his eyes to listen to its breath. A low rumble jerked up and down its long throat and its sides expanded with each inhalation...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
... said making the same circuitous route. “Come say your goodbyes.” Even the doctors waved him off. I sat hand on his head feeling his breath, hoarding other people's memories, waiting to close his eyes. Knowing he had no more fight. In those days the house grew silent, no words, just silence...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 223–234.
Published: 01 March 2004
... on its rusty hinges and the dog barks high and then growls low but the neighbors and then the footsteps on the old staircase and Rehanna gettin biggaS and there is that swift short rapping on the door and her hand trembling slightly steady now cool it and the bright two o’clock in the afternoon...