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Small Axe (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 Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Lorna Goodison, in Jamaica, 2006. Photograph by Denis Valentine. BOOK DISCUSSION: Lorna Goodison, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island...
Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 4 Richard Fung and his mother, Rita Fung; still from My Mother’s Place (1990). More
Published: 01 March 2015
Bubalups/Mother Sally: Private Audition , 2013. Digital photographs; variable sizes. Courtesy of the artist More
Published: 01 March 2013
Orlando Patterson, about age eighteen, with his mother, Almina. Courtesy Orlando Patterson More
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 133–148.
Published: 01 July 2016
... my father left … seven children seventeen grandchildren twenty-seven great-grandchildren a string-band of relatives & friends one loving wife … unable to recall the preexisting condition twice a week somebody's mother stages an aromatic feast...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (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 (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 73–79.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sassy Ross A grandmother’s lost leg. A mother’s scarred sacrum. A daughter transformed into stone. In these five poems, history dwells in the body, the past deep in the bone. Confronting themes of poverty, intimate partner violence, and childhood sexual trauma, the poems speak to the varying ways...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Mother Who Fathered Me . Smith identifies a governor’s wife as the instigator of the campaign, not the black Jamaican middle-class nationalist feminists who were responsible, yet his account has ascended to a form of academic folk knowledge that is oft repeated and rarely probed. As a valued resource...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... knows they are there. It is impossible to see his eyes. Dj ——— knows his mother is in the house. “She came home after dark, about seven or eight, I can't remember,” he tells me. “She said, ‘I don't know what you are doing here, I heard you attacked your father. That means you could be dangerous...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
... 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...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 127–137.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., a brazen and vengeful Negro was determined that the white man would pay. It might have been her very shrieking that awoke her as she lay there in the bedclothes, salty rivulets of tears sliding down her face. It might have been, or maybe her dark lord really had come to her that night. As her mother...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... 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 old and suff ering from...
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Small Axe (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 (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 151–161.
Published: 01 July 2017
... one picking hurt off the skin, like pieces of lint. One taking vengeance on the body, the other, swallowing mouthfuls of thorns. I mourn unflowered words , unborn children, inside me. —Mahadai Das She wonders if her mother is sad if her mother's mother's mother is also...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., until the delusions began. Those days my mother stopped showing up at his bedside. She sat in her room, her door locked while she prayed. That's what we do in crisis, right? We pray. On most of these days, I was eight and he could walk. He was much leaner then than he was now lying on the bed...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2022
... criticism. Rosario’s Song of the Water Saints narrates troubled mother-daughter relationships in multiple generations of the same family as they move from the Dominican Republic to New York and shows how inadequacies of the past are addressed in the present. The main character, Graciela, struggles...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 178–182.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100–114.
Published: 01 July 2019
...-year-old time capsule like indentured laborers, eating village slops on plantain leaves at weddings and funerals, chanting prayers in a language you neither speak nor understand. India has moved on. The Africans are running this place.” Her mother was at the green gate, expecting her. “You reach...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
.... The two areas of health and education are directly affected by high migration rates, because there is a depletion of skilled labor. The absence of mothers also disrupts nuclear and extended families and other elements of the social milieu of a country. Generally, while remittances may...