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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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. It was...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Kate Hodgson “Certain songs have the power to overthrow a government,” Haitian president and musician Michel Martelly remarked on the eve of Carnival 2013, evoking a long-standing tradition of musical dissent in Haitian politics. The historic role of popular Creole-language songs in the political...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to many of the Chinese in the Caribbean in the early twentieth century, loses connections to the language, history, and land of his birth as he forges an identity in his new home. In an illumination of a history not explored, The Pagoda , with its multiple crossings of gender, race, and desire...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... produced within a particular national context. On this premise, Natalie L. Belisle argues that “untranslatability” designates the exclusion of texts originating in juridically indeterminate spaces, such as Puerto Rico, from world literary space. Building primarily on theories of language and translation in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Alvan A. Ikoku This essay details the implications of focusing on the forest as a point of figuration and analysis for a world literature emanating from English-, French-, and Spanish-language work on the Caribbean. Of primary interest are two instances of meta- and paratextual comment on forests...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Caribbean (and of the Caribbean in translation). Drawing on a number of examples, ranging from the relief effort following the Haitian earthquake in 2010 to current CARIFORUM and CARICOM language policy, the discussion focuses on the region as a translation zone. The essay concludes that although the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Silvio Torres-Saillant This essay sustains that to earn credibility as a field seeking academic identity de lege , Hispanic Caribbean studies must address the legacy of the colonial past that keeps people in the Antillean world from communicating productively across national borders and language...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
... visual art is uniquely equipped to bridge the region's language and cultural divides to offer a hemispheric discourse inclusive of the experience of the islands and their diasporic communities. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Caribbean art contemporary art archipelagic studies Latin American art...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 17–32.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marie Meudec The purpose of this essay is to understand the language of spiritual work and healing in St. Lucia as well as the moral impregnation of the term obeah . This ethnographic study of ordinary ethics of obeah explores the significant gap between the designation and auto-legitimation of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2017
... also looks at her interest in video installations and how this visual space and language challenges the audience to connect in a deeper sense to the other. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 video art identity difference hybridity visual culture As a mixed-“race” Jamaican-born woman, my racial...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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...