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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the peasant. This is what Lamming means when he states, “It is the West Indian novel that has restored the West Indian peasant to his true and original status of personality.” 8 The critique of colonialist discourse that necessarily preceded the region’s narration of an imagined postcolonial community...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... rest”: A Postcolonial Archive Movement to create, in Benedict Andersen’s famous words, an “imagined community,” I argue for a historical understanding of the print-mediated community generated by the Gaily News. This history is of relevance to Jamaican and other postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... that Pan-Africanism cannot form a sufficient basis for Negritude without sustained analysis of the cultural and historical evolution of both continental African and diasporic communities. Sainville’s historiographic intervention blurs the distinction between anti- and postcolonial thought, suggesting...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Natasha Lightfoot The crisis unleashed in Barbuda by Hurricane Irma in 2017 followed centuries of neglect by the British colonial state and then by the postcolonial government of its sister island, Antigua. Barbuda developed customary communal-land tenure as a result of its peculiarities in slavery...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Ian Foster This essay considers Maryse Condé's Guadeloupean mystery novel Crossing the Mangrove as emblematic of a “politics of crossing.” The novel's queer critical praxis presents a rigorous challenge to normative (often oppressive) communities embodied by the individual, the family...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and the neoliberalization of the academy; the developments in digital communications; and the global consolidation of Western corporate publishing power in “info-capitalism.” The evolution of darkmatter is poised in terms of negotiating this crisis as opportunity and risk. The digital journal is able to produce a range...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
... a postcolonial West Indian community. It also examines the ways in which the play combines various influences with the representation of dreams and madness to stage visions of Caribbean unity. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Dreams, Delirium, and Decolonization in Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain Kelly...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in Martinique of political integration, the spread of consumerist economics and attendant 16 Hallward, Absolutely Postcolonial, 67, 69, 68. 17 Ibid., xix. 18 “The community and the collective are the unnameables of political truth: every attempt ‘politically’ to name a community induces...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 85–97.
Published: 01 November 2017
... accounted for in our understandings of the possibilities of postcolonial sovereignty through cultural nationalism. Whether it functions as the literal and figurative terminus for the city's refuse or its model for community, West Kingston—Tivoli Gardens in particular—has served and will continue...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Monique A. Bedasse; Aaron Kamugisha This essay argues for an approach to postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history that moves beyond the national archive to rely on a globally dispersed archive. It uses Rastafari repatriation to Tanzania to highlight the intellectual history of the movement...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 111–120.
Published: 01 November 2010
... community of letters of the kind implied by the English term world literature (itself a successor to the more Eurocentric notion of Commonwealth literature). This project is undeniably progressive in intent, but we should pause to notice that the decentering effect created by the manifesto’s critique...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... established in some of the most inhospitable and inaccessible places, including swamps and rugged terrains. Wherever the geography permitted, Maroon villages sprang up. And while most of these communities were eventually destroyed, their prevalence throughout plantation societies signaled an outright...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 189–197.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Timothy Chin Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: The Caribbean Postcolonial The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post-Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity, Shalini Puri. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004. ISBN: 1-4039-6181-6 (cloth) Transnationalism, Diaspora...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 198–205.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Eleni Coundouriotis Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: The Caribbean Postcolonial The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post-Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity, Shalini Puri. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004. ISBN: 1-4039-6181-6 (cloth) Transnationalism, Diaspora...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 218–229.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Shalini Puri Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: The Caribbean Postcolonial The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post-Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity, Shalini Puri. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004. ISBN: 1-4039-6181-6 (cloth) Transnationalism, Diaspora...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 230–232.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: The Caribbean Postcolonial The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post-Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity, Shalini Puri. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004. ISBN: 1-4039-6181-6 (cloth) Transnationalism, Diaspora, Politics...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... literature, postcolonial literature, and Caribbean studies, situating these shifts and movements within and against the backdrop of histories of decolonization. Birbalsingh’s early years in a plantation colony become prologue to his experience of education as a pathway to migration (a brain drain that still...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
... are seeking to reimagine what politics might look like outside the modernist telos of nationalist progress and postcolonial sovereignty. I am particularly concerned with the political forms and communities that have emerged in the wake of the debt crisis and the protests that led to the governor’s resignation...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Simona Bertacco This essay weaves together translation and postcolonial literary studies to propose a translational model of reading for Caribbean literature. Translation and creolization provide the conceptual and aesthetic lens for reading Caribbean literary texts: If translation is an apt model...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of postcolonial sovereignty, this essay considers how climate crisis demands a refusal of the state form as the limit to a regional political horizon and a rejection of nationalist historiography as a basis for the project of Caribbean criticism. On 24 August 2019 a tropical depression formed...