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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Shannon Alonzo This visual essay explores a fragment of the journey to know our ancestors in their absence. The pregnant silences of archives, skewed by years of historical erasure and the remnants of colonial legacy, so often obscure our walk toward collective belonging and a deeper understanding...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 164–175.
Published: 01 March 2024
... faith, b/Black consciousness, the blues and hip-hop, bridging the aesthetic and the ethical, colonization, decolonization, double-consciousness, embodied consciousness, epistemic closure, freedom, historical erasure, joy, language, liberalism, Negritude, neoliberalism, oppression, political life...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
...-Whiting and Georges Van Den Abbeele (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), 122. 113232 In the end, what we have, it appears, is a series of textual and historical erasures of diasporic practices: the “representative colored men” of Négritude erase the colored women...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 198–203.
Published: 01 March 2021
... at which she encouraged them to question the content and nature of the accounts of pastness they received. The legacy of the historical erasure of colonialism and empire was evident in the transnational racialized composition of her classroom and the racist character of the neighborhood...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
... attempts to cast art in opposing art historical nets may stem in part from the absence of a well-preserved pre-Hispanic indigenous art on the island. In light of this historical erasure, “art” on the island came from other social con- texts, other artworlds. How do such concepts of art translate...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... such as chili pepper, yucca, tobacco, guao , and bija . The intervention, titled Encubrimiento ( The Covering ), opens a space for reflecting on Anacaona’s body as a site of historical erasures ( fig. 9 ). The act of cloaking inverted and satirized the unveiling and consecration of monuments, while it also...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 57–85.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Glissant’s passage reveals the active forms of political subjugation and the pervasive forms of historical erasure that were part and parcel of the African diasporic experiences in the “New World.” In this sentiment, Glissant echoes an earlier anticolonialist writer also from Martinique, Frantz Fanon...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 16–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
... literature in general, is replete with examples of such.4 Rather, I want to focus on texts that may be read as refusing the very notion of community, or, alternatively, predicating the emergence of the individual on the erasure of community. My further delineation of the term...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to the hypervisibility of Afrofeminists, which has historically operated alongside Black women’s erasure. 11 For the new generation of Black feminists in Guadeloupe, which Kanelle Valton dubs “feminism 2.0,” the internet and social media offer new modes for the transmission of their ideas and their activism...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Marisa J. Fuentes This book discussion essay addresses critical questions concerning historical methodologies when working with the archives of Atlantic-world slavery. Thinking with Hazel V. Carby’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands , the essay considers the power of historical memoir...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ways in which West Indian history is excised from historical narrations of various scales. 16 Paradoxically, one key form of erasure against which I wrote occurs (and continues to occur) via a gesture of historical inclusion. In Samuel’s reading of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place , she takes us...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and Afro-diasporic communities could not be ignored? Was he cognizant of the active omission of source and the silencing of historical contribution and narrative? If so, must we theorize the politics of archival erasure as narrative and production? When and where is it appropriate and possible...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the only metaphor that comes close to capturing the experience of absolute spatial uprooting and historical erasure—and the slight hope of renewal (the same but profoundly different)—at the root of the New World Afro-experience” (162). It is that combination of being trapped...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 147–158.
Published: 01 March 2015
... aspects of Caribbeans from historical accounts, and hence her need to make integral their place in a politics of freedom. Though invisible, citizenship from below fundamentally has worked its way out into the public sphere through sexuality and erotic agency, subjectivity and power. Thus Sheller...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and decolonization, local intellectuals emerged in the public arena throughout the Caribbean region. The author studies the intellectual interplays and incubations taking place, asking if and how Dutch Caribbean thinkers and writers were involved. Her analysis finds that neglect and erasure impacted Dutch Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2022
... can be restored. These ties are cut by the prolonged and detrimental exploitation of the Dominican Republic by the United States and more generally the West. With a focus on women, the use of ghosts in these novels attends to the material, historical, and cultural practices between people...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... incommensurability. Instead, I claim that untranslatability operates, figuratively, in two key ways. First, it designates the delegitimation, exclusion, and erasure of the literary work from the “world republic of letters.” Second, it suggests that when writers do “declare” a literary nationality in order to make...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., visual arts, and film by and about Afro-Dominican subjects in the United States and Spain. Colonial Phantoms exposes the inequalities of power in knowledge of the Dominican past and their implications for the historical silencing, erasure, or, in the words of Ramírez, “ghosting” of gendered...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 134–149.
Published: 01 March 2005
... indispensable journals of the moment. In what follows, I will not attempt to reply to each and every point raised by my interlocutors. Nor will I attempt to take up the majority of their many historical points of order, disagreements of strategy, and bibliographic quibbles.¹ I will limit my brief...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Through a reading of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place , the essay highlights how the market logics of mid-nineteenth-century imperial liberalization continued to animate new forms of West Indian erasure well into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While Kincaid deploys arguments of imperial neglect...