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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Clare Counihan Counter to many of the critical readings of Breath, Eyes, Memory , this essay argues that Sophie Caco does not in fact succeed in speaking for herself in the novel's final scene, reflecting the text's ambivalent desire to formulate a Haitian identity that will both testify to Haitian...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jorge L. Giovannetti Small Axe Incorporated 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The Elusive Organization of “Identity”: Race, Religion, and Empire Among Caribbean Migrants in Cuba Jorge L...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
....” Imagining other times and possible futures, juxtaposing temporalities and ways of timekeeping, marking temporal breaks, returns, and ruptures, this work helps us ask, What time is it? Whose time is it? © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 temporality historical memory Jewish identity radical politics queer...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 29–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aisha Khan In Atlantic world diaspora studies, culture and identity have been foundational concepts in analysis of the meaning and significance of diaspora. This essay argues that the centrality of these concepts is signal in reproducing a contradiction in diaspora theory that undermines its...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé. Éloge de la créolité has been much discussed and critiqued in relation to Antillean politics and literature; its claim to replace essentialist racial identities with an ever-evolving diversalité has been disputed by a variety of other authors from the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169–179.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celia Britton The theme of identity runs throughout Édouard Glissant's work and constitutes one of his most original contributions to postcolonial thought. It is always considered in relation to change, but his formulations of both identity and change themselves change in the course of his career...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... or articulated in opposition (or in parallel) to it, illuminate the (lack of) development in béké identity politics over the last quarter century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Antilles Marie-Reine de Jaham Roger de Jaham Tous Créoles! Taking as a springboard the Éloge 's uneasy accommodation of Perse...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised: Contemporary White West Indian Writers and Their Negotiation of Race Kim Robinson-Walcott It is not a question of relinquishing privilege. It is a question of grasping more...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Nicole Roberts Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Haitian and Dominican E/migration and the (Re)construction of National Identity in the Poetry of the Third Generation Nicole Roberts Nous allons vers un monde de nulle part. Cette marche forcée vers un monde uniforme a quelque chose...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... stitched together the complex cultural legacy of “making life” in a transformational and generative struggle for social betterment that is at once personal, familial and collective. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Sewing Up Questions of Cultural Identity: Lorna Goodison’s From Harvey River Sandra Pouchet...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Vivian Nun Halloran Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Race, Creole, and National Identities in Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Phillips’s Cambridge Vivian Nun Halloran As postmodern historical novels dramatizing slavery and its legacy in the anglophone Carib- bean islands, Jean Rhys’s...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Colin Channer's novel Waiting in Vain —a blend of erotic and urban romances that the essay terms “urban romantica”—in conversation with its content. Reading Waiting in Vain through its form as well as its Amazon.com evaluations shows inordinate attention to the act of choosing an identity, particularly...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 119–124.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Annalee Davis small axe 26 • June 2008 • p 119–124 • ISSN 0799-0537 120 | SX26 • IDENTITIES WITHHELD BY CHOICE Annalee Small Axe:Layout 1 12/12/07 9:47 AM Page 3 Annalee...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt In 2009, during a period of intense debate surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Jamaica, Staceyann Chin published the first memoir of growing up lesbian in Jamaica. While Chin's lesbian identity is a major theme of the text, also important...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that already in the 1870s, Thomas defined creole identity as normative and national in part by contrasting it to Indian and other ethnic identities. Smith illuminates the significant role women and womanhood played in the construction of creole identity and respectable middle-class nationalism. As importantly...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... an engagement with the operations of silence in the work of Hilma Contreras and of racialized gender identity formation in the novel Erzulie's Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara, Decena considers more horizons made possible by the opening in the study of Dominican literature that Horn traces. In addition to registering...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Christina Kullberg Arguing that it is time to move beyond the question of language as the key instrument for articulating identity, this essay offers an examination of the visual mode of representation in the aesthetics of the creolist movement. Taking Jacques Rancière’s idea of different regimes...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
... , the memoir lays the foundation for future inquires related to Afro-Latinx identities as portrayed in contemporary fiction and nonfiction narratives by Dominican women authors in the United States. This study prompts further questioning into how the interchange between island and diaspora discourses influence...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... into the imperial queue, dressing as a male, and stowing away on a ship bound for Jamaica. During the voyage, she is discovered by the captain of the ship and is beaten, bound, and raped. Just before the ship arrives in Jamaica, Lau A-yin is again dressed as a male and forced to become “Mr. Lowe,” an identity...