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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...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 and cultural...
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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 unraveling...
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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 (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
... as 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
.... 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 Renaissance contemporaries...
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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...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that is a state of mind. Cybil encircles the bannerlike pieces with carved wood sculptural frames that ref- erence the ornately carved railings, 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...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... social history of interwar British West Indian New York: Irma Watkins-Owens, Blood Relations: Caribbean Immigrants and the Harlem Community, 1900–1930 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996). Winston James, Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 agent’s report: “‘I beg to state,’ reported the indefatigable special agent, code-named ‘P-38,’ from...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
...: University of Illinois Press, 2014), 70–75. 6 As Sandra Pujals has argued, the foundation in 1932 of the Communist Caribbean Bureau in Harlem pinpoints the centrality of New York as a site of transnational Marxist contacts. See “A ‘Soviet Caribbean,’ ” Russian History 41, no. 2 (2014): 255–68. More...
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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): 230–233.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Museum in Harlem, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and most recently at the Brooklyn Museum in the show “Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art.” He has been the recipient of the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist in Residence, Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowship, the New York Foundation...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... The Scene of Harlem Cabaret ; Fred Moten's In the Break ; Erin Chapman's Prove It on Me ; Farah Jasmine Griffin's If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery and Harlem Nocturne ; Gayle Wald's Shout, Sister, Shout! ; Emily Lordi's Black Resonance ; Daphne Brooks's Bodies of Dissent ; Anne Anlin Cheng's...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the 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 (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the radical Harlem Writers Guild. Gaines’s argument then was that “the origins of black feminism existed in a symbiotic relationship to a black radical culture of internation- alism, largely based in northern black urban centers such as Harlem and Chicago.”9 And it is here...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...) 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 importance...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... public is familiar: In the early morning hours of 5 July 1953, two New York City police officers spotted a figure on the ground near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 106th Street in East Harlem. As they approached, they saw the body of a woman with bronze-colored skin. Once a towering woman at five...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
... at the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Waugh Office, 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...