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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 (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Marta Fernández Campa This interview with acclaimed Trinbagonian Canadian author M. NourbeSe Philip offers an insight into her creative process, particularly in relation to Zong! As Told to the Author by Setaey Adamu Boateng . It delves into the critical querying and ethical concerns guiding...
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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 (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Warren Harding This essay argues for a comparative approach to studying and reading Black Caribbean women’s poetry. In particular, it focuses on the works of Cuban Soleida Ríos and Tobagonian Canadian M. NourbeSe Philip in their publications at the close of the 1980s. The essay asks, How does...
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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 (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... , 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, shared in Small Axe in 2008, when during one of the many heartbeats spent reading the names...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 (New York: New Press, 2003...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 40–41.
Published: 01 November 2017
... eye the eyelids sticking down some time until they opening 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’ © Kamau Brathwaite 2017 ...
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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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... University, 2015), 149; M. NourbeSe Philip (and Setaey Adamu Boateng), Zong! (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011), 201–2; Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016), 7. Copyright © 2019 by Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Jamaica Kincaid...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to that imposition of non/being” suggests to her these same Caribbean poets—M. NourbeSe Philip, Dionne Brand, Brathwaite, Glissant—who are decolonizing the language by furthering this process of decontamination and reinvention that incorporates an African past. 56 Caribbean singers and writers of African...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 living in Toronto. She...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Both the dominant language and Creoles are creative sources of “anguish” under such conditions, as Glissant argues, and as NourbeSe Philip confirms in her poem “Discourse on the Logic of Language.” 15 The ironic invocation of “logic” resonates with Mikhail Bakhtin’s analysis of authoritative...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to a question about the price of recognition. Put simply, what does it mean to be recognized as part of the black radical tradition? Hazel Carby addressed this issue of recognition when she quoted M. Nourbese Philip in order to speak to the challenges of telling “the story that cannot be told.” 5...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 her discussion of African dispora subjects in newly emergent nation-states such as Canada.5 The term...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... The immensely productive term nation language was to be the next theme, in which a selection from Brathwaite’s History of the Voice would be paired with an exceptional dialogue between Kamau and Édouard Glissant, along with M. NourbeSe Philip and Velma Pollard. 8 The journey was meant to continue...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Importantly, it is the 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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the catalyst for a collective abandonment. Drake’s pretense that Maria would “populate the place” was stark in its unadulterated 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...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
... be—said about the theft of black people's lives in the New World? It is this legacy of 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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with 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 instead to mine...