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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” LGBT individuals present to the nation. Chin's identity as a woman of Chinese and African descent calls into question a unitary identity or origin story for Caribbean subjects and asks which bodies are allowed to be legitimate citizens of the postindependence Caribbean. Chin's personal experiences are...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2012
... more vexed state of being. Similarly, this essay suggests that Breath, Eyes, Memory is more ambivalent about the reach of Haitian memories and national identity. © Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Desiring Diaspora: “Testing” the Boundaries of National Identity in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Vivian Nun Halloran Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Race, Creole, and National Identities in Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Phillips’s Cambridge Vivian Nun Halloran As postmodern historical novels dramatizing slavery and its legacy in the anglophone Carib- bean islands, Jean Rhys’s...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Nicole Roberts Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Haitian and Dominican E/migration and the (Re)construction of National Identity in the Poetry of the Third Generation Nicole Roberts Nous allons vers un monde de nulle part. Cette marche forcée vers un monde uniforme a quelque chose...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Maziki Thame This essay looks at the place of race in Creole Nationalism in Jamaica. It asserts that Creole Nationalism is also Brown Nationalism in Jamaica and that its racial ideas can be seen through the thought of Norman Manley, the father of Creole Nationalism; his wife Edna, its cultural...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt This essay argues that Jamaican-American Michelle Cliff's writing should be understood within a new interpretive framework which sees post-independence Caribbean literature as inheriting gendered and raced legacies of Romantic nationalism. While Cliff's early work shows the...
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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 (2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Corinna McLeod Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place reveals the subalternity of Antigua as a tourist locale; an identity which undermines Antigua's position as a nation. Through the use of a metafictional discourse, Kincaid's narrator deconstructs colonial, postcolonial and neocolonial myths, thereby...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 203–212.
Published: 01 November 2013
... allegiance; it simply had no capacity to do otherwise. In fact, the Tonton Makoute militias were a voluntary “force de frappe;” no one was compelled to join them as their official name indicates—Volontaires de la sécurité nationale (VSN). In 1963, Duvalier created the Parti de l'unité nationale—PUN (National...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
...] calypso to the world” (as a CBC press release put it) than with projecting to the world a particular image of Canada—as a modern, diverse, racially tolerant nation. That project was compromised, however, by Canada's fraught history with the West Indies. Reading Caresser's CBC career in the context of...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Percy C. Hintzen Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Creoleness and Nationalism in Guyanese Anticolonialism and Postcolonial Formation Percy C. Hintzen n analysis of the postcolonial formation of Guyana (formerly the English colony of British Guiana) and its relationship to...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the Making of Caribbean (Inter)Nationalism Belinda Edmondson My father has been obsessed with Billy Eckstine for as long as I can remember. As a black boy coming of age in colonial Jamaica in the 1950s, my father had before him many images of dignified, educated, black and brown West...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 June 2008
... but also a pithy commentary on the structure of the nation-state, meaning all nation-states, not only the polity of Haiti. The text was consequently misread by literary critics whose stereotype of Haitians and belief in nationalism influenced their mean-spirited dismissals of the novel. This paper...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Glyne Griffith Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature Glyne Griffi th etween 1943 and 1958, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), through its General Overseas Service...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Anthony Bogues Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Politics, Nation and PostColony: Caribbean Inflections Anthony Bogues For if the history of Caribbean society is that of a dual relation Between plantation and plot, the two poles which originate in a single Historical process...
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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 (2002) 6 (1): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Philip Maysles Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Dubbing The Nation Philip Maysles It often seems to the outsider that there is an organic connection between the kind of beat, the kind of movement which is made to it, and the silent inner rebellion and frenzy which possess anyone...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Rowan Ricardo Phillips Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Derek Walcott: Imagination, Nation and the Poetics of Memory Rowan Ricardo Phillips I: NOBODY KNOWS . . . long the sandy reaches of Fort James, Antigua, but a few patches of mottled tarmac remain of what was once a road...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Tracy Fisher Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Black Women, Politics, Nationalism and Community in London Tracy Fisher articular historical moments often enable us to understand contemporary move- ments and issues. Specifi cally, they are critical in understanding...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 40–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Jocelyne Guilbault Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Audible Entanglements: Nation and Diasporas in Trinidad’s Calypso Music Scene Jocelyne Guilbault n 1963 the Mighty Sparrow was crowned calypso king when he performed the song “Kennedy.” In newly independent Trinidad, this...