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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 68–80.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and iconography that has evolved in this society beyond its original moment of entry to a point of no return to an imagined purity. The Bookman from Trinidad carnival is patterned after the character of Beelzebub—the Prince of Darkness, another name for the devil in Christianity. He wears a gown or long robe...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., the historical context she holds so dear. But what if we read Arendt from a Caribbean point of view? To do so would be to acknowledge that ancient Greece was a slave society and that for most people freedom was known largely through its negation. This view is at the heart of Orlando Patterson's critical...
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Published: 01 November 2013
Figure 1. Detail of “altar” in artist's studio, Villa Point, St. Vincent, 2008. Figure 1. Detail of “altar” in artist's studio, Villa Point, St. Vincent, 2008. Photograph by Jane Bryce More
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... His starting point was himself, his own experience, his sense of self as shaped by his immigration to England from the West Indies, as he would go on to describe in this piece. This mode of theoretical engagement, in which one has the faith, as a decolonial subject, to theorize from the ground...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 168–169.
Published: 01 March 2003
...— in the fi re of erupting ends of days in the turquoise depth of earth’s mornes in the blue-dyed surfi ng of air. 116767 Cyril Dabydeen POINTE DES...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 126–136.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Fred Réno Négritude et créolité ont une dimension politique indéniable. D’abord parce que surgissant à des moments historiques singuliers du développement politique des territoires français de la Caraïbe, elles contestent d’un point de vue culturel, le pouvoir métropolitain. Ensuite parce que ceux...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Rosanne Adderley This essay uses Ada Ferrer’s book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution as a starting point for revisiting the intellectual project of comparative slavery within the Caribbean. Freedom’s Mirror focuses on neighboring territories—Cuba and Hispaniola—during...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... A Brief History of Seven Killings points readers to a jaded, subaltern temporality encoded in a dancehall music that rejects the revolutionary utopianism woven into postindependence Jamaican music. The novel stages this temporal conflict at the center of Jamaican popular music through the status...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Amerindian and Afro-and Indo-creole women, it argues that these imbricated violences may better be understood through a feminist analytic and praxis of relational difference . A departure point that brings the scaffold histories and legacies of colonialism, dispossession, slavery, and indentureship...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of racial equality. The guest editors provide a historical trajectory of both confederation projects in order to identify points of convergence and divergence between these two collective political projects to guide future comparative studies. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Confederación...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., since it captures languages in transit toward other languages and other contexts, creolization embodies the points of contact among what Naoki Sakai calls the “uncountable languages within the literary texts,” unlocking novel ideas of language and literature. The essay offers “translational reading...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Ronald Cummings; Deborah A. Thomas This essay utilizes an alternative politics of directionality as a way of reentering the mid-twentieth-century Caribbean literary archive. Rather than focusing on Windrush as the main orienting point, this discussion examines and regrounds what events...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
... surrounding these works has conspicuously ignored any erotic potential inherent in them. Using the contemporaneous, mostly private homoerotic photographic archive of Archie Lindo as a point of entry, this essay questions and complicates the narrative surrounding nationalist-era art in Jamaica, particularly...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Tao Leigh Goffe This essay focuses on artwork that centers family photographs and home movies as a point of departure to trouble the conventional family album in order to narrate a story about Caribbean Chinese kinship. In the art examined, personal visual archives are used to respond to the lacuna...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It argues that Sharpe’s claim that the Haitian girl in the photo taken in the aftermath...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Paul Emiljanowicz This essay examines interpretations of the fragmentation of the Island of Hispaniola into the Dominican Republic and Haiti as a point of departure into the process by which national difference is constructed and reproduced as both a site of difference/alterity and as a co...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and epistemic rifts that constitute Lacanian psychoanalysis as an extension of French colonial politics. Recognizing how Jacques Lacan “prepares his own snout” and makes himself a “tar-baby,” Griffin offers the grave citation as a ruse for escape. He examines a point of separation in the Lacanian/Fanonian union...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Nalini Mohabir This essay engages with visual cues that point to an afterlife of indentureship across a culture, history, and economics of labor, evident as a felt presence or absence in photographic representations of Caribbean persons. The author re-views photographs (both archival and artistic...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in an attempt to argue for its belonging within the modern world. At the same time, his writings point out the tensions of a universalism that both claimed for Haitians the status of a universal class and legitimated the founding of authoritarian rule within Haiti. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Empire...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Claire Tancons This article takes the 1928 Atlantic hurricane, remembered in Guadeloupe as le grand cyclone 28 , as the starting point for a selective genealogy of Guadeloupean women in times of catastrophe, following Melissa Harris-Perry's study of women and citizenship during Hurricane Katrina...