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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 150–158.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Rhonda Cobham Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Fishers of Men: Catherine Hall’s Narrative and the Framing of History Rhonda Cobham ood history, like good literature, arrives trailing metaphor, which, like the fi sher- man’s seine in Dennis Scott’s poem “Letters to My Son VIII...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Shirley Toland-Dix Sylvia Wynter's 1962 novel, The Hills of Hebron , is both a narrative of the nation and critique of the extant vision of the nation. Writing her novel from the perspective of a theorist, Wynter introduces insights and concepts that she has since developed in her extensive body of...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
... through as initially envisioned, it did help inspire some of the most crucial narrative works of this period. Several of the Boom writers wrote dictator novels: Carlos Fuentes wrote La muerte de Artemio Cruz (1962), Augusto Roa Bastos wrote Yo el supremo (1974), Alejo Carpentier wrote El recurso del...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., and what it means to think of the period as merely preceding the anglophone Caribbean's important political and cultural developments. “Only His Hat Is Left”? Resituating Not-Yet Narratives Faith Smith I am honored to have this kind of opportunity to revisit Creole Recitations: John Jacob...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Catherine Hall Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Narratives of Empire: A Reply to Critics Catherine Hall et me fi rst thank Patrick Bryan, Rhonda Cobham, Madhavi Kale and Faith Smith for the time and trouble they have taken to think and write about Civilising Subjects. LI greatly...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Peter L. Patrick Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Two Healing Narratives: Suffering, Reintegration, and the Struggle of Language Maria Cristina Fumagalli and Peter L. Patrick Obviously, when you enter language you enter a kind of choice which contains...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... narratives of exile and return, the article argues that authors such as Dany Laferrière and Edwidge Danticat offer post-territorial understandings of culture and nation. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Fictions of Displacement: Locating Modern Haitian Narratives J. Michael...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Kaiama L. Glover The 2010 earthquake has given rise to and put into wide(r) circulation a narrative very much of a piece with the long-standing discourse of Haitian singularity. This recent, though not new, narrative is premised not only on the notion of Haiti's endless suffering but also on a...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 186–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... obtained by analysis, identifying themes, streams, or narratives that bear relation to but are not primarily grounded in concepts of chronological sequence or style yet are more attuned to contemporaneous sociocultural and political circumstance. The ideas of the vernacular, the colonial, and the modern...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 47–55.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ronald Cummings This essay uses the concept of “Maroon in/securities” to refer to a number of creative practices of survival and a range of experiences and feelings that converge in the Maroon narrative. These two terms, when brought together, productively facilitate a dialogue between Maroon...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Susan P. Mains The Caribbean has figured prominently in narratives of security, mobility, and transnational connections. Referred to as the “Third Border” in US foreign policies, and inhabiting contradictory geopolitical spaces between North and South America, the region also negotiates narratives...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Trevor Burnard The bleak moral vision in Vincent Brown's The Reaper's Garden offers to us a version of early America that is profoundly at odds with established, or at least popular, narratives of American historical development. It is also at odds with customary narratives of Caribbean history...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Alessandra Benedicty Kaiama L. Glover's Haiti Unbound fills a gap in understanding writing that took place in Haiti during Duvalierism, helping to open onto new(er) global narratives. In so doing, Glover contributes to the questioning of how and why poverty is fetishized. This review explores the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Elizabeth S. Manley In the historiography of gender in the Dominican Republic, the stories of female martyrs loom large, substituting maternalist sacrifice for a more substantial treatment of women in the national narrative. This is particularly true for the twentieth century, in which the female...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... narratives. These artists rupture the surface of family images to trouble the bourgeois, heteronormative, and colorist scripts that often police the formation of family. The family album is rearranged and marked up; thus it becomes rendered as flesh inscribed with silent narratives. Through different forms...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the 2010 earthquake “occupies the center of the work” is thrown into question when her work is juxtaposed with literary narratives that feature Haitian girl protagonists, such as Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and Laura Wagner’s Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go. These narratives by Trouillot and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... politics—even in their more radical versions—tend, in this reading, to reproduce modern narratives about the meaning and substance of emancipation, the role of the nation-state, the political implications of visibility traditionally understood, and, more broadly, the proper ends of black politics...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... female body. Through their imagery, the body serves as a sign for presence and invisibility, for fearlessness and fragility. The permanence of the body's surface becomes a kind of visible text that both artists develop through their narratives. By examining specific series of works by each artists, one...