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Published: 01 November 2013
Figure 2. Caroline “booops” Sardine, livicayted to life , 1997. Acrylic on canvas, 60 in. × 16 in. Figure 2. Caroline “booops” Sardine, livicayted to life, 1997. Acrylic on canvas, 60 in. × 16 in. Photograph by Jane Bryce More
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Marielle Plaisir, Aponte Lámina 23 , from The Book of Life , 2017 (variation on Lámina 23 from Aponte’s book of paintings). Inks, gold pigment, and pencil on 350g paper; 20 × 15 in. From the Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom exhibit; Little Haiti Cultural Center, New York More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 211–222.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Lynn Sweeting Poetry: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, “Lunar Planting” (first place), Lynn Sweeting, “Coming Back to Life” (second place); short fiction: Sharon Millar, “The Dragonfly's Tale” (first place), Alexia Arthurs, “Lobster Hand” (second place) © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 I believe...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 34–45.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Edouard Duval Carrié Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Life in the North Caribbean Edouard Duval Carrié It’s a long and quite complicated story, that of Haiti, and my place in it. In my case and in that of my island nation the motto is how do we avert tragedy when in a whirlwind of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of in-betweenness and in/security in relation to more “leisurely” pursuits, notably, tourism. By revisting Stephanie Black’s critically acclaimed documentary film Life and Debt and retheorizing the concept of critical conversations, this essay analyses the ways representations of in/security have...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... with centuries in their eyes and cried. A few could express themselves like that. But the majority just sat in the doors of their dwellings staring out at life. 14 Moreover, the ambivalence that characterizes “At Last I Am Free” and Hurston's text can be read, I would argue, as evidence of an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the life-world produces a relationship of intersubjectivity and a multidimensional view of history. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Cocks and Christians (2008) explores the religious fanaticism, devoid of any true spiritual content, that pervades the slavery and post-slavery society (see...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 28–43.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Elizabeth E. Sine This essay explores the making of a radical cultural politics amid the global crisis of the 1930s and 1940s through a study of the life and work of dancer Si-lan Chen. Born in Trinidad to Afro-Caribbean and Chinese parents, trained as a ballerina in Moscow, and an active supporter...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 108–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... novels and poetry into his theoretical discourse. Glissant's essays display not a linear evolution of thought but the same structure of “changing-remaining.” Also, all his work contains a great deal of autobiographical material; this close imbrication between life and writing is central to his project...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Nadi Edwards This paper examines the representation of contemporary figures of “bare life” in the context of postcolonial Jamaican modernity. The representation of Kingston as a dystopia is one such trope of bare life, as evident in Kamau Brathwaite's 1994 prose poem, Trench Town Rock , and the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of decolonial practices, black life, and black futures are embedded in place. Working with the writings of Sylvia Wynter and Dionne Brand, and soldering the theoretical to the creative, this discussion imagines black geographies as the sites through which particular forces of empire (oppression...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... problems taken up in Eloge into a thoroughly creolized novel that deals with the hybridized messiness of everyday life, Confiant presents a text that ethnographically allegorizes its own conditions of production. This allegorization mobilizes a process the essay calls “interdisciplinary translation,” which...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... further examines how Glissant's discussion of translation articulates a praxis and rhythm of Relation. Considering translation practice alongside Glissant's notion of a “spiral retelling” brings into relief new political horizons for Caribbean studies specifically and modes of shared life more generally...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... life of the country has been noted by twentieth-century ethnomusicologists and historians, yet a comprehensive musical “folk history of Haiti” (Harold Courlander) is inexistent, with much of the music of the revolutionary nineteenth century altered or lost through processes of oral transmission and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... governing symbolic codes of life and death. The issue of material provisioning remains an indispensable but only proximate mechanism for a comprehensive explanation of human behaviors, since capitalism, Wynter argues, serves the central function of instituting and verifying our present conception or genre...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Western humanism with a source of vitality that undercuts the mechanization of black life. Ultimately, what gets lost in the anticipation of critique is a certain appreciation of black social living. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Race humanism black radicalism anticolonialism blackness sociality...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... changes are taking place not simply through the workings of national institutions, such as schools and cultural life, but also through the circulation of assemblages of judges and lawyers, leaders, international nongovernmental organizations, and consultants who provide a certain level of expertise toward...