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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. It was...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... validity, exemplified by the radical hip-hop voices that emerged following the 2005 youth uprisings in French banlieues. The essay pays particular attention to the opening salvo of the Négritude movement, Damas's relatively underanalyzed Pigments (1947) and Césaire's more celebrated Notebook of a Return to...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 63–65.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Christopher Cozier Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Available At All Leading Stores! Christopher Cozier From my notebook: 28/06/06 (A collaboration with curator Andrea Fatona from “Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora” currently touring Canada). Curator Andrea Fatona...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 179–180.
Published: 01 September 2003
... essays on related issues in a number of catalogues and journals. His work consists of multimedia projects derived from his ongoing drawings and notebooks. Th e projects involve sound, video, performances and installations, constructions and appropriated objects. catherine hall is professor of...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... verses from Césaire's Notebook of a Return to the Native Land : Those who have invented neither powder nor the compass Those who have tamed neither gas nor electricity Those who have explored neither the seas nor the skies … But they abandon themselves, possessed, to the essence of all things...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 119–123.
Published: 01 October 2008
... the foot on the still distant land, the Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a Return to the Native Land), a work we would immediately place on the level of its precursor of 1917, Saint-John Perse’s Eloges, and its successor of 1943, René Char’s Feuillets d’Hypnos (Leaves...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... story’s narrators, a political dissident and member of the activist “Radio Six,” complains in letters (written in a notebook to his girlfriend remaining in Haiti) about the unrelenting sun and the heat, which darkens the faces of the refugees who are “showing their first charcoal layer of sunburn...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
... terms of radical universalism. Rather, the region proj- ects onto Haiti compensatory images of racial revenge, heroic uniqueness, or misguided hubris. For instance, Martinique’s Aimé Césaire, in his Notebook of a Return to the Native Landd, written almost at the same time as James’s Black Jacobins...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... especially Audra Simpson, Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014). 14 Beckett, “The Politics of Disjuncture,” 185. 15 Antonio Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks , ed. and trans. Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 237–242.
Published: 01 July 2013
... hand came to sit down at her desk, using that hand, three fingers missing, to wipe the tears from her eyes. After we read the story and answered the questions, we were told to bring our notebooks for Ms. Thomas to see that we answered the questions correctly. But Ms. Thomas wouldn't look past...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 115–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon; and Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land.19 In the large studio 19 Jacques Berthelot, Histoire de l’architecture (Paris: Caribéennes, 1984); Frantz Fanon, Peau noire, masques blancs [Black Skin, White Masks] (Paris: Seuil, 1952); Aimé...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... into English,” Cahiers césairiens, no. 3 (Spring 1977): 33–41. 11. Aimé Césaire, “Notebook of a Return to the Native Land,” trans. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith, Montemora, no. 6 (1979): 9–37. 12. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith, introduction to The Collected...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... issue of Small Axe , 124 (emphasis mine). 8 Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, Eloge de la créolité (Paris: Gallimard, 1989), 18. 3 “Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Ancestral Land” (emphasis mine); “the absolute humanism and universal values.” Although...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
... pages of her final “notebook,” remains incomplete and unreliable. There are no specifics of and no beginning point to the event mentioned in the first pages of this literary endeavor begun ironically in its name; instead, the event is alluded to in two separate accounts within the text, the first...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
...”: You stitched us clothes from the nearest elements, Made shirts of rain and freshly ironed clouds, Then, singing your iron hymn, you riveted Your feet on Monday to the old machine.2 Before Walcott, Césaire had written of his mother in Notebook of a Return to the Native Land...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Christian Religion , ed. John T. McNeill, trans. Ford Lewis Battles, 2 vols. (1536; repr., Philadelphia: Westminster, 1960), 3.9.5:717. 15 Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land , in Aimé Césaire: The Collected Poetry , trans. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith (Berkeley: University...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
... practiced by “the hungry person” invokes the often belittling stereotype that dancing is proper to the African diaspora, which is summed up all too well in Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land (1939). In his stand against reductive representations of black Hemispheric Americans...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
... seems to travel—with fits and starts, yes, but with uncanny certainty nonetheless—in one direction and not the other. Thus when excited children sing out Obruni, stranger, as the black American tourist, notebook and camera in hand, disembarks at the entrance to the infamous Elmina...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... shared creation as did Aimé Césaire and Pablo Picasso for Corps perdu in 1950, and Aimé Césaire and Wilfredo Lam for the Spanish version of Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a Return to the Native Land) in 1943 and Annonciation in 1980. One further area of common...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 158–164.
Published: 01 July 2014
... my head, the silhouette of my ex-wife at the darkened bedroom window of her place, looking out. When the sun finally succeeds in angling its lance of light onto the bed, I find a still shaded corner of the small room where there is a desk and my notebooks and a pen, and I begin to put down the...