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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
... realities of economic markets and measures and caught between national and international belongings. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 federation West Indian literature Caribbean regionalism belonging aesthetic In as much as the late nineteenth-century Antillean Confederation...
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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 (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 83–90.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., disciplinary, and diasporic spheres of Caribbean studies to a key text of the Cuban critical tradition of the late twentieth century by one of its foremost poets and intellectuals. 1 The text is a generative, though by no means unvexed, reflection on the networks of Cuban and Caribbean literature, politics...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
...L. Camille van der Marel This essay examines the relationship between debt and memory that is emerging in contemporary calls for reparation and Caribbean Canadian literature. CARICOM's and Ta-Nehisi Coates's discussions of reparatory justice, as well as David Chariandy's Soucouyant and Ramabai...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Glyne Griffith Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature Glyne Griffi th etween 1943 and 1958, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), through its General Overseas Service...
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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 (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 89–98.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Keithley Woolward Directly engaging the recent manifesto and essay collection calling for a world literature in French, this article considers the creolized, hybrid forms of geopolitical and discursive belonging of the Francophone Caribbean participants as a useful starting point for such a project...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and linguistic borders of postcolonial literature. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 The Ambivalent Transnationalism of a Literature-World—in French Kaiama L. Glover Like the diagnosis of an illness with regard to the doctor, the analysis of the manifesto is empowering for the critic. The manifesto appeals...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., “World Literature,” and the Persistence of the Political Charles Forsdick Postcolonial critics customarily present Edward Said as a foundational figure in their field, yet repeated claims to “ownership” along these lines contradict Said’s protestations, often expressed in interviews...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literatures in a comparative Caribbbean studies framework. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 colonialism Caribbean confederation 1898 criollismo creole I began my engagement in Caribbean studies precisely by expanding my horizons beyond my specific interest in Puerto Rican literature and by proposing...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
...: the spiral and quantum writing . ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Haitian Revolutions in Literature: The Case of Linguistic and Visual Inventiveness in Frankétienne Rachel Douglas Ab s t r a c t : This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Haitian writers are, in fact, what we could call becoming -France/ becoming -Paris. Questioning the phenomenon of postcolonial star formations, as delineated by Graham Huggan and Chris Bongie, the essay also examines the inescapability of extra-literary factors, where Haitian literature is concerned...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... In the introduction to his edited collection Critics on Caribbean Literature , published by George, Allen, and Unwin in London just one year later, Baugh remarks on how “criticism has concentrated heavily on the literature as presenting images of or for West Indian society, as depicting or analyzing that social...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... skepticism , which approached the absurdity of the current conjuncture by deploying critical distance to cast doubt on the past, the present, and the very idea of single-island sovereign futures. The author resituates this independence era's literature by identifying its multitudinous plotlines that included...
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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 (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Raphael Dalleo It has become commonplace to acknowledge that alongside the development of a powerful labor movement and the nation's first political party, Jamaica's literature came into its own during the 1930s and 1940s. This article explores how the different kind of work carried out in two...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Carlos Ulises Decena In this essay, Decena follows Maja Horn's invitation to move historical and literary analysis of Dominican literature away from the masculine ideation mapped in her pioneering Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (2014). Through...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... literature, postcolonial literature, and Caribbean studies, situating these shifts and movements within and against the backdrop of histories of decolonization. Birbalsingh’s early years in a plantation colony become prologue to his experience of education as a pathway to migration (a brain drain that still...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Caribbean Voices literary radio program broadcast to the region between 1943 and 1958. During this fifteen-year period leading up to federation, Caribbean Voices broadcast West Indian literature, as well as critical commentary by the program’s longest serving editor, Henry Swanzy, that generally emphasized...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Guillermina De Ferrari A frequent trope in apocalyptic literature is a war between time and knowledge. Focusing on Rita Indiana’s “cli-fi” novel La mucama de Omicunlé ( Omicunlé’s Maid ), this essay explores the ambiguous role that uncertainty plays in apocalyptic literature. It argues that time...