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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Donette Francis A Discussion of Lorna Goodison's memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island Lorna Goodison, in Jamaica, 2006. Photograph by Denis Valentine. BOOK DISCUSSION: Lorna Goodison, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island. Toronto: McClelland and...
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Published: 01 March 2013
Orlando Patterson, about age eighteen, with his mother, Almina. Orlando Patterson, about age eighteen, with his mother, Almina. Courtesy Orlando Patterson More
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Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 4 Richard Fung and his mother, Rita Fung; still from My Mother’s Place (1990). Figure 4. Richard Fung and his mother, Rita Fung; still from My Mother’s Place (1990). More
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Published: 01 March 2015
Bubalups/Mother Sally: Private Audition , 2013. Digital photographs; variable sizes. Courtesy of the artist Bubalups/Mother Sally: Private Audition, 2013. Digital photographs; variable sizes. Courtesy of the artist More
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 133–148.
Published: 01 July 2016
...     eyeing my 13-year-old       with his left twice a week somebody's mother stages an aromatic feast simulated rib eye smothered in onions served with lively dining room chatter co-mingling with knives & forks clattering on chipped lenox china camouflaging...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Sandra Pouchet Paquet From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island is an autobiographical/biographical narrative that not only resituates the body of Lorna Goodison's published work in relation to the mother as archetype of female becoming, it also reaffirms the historical trajectory of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Lorna Goodison A response to Sandra Pouchet Paquet's and Donette Francis' discussion of Goodison's memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Reporting Back to Queen Isabella, Donette Francis, and Sandra Pouchet Paquet Lorna Goodison...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 151–161.
Published: 01 July 2017
... anyone yearning to drink of you and nourish you well. The mother can still take her child on her back, delicate as a monarch's wing. The mother's face is like poured cassareep. She offers a kiss's balm to a daughter ravaged by disappointments. “It's your decision. I support you...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 146–151.
Published: 01 November 2010
... political powers build the “femininity system” through, for exam- ple, little girls being taught embroidery as part of their education in postcolonial, post-French Haiti. The work looks at how certain values are maintained and trans- mitted from mothers to daughters: from my mother to me...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... y con primor sólo tienes que vivir un verano en Nueva York El Gran Combo’s song and a couple of cardboard boxes full off pasteles³ my mother had spent a whole night making, a dozen jueyes (land crabs), and frozen fi sh from the Caribbean Sea kept me com- pany in the back seat. I was eight years...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 127–137.
Published: 01 July 2015
... many miserable stories. Stories about slavery and the many cruelties of the time. Her mother herself had been an actual slave, a fact that was for her mother a source of great shame. Something that she did not enjoy talking about, and which she avoided as much as possible. There were so many, so many...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
... down to dinner after he left, all I could think about was his plate. It still sat in the cupboard. Before he left, for Sunday dinner my mother, his aunt, would fill his plate so high that I, then a child, would call it a mountain. Later I'd sit and watch him eat it as if this was a Southern Fair and he...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... in Nation Language, “It sweet me shoott you bwoy.” 14 This problem of the mother who is full of the unexamined stipulations and judgments of retreaded small-island colonialisms is a well-recognized engine of Jamaica Kincaid's extraordinary work. The execution of her mother is the bitter thing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
... field where her mother Martine was raped by a Tonton Macoute, tries to make peace with her past, her mother’s past and Haiti’s history.1 Framed as the struggle to answer affirmatively the question, 1 Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory (New York: Vintage, 1994). The quote at the opening...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 178–182.
Published: 01 September 2001
... volatile household, which includes a mother who detests the banality of her marriage and the boredom of motherhood, and a violent, emotionally distant father. Fulani presents a multidimensional struggle against racism at the institutional and social levels; against family dysfunction; and against the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 149–151.
Published: 01 February 2007
... following Sunday, she came down with a mysterious illness which she was sure only com- plete bed rest would cure. She thought she would be allowed to stay in bed and rest because she was so convincing. She did not count on a mother’s intuition, and she quite forgot that her mother had...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... reasons for its broader appeal. The very qualities of Romantic national identity: the identifi- cation between national subject and his nation’s landscape, the valorization of the folk, and the importance of the mother figure to guarantee identity were all sources to be mined in the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 211–222.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the forest who is your mother. At the time of this poem, forty million trees are growing across Kenya that weren't there before you spoke to them, reminded them: not even poverty, hunger, or war can steal away the creation power waiting for them in their own hands. You are gone to spirit...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 138–142.
Published: 01 July 2015
... friends. Bicycles are quiet and far friendlier than the boisterous dirt bikes with which some of my younger neighbors punish the neighborhood. Tressa has plans to plant ivy along the wall. The ivy will make it look less severe. She capitulated, however, to my mother who, in one of her whirlwind visits...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... bundle as you cross boundaries and borders? Besides love and blood, what is our connection, Ma? On one of the fingers on my left hand, the side with the keys “d,” “e,” “t,” “r,” and “s” of indentureship and almost all the letters of dark waters , I wear my father’s mother’s wedding band. It’s more...