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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... orisha rituals to patakíes (Afro-Cuban oral tradition), over a reappropriated plantational space in which black sensuality contests negative biopolitical forms. Rolando not only draws from transnational critical race theory to address the myth of Latin American exceptionalism, she also challenges Michel...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 69–84.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Leanna Thomas This essay explores how Daniel Maximin constructs an imagined past in his novel Lone Sun by wrenching archival sources out of their domain and context and selectively situating them in a narrative replete with cultural and oral traditions. It examines how Maximin remembers those who...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... characters. Multiple versions of new songs can emerge simultaneously, and older songs can be reworked and applied to new realities. 51 Elizabeth McAlister has noted the importance of these processes of musical reconfigurations in creating an oral tradition of Vodou music in Haiti. Instrumental in creating...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 2022
...” character from oral culture within the crossfire of heated yet formal public letters regarding the inquiry. The ballad supplies the means for McTurk to “Black up” the planter voice. In the process, he unwittingly inaugurated a regional tradition of public Creole verse authorship, one whose later exponents...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., by leaning toward musicality, like Ina Césaire, Glissant suggests that for Caribbean oral traditions to live on they need more than just to be remembered; they also need to be transposed, or translated into new forms if they are to revitalize a community's expression and let it progress toward the future...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and distinctive is the way it demonstrates the nature of folk culture’s oppositional and regenerative role, not just for certain elements of the society but for the whole of a society in the Caribbean. As more and more of the elements of that rural life and the oral tradition that it celebrates disappear...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 215–225.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., the author sees hopeful signs that the Jamaican language is gradually gaining national prominence. Jamaican language politics neocolonialism bilingualism gender politics oral tradition Despite their fashionably postmodernist appearance, the parentheses in the title of this essay do not signify...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2022
... tradition in which [a] group’s history [is] handed down” has not developed. 5 This, though, is exactly what needs to be stimulated. Brodber concludes by urging that “the oral sources can satisfy the needs filled by fiction without doing violence to the norms for historical writing.” 6 The full...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), 52. 9 For examples, see Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology , trans. H. M. Wright (London: Transaction, 1965); Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition as History (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 134–146.
Published: 01 November 2021
... on through rituals, practices, symbols, and other unwritten aspects of Garifuna culture and oral traditions. As LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant suggests regarding ancestral memory among Gullah/Geechee communities, “[Memory] encompasses the features of the past that are very much a part of the present...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 86–97.
Published: 01 July 2023
... were intimately familiar with the Nairobi initiative. Reforms to the English curriculum at Mona proceeded more cautiously than those in Nairobi. Nevertheless, by making Anglo-Saxon poetry’s relationship to oral traditions in Africa and the Caribbean explicit, Maureen’s teaching drew on these cutting...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... a successful national consciousness in dynamic rather than ossified oral traditions: On another level, the oral tradition—stories, epics, and songs of the people—which formerly were filed away as set pieces are now beginning to change. The storytellers who used to relate...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., 2005). 33 Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition as History (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985). 32 Rigoberta Menchú, with Elizabeth Burgos-Debray, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala , trans. Ann Wright, (London: Verso, 1984); Arturo Arias, ed., The Rigoberta Menchú...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 186–189.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is the author of Théâtres des Antilles: Traditions et scènes contemporaines (2009), and has published articles on the history of Caribbean theater, on the use of Creole and French, on oral tradition, on drum music and dance (gwoka), on the integration of rituals (carnival, Vodou) in Caribbean theater...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... interdependence across multiple borders (temporal, national, “performance/poetry/politrix/roots/reggae,” 22 of textuality and orality, of African and Western cultural traditions), dub stresses its geohistorical matrix, explaining why debates about origins are frustrated if some single originary homeland...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., and music. G ordon R ohlehr is emeritus professor of West Indian literature at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, where he worked from 1968 to 2007. His main areas of research and publication include West Indian literature (poetry, the novel), oral tradition, the calypso, popular...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... traditions orales et ignorant presque entièrement le document écrit, s’est imposée, avec la conquête de la quasi-totalité de l’Afrique, une histoire coloniale qui, sous son visage scolaire ou populaire, n’était que la chronique d’une longue geste européenne où sont exaltés les hauts faits d’une épopée qui...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 84–92.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Currently, I am presenting at the Havana Biennale an installation titled The Library, in dialogue with the following text: “Our knowledge of America’s history is incomplete, because an important part of this history was an oral tradition.” I replaced books with dolls. Each doll...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
... things that we had to read about.” This consensual dismissal of redundant colonial models underlies the intention in that book to secure acknowledgment for a West Indian “nation language” formed from centuries of linguistic hybridization and oral traditions. Such is the achievement by enslaved people...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 237–245.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the Caribbean writer nourished by an English literary tradition that had been mixed with a Caribbean oral, “tragicomic” tradition that by its very nature had escaped the purview of the White Creole and visiting British scribblers in the West Indies: “The victims of slavery never stopped dancing and singing...