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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kelly Baker Josephs “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007). In the novel, Brodber creatively imagines a past for the New World present, taking advantage of the space literary speculation and science fiction offer...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Even her most recent novel, The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007), has been greeted with acclaim but also with the usual guarded vagueness about what to make of it. Mary Hanna confesses, “I find the story impossible to follow and yet beautiful to read.”11 Annie Paul observes (with more hyperbole), “Erna...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and cannot return to middle America or to Europe with data to be made into a thesis. Louisiana was hard work—thinking and research that lasted from 1990 to 1994. By the time I had reached The Rainmaker’s Mistake I had given up the notion of dragging people through bush and weeds to see my point.7...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2021
... ninety-sixth birthday earlier this year, David Hinds writes, “Any political leader who has trod the political terrain for eight decades cannot escape the perception and reality of miss-steps and mistakes. This is especially true in a society like Guyana where political reality is interpreted through...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 112–140.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Dem fellars loot out de party from dem stalwarts, An to me dey too bright, So, ah vote de house, Mistake ah make God send de wind of change An mash...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 105–110.
Published: 01 October 2006
... mistakes. It simply relates incidents the artist was witness to and only reflects the kinds of dangerous attitudes and actions that are prevalent in the church worldwide and that the church should be willing to change. SX21 • October 2006 • Dionne...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... imagination that, Cudjoe proposes, Darwinian thinking enables. What evolutionary mutation, as distinct from social evolutionism, offers Cudjoe is a model of variation, both biological and linguistic, that is premised not on the entertainments created by mistake—“delightful personal attempts and failures...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... not choose to directly support the Cuban insurrection. 15 Unlike other French texts by Betances, the frequent grammatic, punctuation, and spelling mistakes in “Speech at the Masonic Lodge of Port-au-Prince” suggest that the text was transcribed by someone who was not very fluent in French, possibly...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 88–110.
Published: 01 June 2007
... had just broken up with the father of her first child and had been trying to put her life together again as her heart mended slowly. Then he rode in on the blinking S-90. Her first child had been a mistake. She had fallen for a man because his father owned a bus—the Grey Dove...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to volume 11, Hill reminds us that the Garvey movement has often been seen in largely US-centric terms. This, he suggests, is a mistake (if not a conceit). No one would deny that it was in the United States that Garvey found his feet, where he found the organizational wherewithal to build what would turn...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 81–84.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of Stalin’s or Pol Pot’s unforgivable mistakes, made in the name of purging. However, during certain meetings with Simil- ien and his base group, anger had heated his heart like a glass of warm rum, and with a tone that surprised even himself, he had suggested the elimination of some...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 138–142.
Published: 01 July 2015
... behind me, a large, looming presence. I know if I speak, if I say something, they will understand their mistake. Once they hear my voice, hear that I can speak well, they will know who I am, but my lips won't move. My voice won't come. “The whole a unnu walk too fas,” the dread in the red kerchief...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... occasion, what is mendacious about my chronology. I don’t myself accuse Trouillot of lying here. If this review is anything to go by, I doubt he’s capable of it. In the space of a few short pages, Trouillot manages to mistake the timing of the 4 Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 140–144.
Published: 01 July 2010
... all them fellas’ respect. He never give up on anyone. One time Junior start to play real stupid- ness, the other fellas want to bench him for the next two games. But Shades say, Give him a chance. Ent all a we does make mistakes? And the boy gone and score two goals against...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 87–93.
Published: 01 October 2008
... on the Front Page; 1993, Arc-en-Ciel Vidéo Production); Cicatrices (Scars; 1997, Arc-en-Ciel Vidéo Production); and Millionnaire par erreur (Millionnaire by Mistake; 2003). From Frédéric Surpris, Les gens d’ici (The People from Here; 1987); and Chéri, je t’aime (Darling, I Love You; 1988). From...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 201–208.
Published: 01 September 2002
... itself with honesty may not learn to respect itself. Without this, it cannot believe in its future. Monica Stern, Lana’s mother, neither faces nor likes herself and therefore cannot abide the child who not only strongly bears her image but repeats what Monica perceives as her own mistakes...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 85–92.
Published: 01 July 2022
... is weak,” Hall claimed, “because it naturalizes and dehistoricizes difference, mistaking what is historical and cultural for what is natural, biological, and genetic.” 4 Let us first spiral into historic Suriname, and then, as a testament to the interwovenness of the two main sites...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 178–185.
Published: 01 July 2012
... year.” “I would love to see you as a devil.” Selwyn grinned and hugged Carla. Carla, a plump, dark, bottle-skinned beauty lazed in Selwyn's embrace, wondering if it would be a mistake to end the relationship with the funny, good natured butcher's son from Hope Village and claim the kind...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
... the biography will not have errata like the mistake about the date of Rochambeau’s departure from Saint-Domingue, embarrassingly reiterated across all three volumes of the trilogy (though I comfort myself with the thought that if there were any other such gaffes in the novels, Nzengou...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
... was the want was the particular circumstance was the seas was the costs was the could was the would was the policy was the loss was the vessel was the rains was the order was the that was the this was the necessity was the mistake was the captain was the crew was the result...