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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 169–170.
Published: 01 July 2021
... tradition, saving us from our own alienation, colonization, and ambivalence. This essay takes inspiration from Beyond Coloniality to respond to the climate-political-social-cultural crisis in the Caribbean and to think through the possibilities for futurity in relation to reparative justice and ecological...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Kevon Rhiney This essay draws on Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020), a rich ethnographic study of lottery scammers in Jamaica and the ethical logic they use to justify scamming as a form of reparations, to think about the limits of Black reparative...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., decolonize the terms of literary value. The author illuminates the centrality of literary infrastructure to Caribbean literary history through a reparative critique of Pascale Casanova’s theory of the world literary marketplace in dialogue with reflections by a contemporaneous set of highly influential...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
...L. Camille van der Marel This essay examines the relationship between debt and memory that is emerging in contemporary calls for reparation and Caribbean Canadian literature. CARICOM's and Ta-Nehisi Coates's discussions of reparatory justice, as well as David Chariandy's Soucouyant and Ramabai...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 27–42.
Published: 01 July 2013
... reparations as a framework for thinking can move us in that direction. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 One of the agendas of Caribbean studies has been to create archives—or, more accurately, counterarchives—in order to make claims about the modern world and the significance of the region to the global...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of an irreducible temporal relation to the colonial, something more complex and reparative than the after-killing or “postcolonial.” © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 The colonized man will first manifest this aggressiveness which has been deposited in his bones against his own people. —Frantz Fanon We...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... inescapable circumstances. Further analyzing the possibility of repair as advanced by the scammers, the essay identifies and contests the normative terms of politics that complicate those reparative claims, arguing that the scam moves past the politics of social incorporation and resistance in Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, informed the UN General Assembly of the intentions of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to seek reparations from several European governments for the slave trade and indigenous genocide. That same week a ruling of the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2014
... intellectual and political momentum around the question of repair for the historical injustice of the slave trade and the institution of slavery itself, signaled by the recent announcement that the regional organization CARICOM will be seeking reparations from Britain, France, and the Netherlands through...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the disposition of Rastafari toward reparations is Thomas's third major contribution. Reparations refer to the dual act of public apology and compensation for a historical injustice done to an individual or group. Compensation for injuries can take differential forms, from the monetary to institutionalized...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 164–172.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in Exceptional Violence . Rather reparations functions as the structuring metaphor for Thomas's argument and method—which is to reframe contemporary spectacles of violence in Jamaica away from a discourse of “culture” to one of history and structure. Using reparations as “a framework for thinking” takes...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 66–83.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the radical impetus of the critique embodied in it into a contemporary political project? For me this will raise the question of a political morality of reparations and the possible language-game of radical social change it might be encouraged to suggest. One important work that illuminatingly senses...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 163–168.
Published: 01 March 2022
... (paperback) Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Scammers Yard Jovan Scott Lewis reparations respectability performativity writerly surprise Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica is both an entertaining and a scholarly read. 1 It has the feel...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 212–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of the Middle Passage and plantation experience, was fueling the renewed call for reparation. So, published as it was during the bicentennial (which was observed in the former British colonies in the Caribbean in 2007–2008 and in the United States in 2008), The Reaper’s Garden came as a welcome...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of slavery are dismissed from discussions of reparations. We are more than a little surprised, then, to discover that far from a modern day imposition on a well-intentioned if not innocent past, state-sponsored restitution has such a long and generous pedigree. Not only does the Slave Compensation...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to reparations, and imagining Afro-Atlantic futurities. 29 Most of these literary and cultural productions are written from exile or diaspora in the global north, specifically the United States for the Latinx Caribbean authors and Spain for Equatoguinean authors, and they often make gestures toward...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
... restitution — toujours accompa- gnée du bleu — propose une compréhension de l’identité martiniquaise fondée à la fois sur le manque et sur l’entier. Dans cette poétique de la restitution, nous mettrons en évidence une certaine politique de la réparation, en affinité avec les notions de créolisation ou de...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in particular to debates over reparations in the twenty-first century. But the form of that relevance is open to debate. One line of attack on The Price of Emancipation suggests that the effects of focusing on individual slave ownership is to privatize the locus of accountability, to remove...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to but not uncritical of Williams, Draper seeks to assess these questions on the basis of the records of the Slave Compensation Commission. The second debate concerns reparations for slavery in the United States, the Caribbean, and Britain. Here Draper issues a deliberate note of caution against...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... play in imagining, representing, and enacting their relationships with governmental actors and assemblages. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Deborah Thomas's Exceptional Violence is a broad-ranging, sophisticated book that intervenes in multiple debates. Its overarching aim is to develop a “reparations...