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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Nadi Edwards Small Axe Incorporated 2002 George Lamming’s Literary Nationalism: Language between The Tempest and the Tonelle Nadi Edwards o change your language you must change your life,” Derek Walcott writes, sum- ming up, with epigrammatic precision, the perennial...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 254–262.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to the present. It puts into conversation related progressive concepts of Creole, such as Kamau Brathwaite’s formulation of nation language, with early racist ventriloquist Creole narratives by White creoles in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It does so as a way of disentangling what we mean when we...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... offers potential critical tools to investigate the region’s linguistic variability. However, European-focused scholarship prioritizes a national focus that cannot account for the complex relationships between colonial languages and Caribbean Creoles. This essay considers three works from the Dominican...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 215–225.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in Jamaica. The essay demonstrates how contestations around national identity are articulated in a repressive language of moral authority. Speakers of “good” (English) and “bad” (Jamaican) language varieties become embattled in a struggle for the control of public terrain. The essay concludes...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... family. In Lowe’s process of trying to find language and fill the holes in his history and in the histories of those around him, he assumes the “drag” of others, finds their costumes ill fitting, and in doing so embodies a critique of the costumes of gender and nation. However...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 50–68.
Published: 01 November 2019
... activist, and Communist fellow traveler Charles Collins boldly declared at a 1943 New York banquet that celebrated the birth of the New York Spanish-language weekly Pueblos Hispanos . 1 Originally from Grenada, at the time a British possession, Collins unequivocally placed the Puerto Rican national...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... produced within a particular national context. On this premise, Natalie L. Belisle argues that “untranslatability” designates the exclusion of texts originating in juridically indeterminate spaces, such as Puerto Rico, from world literary space. Building primarily on theories of language and translation...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and empire, the author demonstrates the unique position of LGBT activists in the global South. In the context of the global South, and specifically a context that is heavily Catholic, universalized LGBT language enables Dominican activists to mobilize international, hemispheric, regional, and national...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... spitfire” in English-language films, in the Dominican Republic her image as an international celebrity helped to further promote the national-popular homogenizing ideology of the Rafael Trujillo regime that upheld a distorted notion of democracy that negated racial and class differences. Accordingly...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Silvio Torres-Saillant This essay sustains that to earn credibility as a field seeking academic identity de lege , Hispanic Caribbean studies must address the legacy of the colonial past that keeps people in the Antillean world from communicating productively across national borders and language...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 128–135.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Johnhenry Gonzalez The memory and language of colonial marronage shape the zeitgeist and the wider history of Haiti as nation. This essay takes as its point of departure the recent use of small boats by armed gangs in Haiti to revisit the shipboard dimensions of marronage and the country’s history...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
... things that we had to read about.” This consensual dismissal of redundant colonial models underlies the intention in that book to secure acknowledgment for a West Indian “nation language” formed from centuries of linguistic hybridization and oral traditions. Such is the achievement by enslaved people...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., Indigenous languages were not a significant part of the national landscapes, which were themselves traumatically transformed after Columbus’s arrival in the region. The native peoples who survived the conquest were driven to the margins physically and not just culturally. Those who waged subsequent national...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 94–99.
Published: 01 February 2006
... and peeping between these poly-rhythms to establish its own beat. I learned that I enjoyed switching and being selective about my sound about what nation language I would speak, when, where, and how. I had a range of choices, and I enjoyed the play and performance as my tongue danced a choreography...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 37–53.
Published: 01 October 2006
... to forget or not to speak the nation language that she once spoke, a language that seems necessary to effectively communicate with her family.34 In turn she places the nation language she uses in parentheses, and provides an Eng- lish translation. Setting the Antiguan Creole off from the rest...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., DC: Three Continents, 1983), 25. 13 Edward Kamau Brathwaite, History of the Voice: The Development of Nation Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry (London: New Beacon, 1984), 6, 13, 13. 12 See Stephan Palmié, Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2022
... between our West Indian standard English and our Caribbean Creoles.” 31 Similarly, deCaires Narain makes the point that poet Kamau Brathwaite privileged African cultural identity in his formulation of “nation language” as part of “his imperative to reclaim the lost continent of Africa itself...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... article in Alcheringa . . . called ‘Free or Forced Poetics,’ and in it, for the first time, I feel an effort to describe what nation language really means.” Kamau Brathwaite, A History of the Voice: The Development of Nation Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry (London: New Beacon, 1984), 16...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in different national languages through mutual waiving of translation copyright, and these affiliated journals are listed on the back cover of the journal. A large roundtable was organized in the 2000 IACS Fukuoka meeting for journal editors to come together, hoping that direct contact could be made among...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Kamugisha, “The Promise of Caribbean Intellectual History.” 8 Kamau Brathwaite and Édouard Glissant, “A Dialogue: Nation Language and Poetics of Creolization ,” in Ineke Phaf, ed., Presencia criolla en el Caribe y América Latina / Creole Presence in the Caribbean and Latin America (Madrid...