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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Peter L. Patrick Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Two Healing Narratives: Suffering, Reintegration, and the Struggle of Language Maria Cristina Fumagalli and Peter L. Patrick Obviously, when you enter language you enter a kind of choice which contains...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... historiographical traditions deeply ingrained in the rise of the fields of medical history and black Atlantic studies have created distorting, and seemingly unconnected, narratives around medicine and corporeality. Arguing that black understandings about health, disease, and healing practices were not only widely...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marie Meudec The purpose of this essay is to understand the language of spiritual work and healing in St. Lucia as well as the moral impregnation of the term obeah . This ethnographic study of ordinary ethics of obeah explores the significant gap between the designation and auto-legitimation...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
... for loss, fragility, renewal, and resilience, to demonstrate how it is impossible to separate these dynamics from the way vulnerable women, still embedded in age-old dynamics, turn to powerful men for protection and healing, ironically from the hurt from other men, leading to further abuse...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 73–79.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the spirit ever more deeply toward healing, wholeness, and promise. Not the fish’s flesh but its bones. My grandmother chewed the gelatinous jaw dry on the stone steps, sucked sauce from eye sockets, pulled marrow from spine. Not the rice and peas seasoned with clove and coconut milk...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and healing. Anicet uses the tray , a multifunctional object, to inscribe the plantation labor, along with Taïno, Vodun, Congolese, and Berber symbols that reflect fragments of Martinican culture. The color blue, which covers all of the objects in the tray, unites the fragments and serves as an agent...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... aesthetic, and her ethical and ideological frameworks, assists in navigating the rich terrain of her work. The generic fusions that comprise Brodber's writing style demand a negotiation between philosophy and discourses of therapy and healing that her fiction must serve. Attending to these fusions one can...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 151–158.
Published: 01 July 2021
... be extended to our mental well-being. Theories of ruin and entanglement provide models for reflection and unravelling of uncomfortable truths revealed in postcolonial landscapes and related migration stories. Plants offer an element of balance and healing. Textiles played a significant role in African...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Wilson Harris’s ideas of the healing propensities of syncretic resources; Crossing the aaxexe Mangrove critiques and defl ates the créolité of Bernabé, Chamoiseau, and Confi ant. , e novels seem to diff er in their optimism about the potentials for creolized Caribbean culture...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 36–49.
Published: 01 July 2021
... songwriting to her midwifery, healing, and mediumship as intertwined components of what she did as a community leader. This essay reads her interviews as critical interventions in the tradition of testimonios —narrative acts voiced to “demand an audience” and to offer readers and listeners “an invitation...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 125–136.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in the context of your oeuvre? LFC: Th e fuel that drives my engine is the human body, physically, emotionally, and spiritually as well as nature, including themes of birth, death, transformation, and heal- ing. Sometimes my work will include found objects. I try to keep things as minimal as possible...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
... training for women that emphasized public speaking, cyberactivism, and workplace activism, and members held weekly healing circles for survivors that incorporated drumming, poetry, and other art forms. The founding members placed a series of statements about rape culture on their personal Facebook pages...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 178–182.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of dust,” unable to build or cultivate loving healthy relationships that allow them to live wholly. 7 e only member of the family that is able to move toward healing is Tessa, as she breaks her own cycle of obligatory mothering (of her father and brother) and rejects a notion of success...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
... histories. This ambivalence, between testifying to the traumas of history and overcoming that history for a “healed” subjectivity, emerges in the novel’s failure to represent Sophie’s active voicing of “Ou libérthe cry that would merge Sophie’s Haitian past with her diasporic present...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 June 2006
... as responsive, nurturing, and healing. The specific mechanism of this healing is, in Ramazani’s words, “homeopathic”26—a mode in which the matching of “samenesses” between cure and disease ultimately obliterates the distinction between the two. Repeated “metaphoric substitutions” thus...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... relationship: with her help, he eventually moves beyond denial. Whereas Erzulie could not save Dao, Nina can; as one of the musicians points out, without her Dao would not be alive. In each case women are required to mobilize the male subject’s healing from the disease; they are gendered...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... critical questions: 1) Is there an African philosophy? 2) How African is the identity of Afro-Caribbean philosophy? 3) How do we evaluate the providential historicism of the Rastafarians? 4) What diff erence do healed egos make to Caribbean politics? African Philosophy Like Afro...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Experience (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005); Kenneth M. Bilby and Jerome S. Handler, “Obeah: Healing and Protection in West Indian Slave Life,” Journal of Caribbean History 38 (2004): 153–83; and Jerome S. Handler and Kenneth M. Bilby, “On the Early Use and Origin of the Term ‘Obeah...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the spirit with the material experience of homelessness. 4 But her concern with acceptance, healing, and belonging creates conditions under which the terms of each of those experiences might be recognized. Stoddart's work is concerned with contemporary manifestations of historical questions...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 170–178.
Published: 01 September 2004
... transcendence, reverence, strength and unity . . . all of which comes when the mind is free. To understand freedom, each of us must journey within ourselves and make a connection to the divine. . . . Once you make that connection then the healing can begin. It is an individual...