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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 163–174.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Hiram Maristany © Hiram Maristany 2015 These photographs, dating from the early 1960s, offer an intimate portrait of the lives of people in El Barrio, East Harlem. The images seek to render visually the personality and the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 188–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and ultimately dying on the streets of her beloved El Barrio (Spanish Harlem)? © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Puerto Ricans nationalism feminist movement migration Julia de Burgos It is both a far-reaching and conceivably insurmountable but earnest endeavor to take on the challenge of...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., used photography to mobilize racial feeling and to assert a vision of black modernity. The essay then considers the collaboration between Harlem studio photographer James VanDerZee and Garvey, who, through the UNIA, hired VanDerZee to document the organization's activities in the summer of 1924. More...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Africa as a conceptual frame in Caribbean theory and literature. This essay pushes for a New World African diasporic rethinking of Cape Town as an alternative city-space within such imaginaries—alternative to that for which Harlem has become metonymic: the New Negro and the Renaissance in black literary...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... neocolony) emerge from the lessons of Haiti’s occupation. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Haiti communism Harlem Renaissance Pan-Africanism anticolonialism Haiti has long played a central role in shaping how identity and politics are imagined throughout the Caribbean. Haiti’s...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 120–128.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the formation of black modernity in the transatlantic circuits constituted by Harlem and Paris, and it persuasively elaborates a paradigm of black diaspora studies that is attuned to the provisional, contingent, and asymmetrical NNadiadi...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Banana Bottom remains a classic in anglophone Caribbean literature, McKay is certainly as well known for his novel par excellence of the Harlem Renaissance, Home to Harlem. In Th e Practice of Diaspora Brent Hayes Edwards turns our attention to a third of McKay’s works of fi ction, the picaresque...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
... pieces dedicated to him. 5 Winston James compared him to another black Puerto Rican, Jesús Colón, first in an essay and later in a book chapter, but for the most part Mr. Schomburg was mentioned only in a footnote, or perhaps he merited a paragraph at best, ancillary to his more famous Harlem...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., iron fences, and fi re escapes that are in many old tenements in her Harlem neighborhood. In addition, they are also connected to the tradition of metal sculpting in Haiti and popularized by Haitian sculptor Georges Liau- taud (1899–1992), an ironworker active in Haiti. Liautaud became well known...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 230–233.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Contributors Terry Boddie is a mixed-media artist, photographer, and educator. He received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1989 and an MFA from Hunter College in 1997. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Bronx...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 17–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems (London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1920), 30. Also see “Home ? oughts,” Harlem Shadows: $ e Poems of Claude McKay (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922), 11. 4. McKay, “Flame-Heart,” fi rst stanza, SP, 13. 1188 But although the...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... linked to bananas and sugar and very little on those linked to cacao, rubber, or domestic service. We have more monographs about Caribbean life in early-twentieth-century Limón, Costa Rica, than we do about Caribbean life in early-twentieth-century Harlem, or Brooklyn, or Spanish Harlem. 5 To...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a speaker at an East Harlem rally that commemorated the Grito de Lares, the major Puerto Rican revolt against Spanish colonial rule that remains to this day a symbol of the Puerto Rican independence struggle. The commemorative event featured speeches by leaders of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., UK (2015); the Havana Biennial (2012); and Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (2012), which was held in the Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, and the Studio Museum of Harlem. Her work has appeared on the cover of Small Axe (March 2014); in See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... pale of political respectability in the eyes of many. One is tempted to wonder what impact Jones may have had on Drake. Jones was a creation of empire as a defining feature of the twentieth century. Jones’s life—from her birth in Trinidad, to her coming of age in Harlem and her collision with US...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in 1996 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency in 1997. She was artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (1999–2000) and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in 2004. Her work has been exhibited nationally and interna- tionally, at PS1 Contemporary...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Press, 2012); Shane Vogel, The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009); Fred Moten, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Erin D. Chapman, Prove It on Me: New Negroes...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (1974), a joint project between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio (of which he would serve as interim director between 1974 and 1977). Recently, his work has been at the generative center of two major New York exhibitions: Anchor , at Hunter East Harlem (2015), and ¡Presente! The...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
... opens with Burgos's death in anonymity on an East Harlem street and the moment when her body is exhumed and repatriated (1), because this is the moment when the Burgos myth is created. One of the principle reasons that Burgos as a figure elicits veneration and followers who are committed to her trace...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... privileges, and “belonging” is one of them. Even the agents of the Justice Department took note of this in reports on political activities in black communities in Harlem. Winston James, in Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in America, 1900–1932, cites a Department of Justice...