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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... this work and others and features a unique and rare insight into Philip’s recordkeeping of her literary papers, as well as her long-time engagement with African diasporic histories and the archive of the slave trade. Philip also discusses the Black Lives Matter uprisings in the summer of 2020, following...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Through an examination of these three books, this paper will explore Condé's personal and literary trajectory as a practitioner of littérature-monde . Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Maryse Condé: Practitioner of Littérature-monde Bonnie Thomas Renowned Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé has been...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
... considers the case of Haitian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, and suggests that this, one of the oldest Francophone literary traditions, can be thought of as a precursor to “littérature-monde.” Focusing on questions of language, style, and relationships with the metropole, the paper situates...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Michael Hanchard In addition to providing some conceptual and theoretical cues from fiction, literary and visual criticism, history, and philosophy that treat the subject of memory, this paper provides an outline of a critical method to distinguish among various deployments of black memory...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and Knowledge,” the author compares the 1944 conference paper with the version published in Tropiques in 1945 to show a feedback loop between poetry and politics. The war, the isolation, and the intellectual evolution of Tropiques coalesced to form a new environment that prompted Césaire to rethink the relation...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 June 2008
... but also a pithy commentary on the structure of the nation-state, meaning all nation-states, not only the polity of Haiti. The text was consequently misread by literary critics whose stereotype of Haitians and belief in nationalism influenced their mean-spirited dismissals of the novel. This paper rereads...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to the kind of social evolutionism that seems to motivate Kipling's poem and Helps's volume, he also reflects on the revolutionary implications of Darwinian thinking; and if McKay's representation of dialect satisfied metropolitan curiosity, it also challenged standards of literary form. The first major book...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-Smith; and art historians Petrina Dacres and Eddie Chambers. Those essays appear in Small Axe 58 (March 2019). In April 2019, Deborah A. Thomas generously hosted “The Jamaican 1950s” at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to the essays published here, papers were presented by literary/cultural...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the circumstances in which “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History” was first produced. 1 It was initially presented at the second Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta 2), held in Jamaica in 1976. The coordinator of the festival's literary seminars, Mervyn Morris, invited me to present a paper...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 102–107.
Published: 01 November 2011
... with the need for literary father figures in French Carib- bean society. Patrick Chamoiseau’s article “En témoignage d’une volupté” (“A Testimony to Absolute Pleasure published in 1990 in the literary journal Carbet, along with the papers presented at the Trinite conference, says it all...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 135–153.
Published: 01 July 2011
... LITERARY COMPETITION WINNERS 2010: SHORT FICTION Battie Boy Stephen Narain First Place, Short Fiction The entire parish of Penitence calls her Missie Jones ever since her husband, Arthur, died in the war fighting for England in the West Indies Regiment. Arthur was a brave man, fearless...
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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 (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... parts of the globe. After decades of literary production and publication dominated by British publishers, and later American publishers, the emergence of “indigenous” publications from the Caribbean region spoke to the decolonization of the nation, and of its intellectual and cultural spaces as well...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature: Critical Moments in Anglophone Literary and Critical History (Routledge: London, 2006), 27–32. 5 Derek Walcott, “The Figure of Crusoe” (unpublished paper, 1965, University of the West Indies Library, Trinidad), 11. Baugh quotes Walcott's essay at the end...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... as poignant and wry and as anticipating the theme of one of the most remarkable papers to emerge from the Carifesta Symposium, the literary critic Edward Baugh’s “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History.” 7 For Hearne, the process of compiling the anthology followed a “mandate . . . to present...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Kelly Baker Josephs Part of a special section titled “What Is Journal Work?,” this reflective essay discusses the ethical questions of editing sx salon: a small axe literary platform . The author's goal in the essay is twofold: to make transparent the work of journal work, the hours of labor...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of Caribbean writers' neuralgic obsession with history. 1 First presented in 1976 as a conference paper at Carifesta in Kingston, Jamaica, and subsequently published in 1977 in two issues of Tapia , the Trinidad-based house organ of Lloyd Best's Tapia House organization, Baugh's essay stands out...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... aesthetic, ethical, and ideologi- cal frameworks can provide guidance for navigating the rich terrain of her work. Like other Caribbean women writers—Velma Pollard, Olive Senior, Dionne Brand—Brodber operates across disciplines (history, sociology and anthropology, fiction, and literary theory...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as to the histories that subtend and animate those philosophies. By following this figure through the discontinuous corpus of colonial and postcolonial West Indian thought, I want to address some of the questions that Getachew and Samuel pose about the political, economic, and literary history I offer, about what...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
...-arm, transnational tentacles of the nation-state. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 BOOK DISCUSSION: An Intellectual History of the Caribbean by Silvio Torres-Saillant. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006; 304 pages; ISBN 1-4039-6676-1 (cloth); ISBN 1-4039-6677-X (paper). Diasporic Disciplining...