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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Emily A. Maguire In 1943, Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera published a Spanish translation of Aimé Césaire's poem Notebook of a Return to the Native Land with illustrations by Cuban artist Wifredo Lam. The translation introduced the concept of Négritude to a Cuban and Spanish-language readership...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Melanie J. Newton This essay explores the narrative of “aboriginal absence,” arguably the foundational colonial myth of Caribbean history. Since the early colonial period, the space of the “native” in the Caribbean context has been treated as a space left vacant for others to fill. Beginning...
Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 11 Juan Valdez Snr, Natives Fishing , c1885. Lantern slide of glass, albumen, and watercolor; 3.14 × 3.14 in. David Boxer / Onyx Collection Figure 11. Juan Valdez Snr, Natives Fishing, c1885. Lantern slide of glass, albumen, and watercolor; 3.14 × 3.14 in. David Boxer / Onyx Collection More
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45–61.
Published: 01 July 2017
... bâtiments étrangers, sera fusillé en place publique”; Linstant de Pradine, Recueil général des lois , 1:134. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 indigenism Haitian Revolution Haitian Declaration of Independence Caribbean sovereignty nativism In 1804, Haiti became the second independent state...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jennifer Baez When Christopher Columbus’s human remains were discovered in a lead box inside Santo Domingo’s Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in 1877, Santo Domingo City Hall proposed commissioning a statue and a mausoleum. The Columbus statue featured an india , or a Native woman...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Michael O. West Walter Rodney's expulsion from Jamaica in October 1968, and its consequences, had important implications elsewhere in the Caribbean, especially in Rodney's native Guyana. Recently discovered documents shed much light on the Guyanese reaction to those events, and more broadly...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to the Native Land (1939–56), the former as prefiguration of Frantz Fanon's psychoanalytical exploration of “the fact of blackness” and the latter as a transcendence of narrow identitarian affirmation announcing a liberated space: the “convocation of conquest” in which there is “room for all.” 52 Damas, “Et...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in the understanding of space, landscape, and those who inhabit the sites of visitation. It is the author's hope that such an investigation will yield a compelling discursive reassessment of how we might rethink the role of “native informants” as cosmopolitans who, despite a fixed identity within a minority group...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay introduces Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript written by Wynter in the 1970s. “Black Metamorphosis” is a remarkable manuscript, and it deserves close study for a number of reasons. It is arguably...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
... tourist attitudes toward a geographic space and the use of that space to negotiate cultural positionality and place. This essay posits that for nonnative and native tourists alike, the Caribbean islands serve as sites of identity (trans)formation and performance. Demonstrating touristing s merger...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
... by which nation and national identity are revealed. Through Kincaid’s gaze, which has insight into the perspectives of both the native and that of the tourist, the colonial construction of Antigua’s history begins to unravel. The revelation does not yield a clear picture of an uncorrupted Antigua...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of those posited as Non-Norms that compelled examination of the functioning of the Symbolic Order itself. —Sylvia Wynter, “Black Metamorphosis” Sylvia Wynter commences “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World” with the declaration of its intention “to explore … the historical process...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 69–82.
Published: 01 July 2021
... on the question as to what constitutes native Virgin Islander status. The Virgin Islands have a local constitution that is governed by an act of Congress, the Revised Organic Act of 1954. Resident Virgin Islanders have attempted to write a document to replace the Revised Organic Act four times, in 1964, 1971...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... and within cultures? For the land rights claims of native peoples, what are the consequences of the failure of Carib- bean and Latin American governments to establish truly anticolonial, anticapitalist, and antiracist policies? SX19 February 2006 Shona N. Jackson | 31 ordersB There are in fact two...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
... and sound systems, inter- and intra-religious clashes within Jamaican, as well as clashes between “foreign” and “native” decoders of the culture. As with any export, appropriation and expropriation of local meaning are inevitable, lead- ing to mistranslations, different understandings...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Glory: Christianisation and Emancipation in Jamaica is not listed in the bibliography but shows how Native Baptists adapted the African religious tradition and the European Christian tradition to create an Afro-Jamaican religious expression that proved a source of discomfi ture...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., in the midst of the anticolonial struggle: “You cannot imagine today how total a system colo- nialism was. . . . How could it ever have occurred to you then, before the struggles erupted, that you as a ‘native’ subject could take any action on your own?” Describing the impact of attending high school...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... territories had to do with the actual interpretation of Article IX of the Treaty of Paris signed in 1898, which states, “The civil rights and political status of the native inhabitants of the territories hereby ceded to the United States shall be determined by Congress.” 26 Five articles published between...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... constitutional reforms between 1944 and 1962 had introduced important political advancements such as universal adult suffrage and increased native participation in the legislature, as well as executive responsibility for domestic affairs, the “postcolony” Jamaican state apparatus remained a deeply flawed...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 135–142.
Published: 01 July 2009
... “native.” And not only native, they become “real” and “historical” and the basis for memories because they were recorded as such. In cutting figures out of settings, I create absences, but equally important are the artifacts left behind. I find that, unmanipulated, the images I...