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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... been some patches of sunlight that allow us to create a usable Jamaican past in which even planters might have some place. Jamaica as America, America as Jamaica: Hauntings from the Past in Vincent Brown’s The Reaper’s Garden Trevor Burnard Edward Long’s brilliant history of Jamaica is...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., who “belongs” to the cultural collective and who does not. Universal history opposes efforts at historical enclosure made by any particular nation, culture, or civilization, and calls instead for a communist mode of inheriting the past. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 The Gift of the Past Susan Buck...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Polyné and Michael Deibert, and addresses some of the comments made by others about the book. The importance to Haitian history of the years following the end of the US occupation is emphasized, as are the lessons of this much overlooked past. These lessons, Smith argues, provide a useful framework for...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... suggest that his youthful vision was expressed with impatience? Or did the unfolding of unforeseen events change his perspective, and in this second essay he wanted to revisit and correct the past? Fernández Retamar goes further and also recants his assessment of Carlos Fuentes, whom he had criticized...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kelly Baker Josephs “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007). In the novel, Brodber creatively imagines a past for the New World present, taking advantage of the space literary speculation and science fiction offer to...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... siblings and me a window onto her past. And when she did speak of the past, it was invariably with a great deal of anger and bitterness. There was too much unpleasantness. This contrasted sharply with my father, John, who spoke a lot about his childhood, all the towns he'd lived in, and whose mother...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... for amplifying the study of imperial and nationalist forms of misrecognition, which Ramírez calls “ghosting.” It also argues that a focus on past and present exercises of power as ghosting may permit a greater understanding of stealthy—if often ambivalent—forms of resistance to empire and nationalism...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
...,” PMLA 129, no. 4 (2014): 827. 5 Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), 27. 4 The works of a new generation of scholars in the United States have propelled new dialogues on Dominican blackness that center the experiences of...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Scott Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Preface: Imprisoned Pasts? David Scott On Friday, 4 September 2009, the minister of government responsible for the Advisory Com‑ mittee on the Prerogative of Mercy under the Constitution of Grenada advised the governor general to effect the release...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mimi Sheller Poised between violent repetitions of state power and hopes for poststate alternative futures, in our dual role as historical actors and historical narrators, what do we do with the past today, with which past(s) and for whom? This essay asks about the ethical/political stakes in...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... authority of the slave past in contemporary black life—and the first to explore that subject in the field of contemporary art. Best notes that when we reverse the thesis of slavery's afterlife and reconceptualize it as the basis for a historiography of slavery, we can tend also to hypostatize aspects of the...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
... silences that work against reconciling with this difficult period in the Dominican past. This essay deconstructs the mythification of female actors in the historiography and argues that the dominant narratives of “evil” and “saintly” women stilt understandings of the past, perpetuate a paternalist model of...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Brenda Gayle Plummer This discussion of Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean focuses on the way transnational banks are revealed to be players of multiple roles in the development of past and present Caribbean economies. The banks were hardly mere...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... considering postcolonial issues. A number of key commemorative dates over the past two decades have set the scene for a re-visioning of French and francophone history - 1992 was the 500 th anniversary of the new world's “discovery” by Christopher Columbus, 1998 was the 150 th anniversary of the abolition of...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the past role of whites in a slave society, the dilemma of white Jamaicans is undeniable. Also undeniable, however, is the fact that the costs of being white are outweighed by the benefits, as the white Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler acknowledges in two autobiographical works. Winkler experiences...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... resistance to amnesia and the willful reconstitution of an occulted past. Their works, like those of other, non-Francophone artists from the Caribbean or from the diaspora place “identity in the interstices,” stigmatize the caricatured representation of blacks, are frequently founded on historical documents...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
... “camps.” This essay agrees with Price's argument against the starkly opposed positions of the past, but proposes that it may be too early to lay this continuing debate entirely to rest. Using music as a point of departure, it argues that experiential understandings that privilege cultural continuity, if...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... relationships between self and other and between past and present. It also examines the implications of McGilchrist's dialogic configuration of her still and moving images. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Caribbean identity white identity contemporary art otherness Far from only coming from the still...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the blue savannas of memory or imagination.” It seems that it is in these blue savannahs, in this synesthetic space, that the past comes to life. A closer look at André and Simone Schwarz-Bart's Un Plat de porc aux bananes vertes, a novel that itself has been largely side-stepped by traditional...