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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Patricia Saunders Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Defending the Dead, Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders Law and poetry both share an inexorable concern with language—the “right” use of the “right” words, phrases or even marks...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
...M. NourbeSe Philip Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip Prologue The story of the eighteenth-century slave ship Zong is one that continues to haunt the imaginations of artists and writers. Among those who have engaged with the horrific events...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 40–41.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Kamau Brathwaite © Kamau Brathwaite 2017 the landscape has no life no habitation no memory until there is a grave/crib under it – Márquez/Solitude See also NourbeSe ‘Meditations on CowPasture’ The morning that i stir within the narrow compost of my grave miraculously ash space...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... In October 1992 he was awarded the Gold Musgrave Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for Distinguished Contribution to history. SX26 • June 2008 • Contributors | 193 M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture (New York: Routledge, 2005). 3. See M. NourbeSe Philip, She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (London: The Women’s Press, 1993). 4. Michel Foucault, “Lives of Infamous Men,” in The Essential Foucault, ed. Paul Rabinow and Nikolas Rose...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the joke is that her body is still meager and will remain object. Meager, not child , as a verbal and visual signifier for a black girl not-yet-adolescent is an analysis that Sharpe develops in “The Ship,” chapter 2 of In the Wake . She is extending a moment of insight by M. NourbeSe Philip...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Kathleen DeGuzman, reading Kincaid within the tradition of “prophetic discourse,” argue that A Small Place “becomes more about acknowledging the trauma of lived time rather than measuring society’s departure from order.” Tobagan Canadian poet M. NourbeSe Philip turns our attention to the optic of the...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders 63 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip 80 Subverting Colonial Portraiture: A...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... workshop that gestures toward an unknown horizon or some destination on the other side; and although the prospects of arrival are slim, the reach provides a kind of refuge and a place to momentarily escape. Hazel Carby addressed this issue of recognition when she quoted M. Nourbese Philip in order to...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... uncertain terms that, though they saw their plight as intimately tied to those of black Americans, they were not American. The idea of “belonging,” particularly in the context of citizenship, is worthy of further reflection here. I am deploying this term in the sense evoked by M. NourbeSe Philip in...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... trauma, alienation, and disempowerment, and the anguish it produces, that forces black women, according to Marlene Nourbese Philip, to “manage the unmanageable” and confronts black subjects of the West, as James Baldwin put it, to be “always in the position of having to decide between amputation and...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... violence, but it was also prescient. Her abandonment resulted from what the poet M. NourbeSe Philip names as the “space between the legs”—the productive site of racialized meaning wherein enslaved women’s reproductive capacities are rendered as violent conduits of human commodification. 28 Maria’s...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... biopolitical capacities, or the mining of the black female body for sexual and reproductive exploitation—what poet and theorist M. NourbeSe Philip calls “the space between the legs”—that informs geographic terrains of domination. 46 As an enslaved body, whose flesh reproduces the condition of slavery in her...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., Marguerite Fernandez-Olmos, Cristina Garcia, Kamala Kempadoo, Shani Mootoo, Marie José N’Zengou Tayo, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, Achy Obejas, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Lakshmi Persaud, Gisele Pineau, Velma Pollard, Makeda Silvera, and so many, many others.2...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Kincaid to deny even knowing that Caribbean writers existed and Marlene Nourbese Philip to see only two cultural communities in her past—an English male literary tradition and a “female, African-derived oral tradition.”1 Creole Recitations is an early contribution to a shift in paradigm...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the meager girl, recorded yet erased then found by M. NourbeSe Philip or by Christina Sharpe or by ‘some one of us’—and to each other, how do we care for some one of us?” 28 My sincere thanks to David Scott for this invitation. Deep thanks to Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Rinaldo Walcott...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the invocation of a shared figure to name what is at once an archival method and a political attunement: mining. 1 Reading Kathleen DeGuzman, M. NourbeSe Philip, and Christina Sharpe together, Samuel finds in and across their work “a unified call to the field to move beyond seeking repair and...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
... largely self education—excludes one from membership in the peasantry.”18 Faith Smith’s afterword returns to this question from a different angle. She challenges the reader to interpret her account of Thomas’s accomplishment through the poet Marlene Nourbese Phillip’s...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... is honored, awarded, and invited to read and speak all over the world. So why is her fiction not more widely studied? The most common response is, “Because it is too difficult, too inaccessible.” The same can be said of the poetry of Marlene Nourbese Philip, for example, or Dionne Brand’s later...