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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Monique A. Bedasse; Aaron Kamugisha This essay argues for an approach to postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history that moves beyond the national archive to rely on a globally dispersed archive. It uses Rastafari repatriation to Tanzania to highlight the intellectual history of the movement...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Aaron Kamugisha; Aaron Kamugisha This essay provides a meditation on the field of Caribbean intellectual history. Commencing with a reflection on the second edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta 1976), the essay proceeds to outline the contours of the field through a consideration...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in rural Jamaica. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Caribbean Organic Intellectual: The Legacy and Challenge of Erna Brodber’s Life Work Catherine John At the heart of novelist and historian Erna Brodber’s work is an examination of the slavery experience, its aftereffects, and a comparison...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... ( The Invisible Countries ) and his novel La inutilidad ( Uselessness ). In particular, I explore how these texts portray the Puerto Rican intellectual as “untranslatable”—that is, invisible, erased, and misapprehended—both in the world republic of letters and in his native Puerto Rico, as a consequence...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Anthony Bogues Arguing that An Intellectual History of the Caribbean is an important text in the emerging field of Caribbean intellectual history, this essay suggests that missing from this important text is the working through of an intellectual history that grapples with black religious practices...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 217–229.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carole Boyce Davies The authors response to Kevin Gaines' and Patricia Saunders' discussion of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Claudia Jones Small Axe Incorporated 2009 Sisters Outside: Tracing the Caribbean/Black Radical Intellectual Tradition...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2022
...David Scott das133@columbia.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 The lamentable death of the philosopher Charles W. Mills, on 20 September 2021, has not only stunned us but left us all the poorer intellectually, the more so, I believe, for the want of an adequate framework...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Obika Gray It is now commonplace to lament the enervation of social thought and the passing of an important social figure—the critical, classical humanistic intellectual as a major actor in contemporary society. This elegy for polymath political leaders and for the presumed demise of theoretically...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 102–115.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Margo Groenewoud; Aaron Kamugisha This essay traces the roots of marginalization of the Dutch Caribbean in Caribbean studies, approaching these roots as an integral part of a shared Caribbean intellectual history. In the era of twentieth-century Caribbean anticolonialism, nationalism...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dissention among European and Latin American intellectual supporters of Cuba's revolution. Castro's condemnation of “bourgeois intellectuals” became the basis of Fernández Retamar's essay, and Shakespeare's The Tempest best addressed the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed in Cuba and Latin...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Robert F. Reid-Pharr The Stranger's Work reads Hazel Carby's Reconstructing Womanhood into a critical tradition that considers the awkwardness and “outsider” status of Western intellectuals, particularly those who take up the subjects of diaspora and colonization. With special emphasis on C.L.R...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based British Caribbean black intellectual from the nineteenth century, and one of even fewer written by a literary studies scholar, Faith L. Smith's Creole Recitations stands out because...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Yohann C. Ripert This essay investigates a moment for Caribbean knowledge production in which intellectuals, gathered in Haiti in 1944 for an International Congress of Philosophy, questioned whether to politicize knowledge or to seclude it from politics. Focusing on Aimé Césaire’s “Poetry...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Mimi Sheller This essay reviews Aaron Kamugisha’s reading of the works of C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter in his 2019 book Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition . Kamugisha issues a resounding call to reenergize the radical Caribbean intellectual...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Devyn Spence Benson; Antonio López This essay recovers the history of 1960s and 1970s black movements in Cuba through an examination of works by Afro-Cuban intellectuals and their meetings with Caribbean thinkers to show the coexistence of mestizaje and black consciousness as a defining...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maxime Cervulle The singular position that Stuart Hall occupied in the intellectual life of the British Left can probably be explained by the nature of the scholarly project that was his, marked by the demand of the present and critical impatience. But beyond Hall's critical stance, this singular...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
...José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Silvio Torres-Saillant's passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from being “an intellectual history of the Caribbean.” Nevertheless, this is an indispensable book, both for what it says and for the Antillean passion that drives the author's...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Bonnie Thomas “Memory” has become one of the buzzwords of contemporary historiography. Sparked by the atrocities of the Holocaust and intimately bound up with the concept of trauma, memory studies has gained increasing prominence in many intellectual circles and is particularly useful when...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Charles Forsdick The article explores Edouard Glissant's literary, intellectual and political activity over the past decade in the light of Edward W. Said's concept of `late style'. There is no intention to present the Martiniquan writer and intellectual as an exemplum of Said's categorization...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the most important unpublished nonfiction work by an anglophone Caribbean intellectual and is the major guide to the transition in Wynter's thought between her work mainly on the Caribbean and black America in the 1960s and 1970s and her theory of the human from the early 1980s onward. Not only does...
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