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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Peter L. Patrick Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Two Healing Narratives: Suffering, Reintegration, and the Struggle of Language Maria Cristina Fumagalli and Peter L. Patrick Obviously, when you enter language you enter a kind of choice which contains...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 115–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of an Artistic Language in Martinique Patricia Donatien-Yssa While the late 1970s in Martinique were hardly the halcyon days for the plastic arts—paint- ing, sculpture, and installations—music, which had always been a part of the people’s tradi- tions and accompanied the country’s history, continued...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Nadi Edwards Small Axe Incorporated 2002 George Lamming’s Literary Nationalism: Language between The Tempest and the Tonelle Nadi Edwards o change your language you must change your life,” Derek Walcott writes, sum- ming up, with epigrammatic precision, the perennial...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Shawn C. Gonzalez Language conflict is a common feature of Caribbean literary production, but multilingual experimentation can be obscured by the scholarly organization of the region into blocs defined by colonial languages. Recent attention to literary multilingualism in comparative literature...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., since it captures languages in transit toward other languages and other contexts, creolization embodies the points of contact among what Naoki Sakai calls the “uncountable languages within the literary texts,” unlocking novel ideas of language and literature. The essay offers “translational reading...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 107–114.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monchoachi In relating to language (in the poetic relating to language) listening precedes the “answer,” for it is the condition of the “answer well.” And the “answer well” by the poet, who stands face to face with the word that language speaks, is an “answer” that is accorded , that is attentive...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 92–97.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Lowell Fiet Work on Sargasso as an independent journal of Caribbean literature, language, and culture began at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in 1983. After a successful, but not uncomplicated, launching of its first issue in 1984, the journal received support and contributions from important...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... spitfire” in English-language films, in the Dominican Republic her image as an international celebrity helped to further promote the national-popular homogenizing ideology of the Rafael Trujillo regime that upheld a distorted notion of democracy that negated racial and class differences. Accordingly...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 100–107.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Grégory Pierrot This essay presents and studies five different words used in French to express the notion of Blackness . The five words analyzed— nègre , noir , black , renoi , and négro —entered the French language between the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth century...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Nadève Ménard French is usually referred to as an elite language in the context of Haiti. By contrast, Haitian Creole is acknowledged as the language of the people. In this essay, Nadève Ménard argues that it is crucial to move beyond this simplistic paradigm. While the Caribbean is generally...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... which literary expression negotiates between the primary languages of the region. In reading for the translative, writing that works between vernaculars or Creoles and dominant European languages, we can identify a distinctly Caribbean mode of expression. In this essay, translative analyses of Derek...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... on the wall of cultural difference, however, her initial feelings of discomfort in Haiti transformed her writing into an interrogation of the supposedly innate and homogeneous nature of blackness. The language and praxis of Vodou proved flexible enough to provide her with the vocabulary to articulate a more...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Greg Beckett Set against the backdrop of soaring inflation, rolling blackouts, fuel riots, roadblocks, and antigovernment protests, this essay explores a new language of political crisis in Haiti that draws on the concept of unlivable life. In so doing, it seeks to directly connect political...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 145–164.
Published: 01 March 2022
... it an aesthetic value from which transformative understanding may come. We learn to deeply explore the relation of languages of the voice, the musical instrument, and visual image; to be eclectic with regard to influences; to have the courage to face loss and trauma; and to be honest about history. Kamau made...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., language, interiority, and grammar become critical spaces for readers to witness the transformative subjectivities that abound when journeying with these women’s poetry. Soleida Ríos was born in La Prueba near Santiago de Cuba in 1950. 6 As a teacher and education consultant, Ríos worked...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and in the current rounds of colonial settlement through tax haven conditions in the realm of real estate. The essay shifts the language of anticolonial sensorial errancy to decolonial sensorial errancy to focus on the forms of “slow violence” of economic invasion/ control, the productivity of which presses us...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Krista A. Thompson Some critics contend that the visual language of abstraction or conceptual art cannot translate “Caribbeanness.” This essay considers the work of several contemporary Caribbean artists who highlight how the “picturesque” paintings so favored by detractors were historically...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... think about ways of knowing (including subject positions, relationships, disciplines) in the Caribbean? How do we best think about ways of writing Caribbean culture (literary modes, social science modes), the languages needed to express what Bilby calls the “ineffable”? To what extent and in what ways...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Emily A. Maguire In 1943, Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera published a Spanish translation of Aimé Césaire's poem Notebook of a Return to the Native Land with illustrations by Cuban artist Wifredo Lam. The translation introduced the concept of Négritude to a Cuban and Spanish-language readership...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as a graininess —against the unmarked fluency of the conventional translator. Repurposing Folkart's metaphor, this essay argues that graininess is central to Williams's poetics, from his associative leaps to his transcultural approach to vernacular language. Paying particular attention to Williams's rendering...