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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... programmatic nature of the tenets of créolité —highlighting specificities of periodization and linguistic and cultural practice—appeared to mark the opposite of an open approach to ethnocultural representation. But perhaps créolité 's ultimate value lay in its instantiation of an enunciative framework for...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Maeve McCusker Békés (white Creoles) are the descendants of the original plantation owners in the Antilles. They remain economically dominant in the islands, forming a privileged and self-segregating minority. They are, perhaps surprisingly, invoked by Raphaël Confiant as fundamental to both Éloge...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... locates its richest hope and promise, its utopian turn, offering a paradoxical (or, perhaps, dialectical) redefinition of the terms of both literary endeavor and political practice. © Small Axe, Inc. 2011 Conquering City: The Poetics of Possibility in Texaco Sarah L. Lincoln I, too, have...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... elaborate her response as a kind of homage to these readers. In thinking of each section of her response essay as part of a triptych (or trinity, perhaps), mutually overlapping and entangled, Dayan takes the questions and prompts of her interlocutors as a challenge, a call to a practice of spiritual...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Donette Francis This essay argues that the Jamaican 1970s is perhaps the most contested decade in Jamaican historiography. While there remains a contest over the positions and the stakes of narrating this period, there is consensus of the traumatic hold of the Jamaican 1970s that was at once...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
... strategies to claim political belonging. Focusing on one case in particular, they suggest that police and soldiers, acting in part out of fear, performed a version of violent, arbitrary authority that perhaps sought to mirror and replace that of dons. Meanwhile, Tivoli Gardens residents sought to protect...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is contingent on specific individual and collective action, suggesting that the future could still perhaps be otherwise. 27 “El efecto era trágico, inspirador y contradictorio, las predicciones del explorador francés sobre el futuro submarino de la isla colgarían del silencio por unos segundos...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2020
... blindspots in his Trilogie tropicale . These exuberant works, which think through the effects of modernity, globalization, and cultural domination on contemporary Martinique, have been largely ignored, perhaps because they do not follow the poetic principles outlined in the Éloge . Rather than treating them...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 243–254.
Published: 01 July 2013
... straight answer. A few said they didn't really know, it was just for style, while others said, simply, that it increased their confidence—they felt that they looked better with lighter skin. The inclination here is to read deeper, to suggest that these sentiments are perhaps born out of a flawed concept of...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Caribbean region itself among state officials, civil society groupings, and scholars. 4 To my mind Britain's Black Debt is an important intervention and one that it will be necessary to critically engage. What Beckles does not talk about in his book, however, perhaps in view of its particular...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 July 2010
... time. Perhaps nigger take things as they be for what used to be will always be what is. Maybe it better for backra and nigger that things go back to what people think is the best way until the fire next time. White man sleep with one eye open, but black man can never sleep.1 What is...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 123–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Landvreugd chose to work with the Dutch Surinamese author and essayist Edgar Cairo. Wayne Modest : Charl, perhaps you will allow me to start with a question that in today's political climate in the Netherlands may seem quite impolite but is, however, a question that is necessary to set the ground for...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
...David Scott © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 Together with a friend, my mother's father left Sri Lanka (then, British Ceylon) in the second decade of the twentieth century and, having stopped off, so it is said in the Canary Islands and perhaps elsewhere as well, eventually found himself in Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 186–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... clearly emerge as the most evident and consistent themes in this perspective. Vernacular Caribbean architecture, perhaps most colorfully presented in Caribbean Style by Jack Berthelot, is an architecture that evolved from the conditions engendered by colonization and Island house, Monos...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Jamaican theater and perhaps even as redemption from its current reality. If the disrepair of the Ward signifies faltering official and unofficial support of local creative enterprise, then the NoMaddz's call for Jamaica and Jamaicans to “sort out” their lives is a call for renewed support of artistic and...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., can no longer be taken for granted. This is perhaps a moment of inter- generational displacement, and therefore reorientation, when different historical events and experiences and therefore new hopes and expectations are beginning to reset the agenda for the practice of criticism...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
... record, excavating “silenced” gene- alogies, and undertaking an analysis, in his own words, “where there has never been a thorough attempt to take into account” (p. 121) the body of ideas of the soeurs Nardal, a “tsk, tsk, mais non, mais non,” escapes perhaps from more than a few lips...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 154–166.
Published: 01 October 2007
... individual implicates the body as epistemological text, one cannot “pretend” (following bell hooks) “that professors do not have the power to change the direction of our student’s lives.” The other relates to the particularity or perhaps more accurately the translat­ ability of cosmological...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 93–99.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., detailed vision of painting is perhaps not necessary. Here prevails the idea of an ecology that is closely preoccupied with the networks of relation in pictorial matter. This stands in place of a distanced vision of painting and is a kind of “pictorial organic” that would succeed in bringing back, in...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 76–82.
Published: 01 February 2007
... the visual images. The Civil War in Sudan with its injustices after twenty years has now gotten some attention. But what of those who sit imprisoned without a sensational, headline grabbing picture to capture a moment of our saturated attention span? Perhaps the most controversial topic that is...