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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... violent, heady, exhilarating, and creative. There endures nonetheless an often-takenfor-grantedness that we narrate this decade through the singular framework of revolutionary time—a time that challenges the stagnation of the existing state of affairs and brings a new cultural-political order into being...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... a time of revolutionary upheaval, when people of varying classes traveled regularly between the two islands, and when even those who did not travel mutually observed the progress of ideas and political and social alliances in multiple places. The author argues that the variety and intensity...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of revolutionary Cuba and the riddim -based technique of dancehall song composition, both of which converge in the itinerary of the “Death in the Arena” riddim. The novel thus invites readers to process the Cold War’s conflict over time and space through the lens of Jamaican music, attuned both to how geopolitics...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Caribbean decolonization. This speech represents a unique inter-Caribbean intervention in the anti-imperial struggle of the time. With the Cuban Ten Years’ War against Spain in the background, Betances, in contrast to his fellow Cuban and Puerto Rican activists, advocates a vision of Caribbean sovereignty...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... • Doris L. Garraway  | 5 apparent opposites—domination and exclusion.15 I will begin by elaborating each dimension of the ambivalence—that is, what made Haitian revolutionary universalism so radically inclusive as an antislavery and anticolonial movement, and at the same time so politically...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Cuba with a Puerto Rican delegation, after spending time cutting cane with Cuban compañe- ros and engaging in other revolutionary activities, Davis called at Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe’s administrative capital, where she and her travel companions fell prey to French custom officers who confiscated...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of temporality. Through readings of the revolutionary performances of excess by Carmelita Tropicana, La Lupe, and Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón Sotomayor, the author explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics and the potential of anticolonial horizons. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Caribbean time...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
... revolutionary time in Robinson-Walcott’s story, for Meeks it was Grenada in 1983. His mixed-genre piece—critical essay and poetry—reflects on the poems he wrote in the 1970s and 1980s, leading up to the 1983 Grenada Revolution. Meeks’s critical situating of these poems, which had previously been banished to his...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
... monte . . . bajé de la Sierra.” 41 The move from rebellion, to uprising, to el monte, and the coming down from the Sierra Maestra mountains, insinuates a constant motion that propels time forward from the colonial era to the turn of the twentieth century and up to 1959 and revolutionary times...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
... constitute a salient allegory for Cubans in revolutionary times. Don Quixote is credited, after all, as a mock epic in novel form. In it the heroic and romantic chivalry of feudal Christendom are rendered laughably anachronistic to a disenchanted “modern” world. Such a ridiculously out of joint ethos...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and rehearsals began of the work which was the most popular of their whole reper- toire, as much because of its world-wide fame as because some of its couplets had provided a foretaste of the revolutionary spirit—Th e Village Soothsayerr by Jean Jacques. —Alejo Carpentier, Explosion...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87–103.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of patriarchy and, at best, as a man caught between the feminist politics of the women in his life and the constraints of a male-centered Caribbean revolutionary and anticolonial tradition. By contrast, this essay argues that the feminism in the play must be read beyond James the man and instead in the context...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
... the revolutionary leadership saw as delinquents and sent to the Isle of Pines for rehabilitation, were not vagrants or second-class citizens; rather, they had something significant to contribute to the nation. While this documentary was not screened publicly at the time of its production, friends of Gómez saw...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 194–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Charles Forsdick Central to Madison Smartt Bell's trilogy of novels on the Haitian Revolution is the character of Toussaint Louverture. The article considers how Bell's Toussaint fits into two centuries of representations of the revolutionary leader, exploring in particular the ways in which his...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., at the same time, perhaps paradoxically, a return to Marx is as crucial as it ever was for understanding these dynamics. Not the Marx of Lenin and Césaire's revolutionary proletariat. This quite simply because in the contemporary context of ever-increasing automation, utter precarity of employment...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2016
...David Scott © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 The problem of independence was not the change in form, but the change in spirit. —José Martí, “Our America” In late October 2015 I visited Cuba for the first time, and, through the kindness of my Small Axe colleague Vanessa Pérez-Rosario, I had...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to this distorted, at times absent center. If we do not have Jean-Francois, we do have Juan Barbier. Through Barbier and others, we come to Aponte. And through the Spanish government’s search of Aponte’s residence, we have his missing libro. “To understand the ways in which these would-be revolutionaries imagined...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 57–85.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of the revolution and its impact throughout the Americas, see also Geggus, Haitian Revolutionary Studies (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002); and David Barry Gaspar and Geggus, eds., A Turbulent Time: Th e French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean (Bloomington: Indiana University Press...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jack Daniel Webb This essay examines contests over Haitian history between Haitian state actors and British observers—such as diplomats, travel writers, and “journalists”—around the time of Haiti’s commemorations of the centenary of independence in 1904. This was a time for the Haitian people...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... life of the country has been noted by twentieth-century ethnomusicologists and historians, yet a comprehensive musical “folk history of Haiti” (Harold Courlander) is inexistent, with much of the music of the revolutionary nineteenth century altered or lost through processes of oral transmission...
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