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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... As an alternative to revolutionary time, the author proposes interim time, which by contrast is marked by a self-conscious awareness of the unsustainability of a period’s momentum—a sense of the inevitable return to the status quo. Juxtaposing revolutionary time with interim time usefully frames the period...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in struggles for legal justice. At the same time, these three legal cases exemplify how forced labor and colonization practices remain lived realities, complicating efforts to translate historical analysis into legal redress. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 41–59.
Published: 01 September 2001
... that only another Jamaican could allow him “to experience the feelings of what it’s like to be raised amongst the upper-class, and [Fire’s] rebellion about his times spent in the ghetto and appreciating that way of life and his association with his Rastafarian uncle.” And another: “Fire...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
... fluttering with the flags of the member countries of the United Nations, a holdover from the time when Haiti hosted a lavish bicentennial exposition from December 1949 until April 1950 to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Port-au-Prince. Beyond the plaza, I came...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... moment, see Donette Francis, “Interim Time: Recasting the Revolutionary Jamaican 1970s,” Small Axe , no. 58 (March 2019): 52–61. 9 Shalini Puri, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014), 7. 10 Ibid., 1 (italics...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Peter Hallward’s Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment and Alex Dupuy’s The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti because one reaches an impasse: both works are convincing, careful analyses of Aristide’s career as two-time...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... by a low-ranking French diplomat named Jean Prax, who lived in Gonaïves from 1852 until his death in 1859, becoming fluent in Creole during this time. Prax's voluminous unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, preserved in French archival collections, contain numerous transcribed Haitian song lyrics...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... However, I hope they may be permitted as stra- tegic for these times, times simultaneously of hopeless fragmentation and of triumphal (imperial) consolidation.² One of the fi rst things to strike me came on reading Hall’s introduction. In it she situates Civilising Subjects in her own personal...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
.... —Walter Rodney, 1978 Walter Rodney’s expulsion from Jamaica in October 1968 was at once a singular moment in the island’s postcolonial experience, then just six years old, and in the life of the black power phenomenon in the Caribbean. At the time, Rodney was not just the most visible exponent...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that in, for example, Alex Dupuy’s 1997 Haiti in the New World Order,3 he remained broadly sympathetic to the initial phase of the Lavalas project; by the time he published The Prophet and Power ten years later, Dupuy had certainly come to share Trouillot’s equation of Aristide and Duvalier. Trouillot’s omission...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... education. Most important, for the first time, Jamaica could offer them prospects for a future, a position indicated by the crew’s abandonment of previous ambitions for migration to the United States. As a result, each crew member felt an individualized sense of repair. This sense of repair was short...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 79–163.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Scott Small Axe, Inc. 2010 The Fragility of Memory: An Interview with Merle Collins David Scott When God caan come, he does sen No matter how many times I land at the recently renamed Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 186–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... calls for more critical studies on what Haitians can teach us about the importance of hope in times of disaster, about the understanding of hope as a pervasive feeling. nclitandre@global.ucsb.edu Copyright © 2021 Small Axe, Inc. 2021 radical hope Haiti postearthquake life and death...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... was criticized for this wave of distress, and the blow to its credibility provoked new interest in alternative strategies. At that time, Jamaica had undergone a long series of adjustments, bringing the national economy into correspondence with the neoliberal approach by shifting more and more responsibility...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... was returned to Haiti by the United States in October 1994 and served out the remaining seventeen months of his first term, until February 1996. He was reelected in November 2000 for a second and final five-year term, starting in February 2001, but that term was also cut short, this time by two years...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... military observers in Libya and give NATO ongoing authority there,” during the struggle to oust Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's interim leaders strenuously objected and the plan was scrapped: “The rebels don't want to be a UN-controlled charity case.” 7 George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, in reaction...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 1968. In this view, Jamaica's 1960s were not yet distinguishable from colonial time, and genuine independence, falsely promised since August 1962, could not properly begin until 1972. But what gets collapsed in these time frames of belatedness and arrival, these grids of stagnation...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... asked to cause changes in the world. What’s at stake this time is the unfinished business of the Revolution: reclamation of the humanity we have been denied. —Gina Athena Ulysse, Why Haiti Needs New Narratives 68 Gina Athena Ulysse, “The Haiti Story You Won’t Read,” in Why Haiti Needs New...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2007
... then? And although my mother wasn’t really one for obeying—and this is my mother saying, not me—and although she was thinking, Ki storm sa? (What storm is that?) Every time they only bawling storm, storm, and no storm coming, for some reason she decided to obey. So she went inside...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
... at the same time. In other words, this is not just a counter directional turn in which the coordinates of focus simply become reversed. What Ahmed calls disorientation is fundamental to the critical turns made in this essay. I aim to move beyond the orientations of straightforwardly linear formations...