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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Farah Jasmine Griffin This essay explores the extent to which the concept of “a black radical tradition” illuminates or limits understandings of the art and activism of dancer, choreographer, and activist Pearl Primus. Focusing on Primus's emergence as a public figure and artist during the 1940s...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 171.
Published: 01 March 2003
... comes to Cuba: like emblems of the Spanish past that still haunt me with your tale of lost-and-found. 117070 PEARL AND ME Going to the George Lamming seminar on the “Conquest of the Indies” CCyrilyril...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 164–167.
Published: 01 March 2003
... comes to Cuba: like emblems of the Spanish past that still haunt me with your tale of lost-and-found. 117070 PEARL AND ME Going to the George Lamming seminar on the “Conquest of the Indies” CCyrilyril...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 168–169.
Published: 01 March 2003
... comes to Cuba: like emblems of the Spanish past that still haunt me with your tale of lost-and-found. 117070 PEARL AND ME Going to the George Lamming seminar on the “Conquest of the Indies” CCyrilyril...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... comes to Cuba: like emblems of the Spanish past that still haunt me with your tale of lost-and-found. 117070 PEARL AND ME Going to the George Lamming seminar on the “Conquest of the Indies” CCyrilyril...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
... have more to be concerned about with its 2003 predecessor Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which greatly exceeds its sequel in portraying the Caribbean as Other, through an artful stratagem used in earlier Hollywood action films such asPredator and Marked For Death.2 These...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 153–163.
Published: 01 July 2012
... with such pearls Believe me it is hard to wife a place that refuses your skin refuses to recognize you after you've seen another taken the city for a lover for example and realized its falsities the pearls tarnishing one by one until I had to make a reflection there on my own and it was a...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Bringing people in from the outside is not all about validation. Maryse Condé's seemingly self-interested protagonist in Heremakhonon , dancer and choreographer Pearl Primus, historian and archivist Arturo Schomburg, and Haitian novelist Marie Vieux Chauvet were conjured not simply to define them as...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 123–132.
Published: 01 July 2016
... pearls into the wet womb of the sand. The buzz was going around the village. A turtle had emerged, from the deep blue depths and made its way along the beach, Laboriously making its way through the sand. A crowd had gathered to gaze upon the giant as it approached. The men had come too...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... technology. The colonial gaze has often been fascinated with the image of the nonwhite as mystic, heathen, or obeah/Vodou practitioner. And so the obeahwoman Ubu Pearl is also a part of the narrative created. Indeed, she is used to strengthen the disassociation of Jamaicans from...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 167–181.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., harkening to residents, “Keep Jamaica Clean”; a beige pearl, and below, “Two is better than too many—use Pearl contraceptive”; and in one corner a fluorescent stop sign that glowed in the dark. The dirt floor was lined with cardboard, and in one corner lay a plastic bottle filled with...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the north of the island, at the old airfield at Pearls, which the revolution sought to replace with a new international airport at Point Salines (the airport the United States claimed was being built for military purposes), lie two abandoned planes, one Cubana and one Aeroflot. For twenty-five years...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
...,” Journal of Romance Studies 5, no. 3 (2005): 9–24. SX27 • October 2008 • Charles Forsdick | 7 Philippe Girard: Haiti’s Tumultuous Journey from Pearl of the Caribbean to Third World Hotspot.12 This narrative of colonial prosperity transformed into...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
... I spent there. The two elder residents that I was living with, Mas’ Roy and Miss Pearl, were talking about a man whom they said the mermaids in the community had given the power to heal. They referred to him by name and said he lived during the 1940s and he healed using water. Now, I know that...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., San Juan, and later in New York City. When the family lives in San Juan they reside in “La Perla” (the Pearl), a slum placed just above sea level. Here the eldest daughter, Juanita, is raped by an unknown assailant and almost dies after undergoing an illegal abortion. Marqués's text thus continues the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sibling as though dependent on her in multiple real and symbolic ways. The servant stands apart, silver tray in hand, offering a string of pearls; her skin tone is the same as that of the “dark” sister. In the background, a double-handled calyx-style vessel stands alone atop an ornate pedestal, a...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., nor will nature. Th e latter continues to exist only in the intact world of national mythology, which the “pearl of the Antilles” represented 3. Donald J. Cosentino, “Divine Revolution: Th e Art of Édouard Duval-Carri in Divine Revolution: Th e Art of Édouard Duval...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... other fields by such luminaries as Jerome Bruner in psychology or Richard Rorty in philosophy.” 26 Thus, Geertz is read less for his ethnographic expertise than for his own deep play, his freedom, for the way he, as Herman Melville might say, “dives” for pearls. We do not turn to the authors...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... a different kind of politics of excess. On the day of that attack, the thirty-four-year-old dressed as if anticipating her open casket reveal: she donned bright red lips, manicured eyebrows, coiffed hair worn half down, a chic silk scarf, a double-breasted skirt suit, high heels, and dangling pearl...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2012
... engendered by relations of slavery, and her questioning poses a challenge to neat categorizations of self and other. There are paintings in Stoddart's portfolio that tackle the question of slavery frontally— Black Pearls (1998) and Tools of the Trade (1996), which utilize the symbol of the slave ship...