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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Shirley Toland-Dix Sylvia Wynter's 1962 novel, The Hills of Hebron , is both a narrative of the nation and critique of the extant vision of the nation. Writing her novel from the perspective of a theorist, Wynter introduces insights and concepts that she has since developed in her extensive body...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 81–96.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Hebron , and family studies, such as Fernando Henriques’s Family and Colour in Jamaica . I argue that Jamaica’s 1951 Police Enquiry enacted a form of sexual discipline by mobilizing divergent discourses of homosexuality across the Atlantic. By calling attention to “imported” homosexuality as a way...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2016
... not surprisingly, then, though I had read her 1962 novel The Hills of Hebron while an undergraduate at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in the late 1970s, and had a sense of its ambiguous place in the canon-forming doxas of Caribbean literary criticism (Kenneth Ramchand's, for example, in The West...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Eliding the breadth of such distinctions, contemporary postcolonial scholars position two dominant texts, Sylvia Wynter's 1962 Hills of Hebron and Orlando Patterson's 1964 Children of Sisyphus , as outliers of an otherwise optimistic period of writing nationalist...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., and the Origin of the Americas ; “Beyond Miranda's Meanings” provided a critical afterword to the landmark text of Caribbean feminist criticism Out of the Kumbla . 23 Apart from glowing comments on her work by Brathwaite and James, an essay on her novel The Hills of Hebron by Victor Chang, and an interview...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in Jamaica but, indeed, in most postcolonial nations at that time. With this framework in mind I return to two novels published in the 1960s, Patterson's 1964 Children of Sisyphus and Sylvia Wynter's 1962 The Hills of Hebron , to show how each takes up the impact of the global on the local in ways...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... situate this monograph in relation to Wynter's thinking on art, cultural production, and music. Wynter's dramatic plays and her novel The Hills of Hebron , as well as her analyses of films, poetry, drama, music, and fiction, demonstrate a steady critical engagement with creative worlds. Wynter works out...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and, as a result, embody a mysterious and dreadful status similar to the daemonic. One is reminded of the characters called the “New Believers” in Wynter's 1962 novel The Hills of Hebron and how these descendants of ex-slaves haunt the pages of the story of their own “placelessness”: And even if they had been...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in This Island Now in Martha’s notion of something that she cannot quite render in words. I would argue that it appears in Selvon’s An Island Is a World , as well as in Wynter’s own The Hills of Hebron . It is there in George Lamming’s Season of Adventure , voiced not through Fola but through Powell. 33...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 158–168.
Published: 01 March 2002
... debts to Sylvia Wynter, the Jamaican femme de lettres. Wynter, like James, began her work in the poeticist tradition with her novel e Hills of Hebron. However, unlike James, who always maintained his loyalty to Marxism, with its insistence of the primacy “in the last...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and centuries. 36 See Sylvia Wynter, The Hills of Hebron (1962; repr., Essex: Longman, 1984), and “Novel and History, Plot and Plantation,” Savacou 5 (1971): 95–102; Lydia Cabrera, El monte (1953; repr., Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2010); José Francisco Bonó, El Montero (1856; repr., Santo...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is regrettably lost in the official thinking of maroonage. 23 Wynter first worked the metaphorics of hilly mountain-based maroonage in her novel The Hills of Hebron (1962). After delineating maroonage as resistance tradition and resistance “reservation” in “Black Metamorphosis,” she multiplies...