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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Raj Chetty This essay approaches the stage versions of Toussaint Louverture (1934) and The Black Jacobins (1967), first, to emphasize the role of C. L. R. James’s collaborations in the creation of the plays, and second, to argue that the latter version of the play presents a radical feminism...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
...H. Reuben Neptune This review essay asserts that Aaron Kamugisha’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition , for all its brilliance, does not do justice to the thought of C. L. R. James, especially in relation to gender. After claiming that Kamugisha...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Curdella Forbes This examination of Marlon James's novel The Book of Night Women and a selection of Clovis Brown's newspaper cartoons posits these Jamaican-authored works as texts that instantiate a uniquely Caribbean aesthetics of horror in their response to historical and contemporary events...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard Taken together, C. L. R. James’s 1933 political pamphlet The Case for West-Indian Self Government and 1936 novel Minty Alley reveal the author’s competing visions of relations between Africans and Indians in the British West Indies. In The Case for West-Indian Self...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
...James Robertson “Rewriting Dr. No ” reappraises the unexpected success of the first James Bond film and its depictions of colonial Jamaica just prior to independence. Recasting Ian Fleming's novel into a film prompted rewritings and alterations. Some reflect the transition to a script; others...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 39–70.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Bill Schwarz Small Axe Incorporated 2003 C. L. R. James and George Lamming: The Measure of Historical Time Bill Schwarz I believe deep in my bones that the mad impulse which drove Powell to his criminal defeat was largely my doing. I will not have this explained away by talk...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Christian Høgsbjerg This essay examines C. L. R. James's relationship to the heroic and inspiring arc of labour rebellions that swept the colonial British Caribbean during the 1930s. The essay begins by discussing James's 1932 work putting the case for West Indian self-government, The Life...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2019
...David Scott 11 See “5095—C. L. R. James, Interviewed by David Scott, 1988 February 4,” box 28, folder 4, C. L. R. James archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University; findingaids.cul.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_6910705/dsc/7#subseries2. Many thanks to Aaron Kamugisha...
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 5. James VanDerZee, “Self-Portrait,” 1922. Figure 5. James VanDerZee, “Self-Portrait,” 1922. © Donna Mussenden VanDerZee More
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 6. James VanDerZee, “UNIA African Legion,” 1924. Figure 6. James VanDerZee, “UNIA African Legion,” 1924. © Donna Mussenden VanDerZee More
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Figure 7. James VanDerZee, “UNIA Women's Brigade,” 1924. Figure 7. James VanDerZee, “UNIA Women's Brigade,” 1924. © Donna Mussenden VanDerZee More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 34–42.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Annalee Davis; Joscelyn Gardner; Erica Moiah James; Jerry Philogene This special section focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 17–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Winston James Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Becoming the People’s Poet: Claude McKay’s Jamaican Years, 1889-1912 Winston James INTRODUCTION n July 1912 Claude McKay, two months short of his twenty-third birthday, left his island home for study in the United States. McKay would...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Erica Moiah James Violence, trauma, and memory are fundamental factors of Caribbean modernity but have thus far been underexamined within art history and criticism. This essay explores the invisible yet palpable presence of violence in the genre of family portraiture and the contemporary...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 243–254.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Marlon James Instead of dismissing skin bleaching, this photographic project's intention is to understand both the practice and the means by which a person would attempt to ascertain some kind of beauty where many saw none. Some proclaimed it was merely a fad; others felt it elevated...
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 2. James VanDerZee, “Marcus Garvey in Regalia,” 1924. © Donna Mussenden VanDerZee Figure 2. James VanDerZee, “Marcus Garvey in Regalia,” 1924. © Donna Mussenden VanDerZee More
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 13 James Valentine, A Negro Boy , 1891–92. Albumen print, 6 x 8.5 in. Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, National Gallery of Jamaica Figure 13. James Valentine, A Negro Boy, 1891–92. Albumen print, 6 x 8.5 in. Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, National Gallery of Jamaica More
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Published: 01 July 2022
Figure 6 “Coolie Belle,” unnumbered photographic plate in James H. Stark, Stark’s History and Guide to Jamaica (Boston: James H. Stark, 1898), between 192 and 193. More
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jason Frydman This essay decodes how Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings uses the history of Jamaican music, culminating in the conflict between roots reggae and dancehall, to chart the Cold War’s temporality, futurity, and ideological conflicts over time, temporality, and futurity...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Michael K. Walonen While globalization is often conceived of in terms of the transnational movement of capital, culture, people, and ideas, in his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James draws attention to a less salubrious form of transnational flow that may also circulate through...