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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Ronald Cummings; Deborah A. Thomas This essay utilizes an alternative politics of directionality as a way of reentering the mid-twentieth-century Caribbean literary archive. Rather than focusing on Windrush as the main orienting point, this discussion examines and regrounds what events...
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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 (2005) 9 (1): 64–79.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Ifeona Fulani Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Caribbean Women Writers and the Politics of Style: A Case for Literary Anancyism Ifeona Fulani n the introduction to Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature, Carole Boyce Davies and Elaine Savory Fido invoke the concept...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the publications from this period associated with the Manley family, the newspaper Public Opinion and the literary journal Focus , speaks to the alliance but also the cleavages between the political and the literary. It looks at Public Opinion 's publication history from its founding in 1937 through...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., and therefore we invite fiction as well as nonfiction, poetry, interviews, visual art, and book discussions. vii eface: PrFacing the Literary 32 David Scott July 2010 Essays 1 Dreams...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... monolithic. In reality, it is the very existence of different, often competing groups in Haitian society that has often been at the heart of its turmoil. Yet the impression given by a large number of critical texts on Haiti and its literature, including literary analysis, newspaper articles, and sociological...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann Given the importance of literature to various forms of social cohesion, it is not surprising that the European and US empires that have dominated the geopolitical existence of the insular Caribbean have not readily invested in literary infrastructure throughout...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Raphael Dalleo Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Authority and the Occasion for Speaking in the Caribbean Literary Field: Martin Carter and George Lamming Raphael Dalleo The dismantling of the colonial system and the emerging dominance of the postcolonial in the decades following...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 124–144.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Gordon Rohlehr This essay, an extract from a longer two-hundred-page manuscript, traces the author’s literary friendship with Kamau Brathwaite from their first meeting in 1968 to Brathwaite’s passing in 2020. It relies on correspondence over fifty years, memories of meetings, and critical responses...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Natalie L. Belisle This essay mines the concept of untranslatability in two texts by Eduardo Lalo: Los países invisibles and La inutilidad. The analysis interrogates the juridical implications of translation within the “world republic of letters,” which ostensibly accrues literary capital to texts...
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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 (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
... literary oeuvre spans time periods, countries and genres and she consistently situates herself as a global citizen rather than a “Caribbean” or “francophone” writer. The seeds of this nomadic approach are sown in childhood, evident in her autobiographical narratives Le Coeur à rire et à pleurer (1999...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Justin Izzo This essay develops an anthropological genealogy of the créolité literary project. Examining works by Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, the author studies how the créolistes read ethnography and the social sciences into a revitalized creole literary history...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Alison Donnell This essay explores the particular importance conferred on literary expression within a wide range of writings dedicated to understanding and responding to the project of the West Indies Federation. Although federation was conceived, and briefly achieved, as a political expression...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Simona Bertacco This essay weaves together translation and postcolonial literary studies to propose a translational model of reading for Caribbean literature. Translation and creolization provide the conceptual and aesthetic lens for reading Caribbean literary texts: If translation is an apt model...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Regionalism which did not to secure political autonomy of the Provinces and became a mere illustration of their cultural and literary diversity, the failure of the Chamoiseau's campaign to preserve and liberate the martiniquan imaginary is almost inevitable. Ultimately, instead of asserting an national...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
... (...) in the blue savannas of memory or imagination.” It seems that it is in these blue savannahs, in this synesthetic space, that the past comes to life. A closer look at André and Simone Schwarz-Bart's Un Plat de porc aux bananes vertes, a novel that itself has been largely side-stepped by traditional literary...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Martin Munro The Littérature-monde manifesto, published in 2007, seems to announce a new era for writing in French from non-metropolitan regions. It moreover suggests that this moment marks a “Copernican revolution” in the literary history of France and the French-speaking world. This article...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of capturing the linguistic, cultural, and racial hybridity of créolité in literature. Confiant translates into fictional terms important precepts on Caribbean literary production set out in Eloge de la créolité , which Confiant wrote with Patrick Chamoiseau and Jean Bernabé. By transforming the aesthetic...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... representations of pessimisms that embraced life's absurd futility rather than its abject hopelessness. Reading the corpus of this Jamaican literary archive—twelve novels and one memoir—the author examines the heterogeneous nature of the decade's literary pessimisms, best characterized as a sensibility of radical...