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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 67–75.
Published: 01 February 2007
...David Omowalé Franklyn Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Grenada, Naipaul, and Ground Provision David Omowalé Franklyn In his semi-autobiographical work, A Way In The World, V. S. Naipaul, the Trinidadian-born writer and Nobel Laureate, tells of his first encounter with Grenadians...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the significance of its publication venue. Donnell attends to Baugh's own standing in the highly charged field of Caribbean literary criticism as a critic of both Walcott and Naipaul, and acknowledges his creative contribution to this field as a poet. She also considers how, in the years between the original...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the outsider in the region. Focusing primarily on Indians, the essay explores the tropes of the “home and the world” in which “otherness” emerges as metaphors in the fictional works of Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World which resonates in V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas . The `Other...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... pessimism of V. S. Naipaul's The Middle Passage to the demiurgic mythopoeic vision of Harris's History, Fable, and Myth in the Caribbean and Guianas and Derek Walcott's “The Muse of History.” 5 The 1970s in particular produced major critical interventions such as Gordon Rohlehr's “History...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 201–208.
Published: 01 September 2002
...: pp. 201–208 ISSN 0799-0537 threads of human stories will rearrange themselves into a weave of comfortable social harmony as to presume that sailors lost at sea will wash up on the shores of paradise. e True History of Paradise begins with a quote from V. S. Naipaul...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
... authors from the francophone, hispanophone, and anglophone Caribbean: Aimé Césaire, Lino Novás Calvo, George Lamming, and V. S. Naipaul. Both Lamming and Naipaul reflect on their predicament as writers compelled to leave home in order to literarily construct those homes by positioning their literary...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of Walcott's from which I have quoted may be seen as a studied attempt to answer a notorious and much quoted statement by V. S. Naipaul, a statement that continues to arouse great indignation among West Indians. Ironically, while the statement itself is nihilistic, it has provoked some very positive...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
... words of Cezair-Thompson's novel, from the mouth of the protagonist, are, “Panic and history are mine.” And as Marshall had drawn, like Walcott, on Joyce's history-as-nightmare statement, Cezair-Thompson takes as her epigraph Naipaul's assertion, to which Walcott and others had reacted, that the history...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... their old caste identities transformed into the new homogenous category of laborer. Historically, notions of culture and civilization have been mapped onto divides between manual labor, on the one hand, and mercantile or intellectual labor, on the other. V. S. Naipaul's assertion that “history is built...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
...: Henry Swanzy was the first editor of the program, and [V. S.] Naipaul took over from him at a later stage. 14 After he wrote Middle Passage , Naipaul made a tour. Eric Williams in Trini-dad gave him passage money, and he came and stopped in Kingston to read from his work. It was the first time I saw...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
...” homosexual man. The text may well be explained by Smith’s notion of a “neo-colonial sexual semiotics,” which he discerns in his readings of Selvon’s Lonely Londoners and Naipaul’s Enigma of Arrival.29 In these texts Smith identifies patterns of “the disavowal and masking...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 124–137.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the auspicious era of decolonization; using the “non-identification” of Last Enchantment 's stone wall to decry these returning writers' “frustration, bewilderment, lack of a centre, lack of faith in the society into which they were born or in which they find themselves,” Brathwaite praises V. S. Naipaul's...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
.... Naipaul recalls seeing “little groups of ‘poor whites,’ English, Irish, French and even Germans” during his Caribbean travels. He deems them to have suffered a great cultural loss because, “they have forgotten who they are.”6 Naipaul quotes Patrick Leigh Fermor’s pseudo...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
... in the Caribbean in the very early twentieth century. Marrying the white woman, rather than (as in the work of V. S. Naipaul and George Lam- ming generations later) violating her in the cause of anticolonial vindication, is one way to tackle questions of redistribution of land and political power, though...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
... to India always loomed as an option, creating a psychological limbo space (neither arriving nor departing) that Marianne Ramesar likens to “V. S. Naipaul's old men who sat outside the Hanuman House, talking of India” but wary of leaving the “‘familiar temporariness [of the Caribbean].’” 5 Even when...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... in a modifi ed way. In 1962, Naipaul observed that in Guyana slavery was still “hard to forget,” and the word “Negro” was resented by many because of its association with slavery Regarding the diff erences between the Indian and African communities, says Glasgow, the former unlike the latter had...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
... diaspora in its broadest sense. These readings celebrate migration and diaspora instead of understanding them as the colonial exile of Lamming, Sam Selvon, and to a lesser degree V. S. Naipaul. The discourse has evolved, however, from postcolonial celebration and into what is for some...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 179–180.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the Anglophone Caribbean Authors Naipaul, Brathwaite, and Walcott.” christopher cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. He has participated in a number of regional and international exhibitions focusing on contem- porary art. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays on related...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of a man who “elevated property above humanity” (253). He notes the irony of Taylor’s Kingston home now being the home of the Jamaican prime minister—at the time of the book’s publication, a black woman. Such sentiments are reminiscent of V. S. Naipaul’s memorable statement...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... biases against his own language and cultural values, not in the belief that it is better than any other, but that it is equally valuable.” 27 V. S. Naipaul gave credit for this openness, ironically, to the colonizer, arguing in his typically caustic style that the Dutch tolerance of alien cultures...