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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reprises her discussion of an ordinary note of care and her readings of some of the images of black girls and women that appeared in In the Wake . Sharpe then expands her attention to questions of care as theory and practice both in In the Wake and in her current book project, Black. Still. Life . 28...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2022
... vendor’s testimony that Estrea was “walking in the ordinary manner” before the crash and her own announcement that she was nursing a toothache with tafia (a local alcohol) were not addressed in the court of inquiry proceedings or final opinion. 5 Taking Lt. Tebbs’s reasonable driving speed...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 210–219.
Published: 01 November 2021
... return to the question of the book’s title and to its opening and closing frames. As Clitandre notes, the cover of the book features a careful design choice meant to offer a counterpoint to the title itself. Seen in a certain light, the blue text of “No More” can fade into the blue sky that makes up most...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
... unremarked upon, unrecorded by the international press, ignored by the international community, and silenced by the Haitian state. Their ordinariness makes them a part of everyday life, of course, but in a telling turn of phrase, Trouillot also notes how their ordinariness lies in the fact that they could...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
... hated rural life. I have learned too that the “Don’t-Care girl” (267) can be found in many small villages throughout the world. From Harvey River was driven firstly by a need to tell the story of my own family in all its complicated ordinariness; and if it reads...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Kingston after migrating from the Western countryside, it nonetheless offers a deeply idyllic representation of an ordinary Jamaican family life. Indeed, set against the backdrop of the seemingly more politicized memoirs of family dysfunctions and state failures, this memoir...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... he does to manage its unpredictability, and what he does to remain, at least theoretically, in control of it. Normally, at the end of each transcription session, I dash off a couple of quick notes, capturing the key thematic elements emerging out of each exchange. But on that day in July...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of non-independent states (and careful readers might note the ways I distinguish throughout my writings between non-independent and non-sovereign societies), there is also a specificity to the New World experience that denotes the difference between how someone from Guadeloupe and, say, someone from...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 63–88.
Published: 01 November 2021
... (New York: Henry Holt, 1996). Discussing the ethical dilemmas raised during the Holocaust, Todorov makes relevant distinctions between vital and moral values; heroic virtues and ordinary virtues; autonomy and integration; care and dignity. These concepts animate my discussion. 29 Olwitchneider...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 168–178.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and She sat in judgment over all our disputes as she sewed.4 However, in From Harvey River, Goodison recalibrates her mother as the seamstress who finds her vocation when she finds herself in the double bind of poverty and being forced to stay at home to care for a sick child...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... salience of West Indian critiques of neglect well into independence, long after the “horizon of the nation-state” takes precedence in the political imaginary (237). What does it mean to continue to claim neglect after the promise of care has been withdrawn? A Small Place turns its attention to the ways...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... only in terms set by violence. Finally, while Bahadur engages infrastructures of colonial violence that positioned the “coolie” as not a slave, this essay offers a cautionary note about reproducing archival investments in irreconcilable difference. It extends Bahadur’s own approach to revisit some...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... activism in Guadeloupe, in what she calls “the wake of disenchantment.” 1 Disenchantment here names the sense of an ending that has arisen in recent decades, as the horizon of expectation tied to political independence and national self-determination has receded. As David Scott has noted...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to disentangle and others besides. Diaspora , Thomas notes, is “worldwide African community” and diaspora is, too, and differently, those members of a national community gathered “abroad.” In both cases the hand is implied: the wound on the extremity gestures at the trace of slavery always evoked...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
...” and “Development by Contradiction”) offers important instruction on how to read the book’s argument in this way. Rodney notes that “the pattern of arrest of African political development (the development of underdevelopment) can only be appreciated after careful scrutiny and the taking away of the blinkers which...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
... anything with a semblance of disagreement, you had to be careful what you said.”55 Another woman noted that she did not get involved in the revolution because “it was a coup and it was not as popular as they tried to make it.”56 Another claimed that “a Russian” viewed the St. George’s harbour from...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
... not only considers his muse Caribbean but also situates his primary audience in the region. In a 1994 collection of written comments in the Caribbean Writer, Walcott states, “I don’t care if people don’t understand what I write in England or in Paris as long as West Indians appreciate...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... enunciated the miraculous event, “Pioneering Israel Back Home to Africa.” None of the documents implicated the ordinary members of the African Reform Church, suggesting a careful set of discussions about the relationship of the full church members and the planned revolt. I have spent...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Kanor’s Humus Dominique Aurélia Opening with a note succinctly written by a slave-ship captain from Nantes in 1774, Fabienne Kanor’s Humus retranscribes the multiple and fragmented story of fourteen captives who chose obliteration in the waters of the Middle Passage.1 Written in 2006...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the transcript of interviews with her infor- mant, a cover letter by the sender presumed to be her husband, and a note from the editor of an independent black press as recipient of the manuscript. Despite its careful attention to dates within the diary and at the moment of its discovery, time...