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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 112–140.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Michael De Gale Small Axe Incorporated 2007 City on the Hill Michael De Gale Editor’s Note: Michael DeGale died suddenly on 26 January 2006. When we had met some months before this he had tentatively agreed to give Small Axe one of his plays for this issue. I am grateful to his...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 84–94.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Rupert Lewis, Walter Rodney’s Intellectual and Political Thought (Cave Hill, Barbados: University of the West Indies Press, 1998). 13 “The Dar” is short for University of Dar es Salaam. 12 Ibid., 211. 11 Karim Hirji, “Appendix E: Our Last Stand,” in Hirji, Cheche , 207. 10...
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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 (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Mike Hill This paper examines contemporary debates around the US Census, US National Security Strategy, and various documents of postmodern war doctrine to delineate a mutation in domestic social order that is consistent both with the end of civil rights and with US planetary ambition. At one level...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Robert A. Hill This essay argues that before Garveyism became an ideology in its own right in 1920, and before it began its political ascent in the United States in 1919, Marcus Garvey was exposed during his sojourn in Britain, in 1913–14, to one of the most important social movements...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Robert A. Hill This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation system. It focuses on the transition from his role in the New World group to his participation in the Abeng newspaper group in Jamaica, in 1969. The essay...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 15–44.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Robert A. Hill Although little studied or understood, the black impostor occupies an important place in the history of the African diaspora. The present essay examines the imposture of Prince Thomas Mackarooroo, aka Prince Ludwig Menelek of Abyssinia, as an avatar of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... studies, not only toward sound studies but toward feminist studies. Vazquez's work, alongside that of Edwin Hill, Shana Redmond, and Tsitsi Jaji (among others), pushes black cultural studies in new directions via feminist inquiry and methodologies, as well as via the basic inclusion of women as subjects...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... approach her more recent works— The World Is a High Hill (2012), a collection of twelve stories, and “Nothing's Mat,” a novel awaiting its publisher. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Me and My Head-Hurting Fiction Erna Brodber It sometimes bothers me that my children and grandchildren cannot...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... refusal” or “refusal from the hills,” provides a generative spatial, performative, and interpretative model. It unhinges the set of signifiers and expectations comprising gendered racial types that reveal two interrelated, (white) imperial anxieties. The first revolves around the gaze and performance...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., covering the expansion of the Garvey movement in sub-Saharan Africa and among Africans living in Europe. As the project's founder and editor in chief, Robert A. Hill, puts it in his general introduction to volume 11, the first in the Caribbean series, “When completed, the three series—American, African...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 178–185.
Published: 01 July 2012
... burlap wings blackened with paint. Ulysses carried a heavy glass bottle filled with water and a metal spoon. Carla gave everyone a whistle before they extinguished the lanterns and made their way carefully down the hill to the main road, every now and then glancing up at the indigo sky. With his head...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 84–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the “inbuilt confrontation” between the city/plantation and the hills/the plot. 48 Martha Lee’s notion of the Caribbean island-space as a kind of raceless future refuses the very history of the present that the novel attempts. In View from Coyaba , published nineteen years after This Island Now , Abrahams...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness (London: Pluto, 2018), 214; Walter Rodney, quoted in ibid., 213. 2 Robert Hill, “The Fathers of the Modern Revolt: Marcus Garvey and the Origins of Black Power,” in Austin, Moving Against the System , 120. Hereafter, Moving Against...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Robert Hill Maureen Warner‑Lewis George Lamming Sylvia Wynter small axe project The Small Axe Project consists of this: to participate both in the renewal of practices of intellectual criticism in the Caribbean and in the expansion/revision of the horizons...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., Robert Hill, Richard Iton, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Nikhil Singh, and Faith Smith. 1 Unfortunately, Hazel Carby was not able to participate in the roundtable, but her presence was felt nonetheless. While a roundtable can serve as an opportunity for people to gather around a shared topic and compare...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 54–69.
Published: 01 October 2006
... experience during the late 1970s. The LP Forces of Victory took its title from the theme developed by the Race Today Col- lective, of which LKJ was a prominent member, for the Caribbean Carnival held in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood in 1978. According to an editorial statement in the Race Today...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... (including W. A. Domingo and Adolphe Roberts) along with the Public Opinion editors O. T. Fairclough, Frank Hill, and H. P. Jacobs. Accord- ing to Hart, these debates led to the meeting in August 1938 at which Norman Manley was appointed chair of the new People’s National Party. Manley...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Guerra, Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, Resistance, 1959–197 1 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012); and Rafael Rojas, Historia miníma de la Revolución cubana (Madrid: Turner, 2015). 31 Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (1944; repr., Chapel Hill...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 127–137.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the gentle hill, the old face creased with remembrance. Time itself seemed to condense, to fold in on itself. And the memories came to her now like a thrashing school of fish. Outside the sun continued its steady descent, down into the Caribbean Sea. The sun was a wound in the sky from which light bled...