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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... conscious of how the present influences the past, because the past can only exist as a manifestation of the present. However, I am also aware that a certain political, ideological, religious, or ethical conviction determines how we imagine our relation to the past and the present. This position, regardless...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Jamaica as America, America as Jamaica: Hauntings from the Past in Vincent Brown’s The Reaper’s Garden Trevor Burnard Edward Long’s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... understudied cases of Dominican literature, performance, visual arts, and film by and about Afro-Dominican subjects in the United States and Spain. Colonial Phantoms exposes the inequalities of power in knowledge of the Dominican past and their implications for the historical silencing, erasure, or, in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Katherine McKittrick This essay explores plantation geographies. In drawing specific attention to the ways past configurations of the plantation are recast in post-slave urban contexts, the discussion signals the links between black dispossession and geography, while also considering how assertions...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
... standards of presumably universal human relevance. Trouillot's important intervention in Western conceptions of history and historiography in Silencing the Past notwithstanding, the essay argues that the distinction he draws between “historicity 1” and “historicity 2” betrays his struggle with the continued...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Nalini Mohabir A newly installed plaque at the port of Kolkata stands as a memorial to the indentured Indian diaspora. It conveys a collective story relevant to present desires, not past hauntings. Yet it is the tension of absences and silences that makes the port city an interesting site of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Caribbean's past, present, and future. From the vantage point of Haiti, the 2004 coup, the 2010 earthquake, and the exploitation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic demonstrate the important—yet politically, ethically, and legally fraught—role of Caribbean historians and the histories they produce in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 55–71.
Published: 01 March 2014
... others about the book. Emphasizing the importance to Haitian history of the years following the end of the US occupation,, this essay argues that the lessons of this much overlooked past provide a useful framework for contemplating developments in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. © Small Axe, Inc...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and Césaire's works in particular, as a movement and not an essence. It is a reflection on Césaire's latest work, Nègre je suis, nègre je resterai ( Negro I Am, Negro I Shall Remain ), which is a response to those who considered Negritude something of the past to be superseded by the movement of...