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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... thoughtful critical reflection on the Caribbean, its multiplicity, and its course of change over a lifetime. The discussion also traces Birbalsingh’s migrations to India, Canada, New Zealand, and Nigeria and examines how these journeys have shaped his critical work within the fields of Commonwealth...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
... “home.” Ten years of industrial residence became the norm. 2 Return ships from the Caribbean back to India sailed almost annually in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, beginning in 1843 (with the Louisa Baille and Water Witch ) and ending with the last ship in 1955 (the M.V...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 38–54.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., through indentured migration from India to the West Indies? Supply points of absences, and moments, fantasies, and dreams—Ahmed's analysis of and challenge to contemporary critical practices, along with Hall's long engagements with them, theorize the garbled, accidentally aspirational, wishful, and scary...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 19–36.
Published: 01 October 2006
... political and historical agency of Indo-Caribbean women in a compelling narrative that moves the reader back and forth between India, Trinidad, Toronto, and Montreal. The novel is narrated by Mona Singh, a scholarship-winning student at the University of Montreal and researcher for Films...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 94–111.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of connecting the histories of violence against women and people of color in South Africa to the United States and to India and her compressing of temporal and spatial disjuncture extends the notion of biomythography beyond the self to create textured visual narratives that that are personal yet...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... considered, open out to a world of connections—that is at the heart of Bahadur’s approach. Coolie Woman faithfully follows the varied itineraries through which we might catch a glimpse of Sujaria’s life (for what is love but an effort of faith?): the village in India where she was born; Rose Hall House in...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., circulated, deployed, and authorised by imperatives of imperial government and further monumentalised by historical practice Her research connected London to India and the Caribbean, and at the heart of her intellectual enterprise was a deconstruction of indenture as naturalized—“the naturalising of...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Cultural Studies 17, no. 1 (2016). 3 See Chang Tsong-Zung, Kuan-Hsing Chen, and Gao Shiming, eds., West Heavens: India-China Summit on Social Thought [in Chinese] (Shanghai: Renmin, 2014). 2 See Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 1, no. 1 (2000). 1 Kuan-Hsing Chen, ed., Trajectories...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 247–255.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Steve Ouditt Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Kutiya Geometries Steve Ouditt On transatlantic plantations in coolie sugar belts in the Caribbean, beginning in the mid- 1800s, indentured immigrants from India were composing their new migrant lives. Central to their new lives were their...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... to read and “a big Chinee calendar with Chinee women and flowers and waterfalls,” which he hangs on the walls of the shop.16 13 The term Asians refers to both South Asian migrants from India and Chinese from various provinces in China who were brought in smaller numbers to the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 135–142.
Published: 01 July 2009
... took people and crops from faraway locales as inputs, and look at a landscape staged with trees and fruit from India and Tahiti, people from Africa and Asia, and beaches from the imaginations of those who ordered them cleared so expertly that they became “native.” And not only...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 63–67.
Published: 01 July 2017
... on the nightmare transoceanic journey of Coolies, as both a historical migration and a metonymy of cultural encounters. … By making the crossing central, Coolitude avoids any essentialism and connection with an idealized Mother India, which is clearly left behind. It discloses the Coolie's story...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 244–253.
Published: 01 July 2018
... India. I was relentless. I asked until he responded. What he finally shared raised more questions than it answered. His grandmother was our closest link to the subcontinent, he told me. This was Sujaria, the woman who had sailed from Calcutta on a midsummer’s day in 1903, in the middle of the monsoons...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 140–157.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... . e self-contained fl at on the lower fl oor was rented, fi rst to a couple from Barbados, next to two young Antiguan nurses, and, shortly after my seventh birthday, to the Kapoors, who had recently migrated from India. As a child I didn’t understand why my mother disliked the Kapoors. She, who...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... 2 Like the waves from a radio transmitter, the readers encircling Marson have come to signal a transatlantic circuit of connections that radiate beyond the photograph's frame to encompass Britain, North America, India, and the West Indies. The image is iconic in two senses, both widely recognized...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... (2006): 141–65. 44 Kala pani (dark water) refers to the oceanic crossing from India to Trinidad and implies a traumatic rupture between experiences in India and in the Caribbean. 45 Mishra, Literature of the Indian Diaspora , 97; Mishra quotes V. S. Naipaul, East Indians in the...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 159–167.
Published: 01 September 2003
... family of man, the 1850s and 1860s witnessed a hardening of racial attitudes as Maori wars in New Zealand, the Great Rebellion in India, and Irish Fenianism elicited doubts about the capacity of “inferior” people for civilization. Th is is the culmination, then, of Hall’s...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Anglophone Literary History (London: Routledge, 2006), 5. 5 Arjun Apppadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge, “Public Modernity in India,” in Carol A. Breckenridge, ed., Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995), 16...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
... American soldier, and the über-rich tourist seeking refugee in the safe places of the picturesque. 1 For some of this recent work, see Verene Shepherd, Maharani’s Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002); Hew...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... erence between the general framework of Nationalist Th ought, which takes India as its case study, and the particular manifestation of Guyanese nationalist thought.² Th at is, by way of metaphor, the diff erence between a title like Towards Free- dom and Forbidden Freedom.³ One of the tasks of...