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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... yearnings to live sovereign lives. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Danger and Desire: Crossings are Never Undertaken All at Once or Once and for All M. Jacqui Alexander Ab s t r a c t : This essay stages a meeting among the authors of the three reflections onPedagogies of Crossings...
Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 4 Its humor aside, the series never disavows the epic of Cuba Libre, least of all the iconic machete charge. Still from El machete ( The Machete ), dir. Juan Padrón, 1975, episode 3 (cartoon shorts), 6:49 min. More
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Bonnie Thomas Renowned Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé has been a practitioner of littérature-monde for decades. Despite her seminal role in French Caribbean literature she has never limited the subject of her writings, nor her physical inhabitation, to a single confined space. Her extensive...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... for those debts owed to Puerto Ricans that will likely never be paid. Scholars have noted that the agroecology movement in Puerto Rico represents “a desire for autonomy and freedom from ongoing dependence on US imports.” Yet, at present, Puerto Rico imports approximately 85 percent of the food its...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... The author argues that the influence of these nineteenth-century Haitian authors can be seen everywhere in social history, especially in the concept of history from below, even though most historians in Europe and the United States have never even heard the names of these other Haitian authors. Dumesle’s...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
... at the heart of James’s 1950 manuscript that eventually found publication in 1993 as American Civilization . Although James certainly never got out of “gender jail” in his lifetime, American Civilization betrayed his hopeful vision of escape. This essay proposes to Kamugisha that a careful and independent...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... white, Catholic (or secular humanist) roots, the historical reality is that French identity has never been uniform or stable. Wilks argues that, although Césaire's affirmation of specificity may seem contrary to French republican ideals, her writings suggest a means of addressing the cultural-political...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to as a representational field of evasive presences wherein content, depth, and the messy, material questions of politics are pushed beyond the edge of the image but, as his personal history and the history of the North American encounters with the Caribbean suggest, are never far away. © Small Axe, Inc. 2012...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 73–82.
Published: 01 October 2007
... an alternative to Primitive or Naïve. While its reliance on notions of purity and autonomy are unwittingly Primitivist, the concept has given legitimacy to the artists and allowed them to produce work that would otherwise never have existed. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Intuitive Art as a Canon Veerle...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
... haunts the anglophone Caribbean. The focus is on how this haunting is palpable to the criminalized urban poor in Trinidad; yet Black has never simply denoted abjection. From the vantage point of postcolonial Caribbean nation-states founded on anticolonial projects of Black sovereignty, one can see...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 84–92.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the door for the des- ignated seven seconds that her union has said it should take a kid to get on the bus and fi nd a seat. It never changed. Even when she screamed at a kid (in violation of school board rules), it’s the usual “Get your ass down, you piece of shit!” But I guess she had to talk...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 151–161.
Published: 01 July 2017
... thrust of skin. Plucking wet out the drain of my ears, we, unafraid of getting blacker, stand on the edge of precipice, sun-dazzled. We throw ourselves in. You never forget the first person who calls you beautiful, without words and means it, from inside salty creases of elbows...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 111–119.
Published: 01 September 2003
... head, sometimes an irritated no, sometimes a no thanks, sometimes just a fl ick of the wrist, like shooing away fl ies. It all depends on my day. But these boys, I’ve never seen them before. Th e tallest one, with the cowman boots, is the leader, he must be sixteen...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 February 2006
... not see anything, just lots of thick clouds and I began to 8. Gran Combo song tells “to Bear Mountain, a summer in New York! One’s friends will take you to have fun (a gurachar), one’s friends never one to stop.” 78 | SX19 • Dislocated Geographies imagine that we were in a place...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Project is forever catching up. I acknowledge that it will never be identical to the demands of the field of Caribbean studies with which we are concerned. Certainly, we seem chronically unable to get ahead of ourselves. But quite apart from our real, inexcusable shortcomings, this may simply...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 203–212.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contend that Duvalierism as a system of governance never achieved the totalitarian reach that Trouillot claimed; instead, it embodied a form of extremism. Extremism simply indicates that Duvalierism, particularly under François Duvalier and less so under Jean-Claude, represented an inordinate...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Jamaica that we recursively encountered less in the assured memories of relevant historical facts than in a recognizable habitus of embodied dispositions, fragmentary gestures, would always remind us of what we owed to our inheritance. I was never quite sure that we always agreed, Stuart and I, on how...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... Death does things to the body. Back then he always wore a black jacket and took my bags from me so I could keep up with him as he stretched his legs down the avenue. We were always late because he never came home early enough and I would wait up until I heard him open the grill. And he never woke up...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2016
... never been a big fan of such public observances, it's true, but I'm going to make an exception here because of the intimate form of my familiarity with Small Axe and its presence in my overall idea of the virtues of an intellectual vocation. I once spoke of the “miracle” of Small Axe , deliberately...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 88–110.
Published: 01 June 2007
... to Kingston and make something of herself. But she had banked on a man and had lost. She had let them down—had made a mistake. Then she had righted that when she left him. “At that point she had told herself that she never wanted another man from within...