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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Patricia Saunders Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Defending the Dead, Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders Law and poetry both share an inexorable concern with language—the “right” use of the “right” words, phrases or even marks...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Marta Fernández Campa This interview with acclaimed Trinbagonian Canadian author M. NourbeSe Philip offers an insight into her creative process, particularly in relation to Zong! As Told to the Author by Setaey Adamu Boateng . It delves into the critical querying and ethical concerns guiding...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
...M. NourbeSe Philip Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip Prologue The story of the eighteenth-century slave ship Zong is one that continues to haunt the imaginations of artists and writers. Among those who have engaged with the horrific events...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Warren Harding This essay argues for a comparative approach to studying and reading Black Caribbean women’s poetry. In particular, it focuses on the works of Cuban Soleida Ríos and Tobagonian Canadian M. NourbeSe Philip in their publications at the close of the 1980s. The essay asks, How does...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2022
.../Self , makes mention of the Zea Mexican Diary , and references Rex Nettleford and Philip Sherlock. goodison@umich.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Ted Chamberlin Doris Brathwaite Philip Sherlock Mecca international man of mystery “Not a usual man” is an honorific...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Philip Maysles Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Dubbing The Nation Philip Maysles It often seems to the outsider that there is an organic connection between the kind of beat, the kind of movement which is made to it, and the silent inner rebellion and frenzy which possess anyone...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Philip Nanton Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Shake Keane’s “Nonsense”: An Alternative Approach to Caribbean Folk Culture Philip Nanton WEEK FOUR Kaiso Calypso Mauby Maw-beer...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... , as a verbal and visual signifier for a black girl not-yet-adolescent is an analysis that Sharpe develops in “The Ship,” chapter 2 of In the Wake . She is extending a moment of insight by M. NourbeSe Philip, shared in Small Axe in 2008, when during one of the many heartbeats spent reading the names...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Both the dominant language and Creoles are creative sources of “anguish” under such conditions, as Glissant argues, and as NourbeSe Philip confirms in her poem “Discourse on the Logic of Language.” 15 The ironic invocation of “logic” resonates with Mikhail Bakhtin’s analysis of authoritative...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to exalt West Indian literature as a beacon of federation may have brought into imagination the “flaming directions” of cultural sovereignty that Philip M. Sherlock described and have given value to the federation idea(l) of “dwelling together in unity.” 24 However, the male migrant writers associated...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Culture (New York: Routledge, 2005). 3. See M. NourbeSe Philip, She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (London: The Women’s Press, 1993). 4. Michel Foucault, “Lives of Infamous Men,” in The Essential Foucault, ed. Paul Rabinow and Nikolas Rose (New York: New Press, 2003...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., Confronting the Archive: A Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip Patricia Saunders 63 Zong! Poems M. NourbeSe Philip 80 Subverting Colonial Portraiture...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Arts of the Francophone Caribbean 1. Ernest Breleur (Martinique), Reconstitution of Portraits, 2005. X-ray images, photographs, and staples. Photograph by Jean-Philipe Breleur. 30 • November 2009 • Dominique Brebion...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to mark the bicentennial of the passing of the British Slave Trade Abolition Act, and death and murder by colonialism were on everyone’s mind. We were recalling the evidence that quantita- tive historians—from Philip Curtin through Michael Craton, Richard Dunn, Stanley Engerman, B. W. Higman...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
... University, 2015), 149; M. NourbeSe Philip (and Setaey Adamu Boateng), Zong! (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011), 201–2; Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016), 7. Copyright © 2019 by Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Jamaica Kincaid...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 179–180.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Nation: Class, Race, Gender, and the British Reform Act of 1867 (2000). madhavi kale is associate professor and chair in the Department of History at Bryn Mawr. She is the author of Fragments of Empire: Capital, Anti-Slavery, and Indian Inden- tured Labor to the British Caribbean (1999). philip...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... “Yard Boys Aren’t Decent” by W. G. Ogilvie (story), 11 May 7 (2.12) No short stories, poems, or plays May 14 (2.13) “Ticky-Picky Boom-Boom” retold by Philip Sherlock (story), 6 May 21, 28 (2.14, 2.15) No short...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 16–35.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to that imposition of non/being” suggests to her these same Caribbean poets—M. NourbeSe Philip, Dionne Brand, Brathwaite, Glissant—who are decolonizing the language by furthering this process of decontamination and reinvention that incorporates an African past. 56 Caribbean singers and writers of African...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2003
...: The Measure of Historical Time Bill Schwarz 39 Shake Keane’s “Nonsense”: An Alternative Approach to Caribbean Folk Culture Philip Nanton 71 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised...