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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., texture, rhythm, and the visual register in order to draw distinctions between teleological and reflexive conceptions of black politics and black political thought. 2 Nile Rodgers, quoted in Easlea, Everybody Dance , 130. 3 Ibid. 4 See Easlea, Everybody Dance , 129; and Omoronke...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... cultural identity, also visible in Caribbean carnivals and in regional musical rhythms such as zouk. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 carnival exchange identity zouk From the very moment of its publication in 1989, the Éloge de la créolité and its authors—Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... further examines how Glissant's discussion of translation articulates a praxis and rhythm of Relation. Considering translation practice alongside Glissant's notion of a “spiral retelling” brings into relief new political horizons for Caribbean studies specifically and modes of shared life more generally...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Césaire explicitly builds her novel from the tales she has collected in her professional ethnographic research, the art of storytelling is only referred to indirectly and is built into a larger structure based on environment, music, rhythm, dance, and movement. These alliances between literature...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 129–139.
Published: 01 November 2018
...James Maraniss The essay deals with the attempt to achieve fidelity in the translation of Antonio Benítez-Rojo’s fiction: to find an English prose rhythm adequate to a rendition of his novel El mar de las lentejas as Sea of Lentils . It includes some biography and criticism, anchored by an intimate...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2002
... James), in Rough Guide to Reggae ub submerges the reggae rhythm and lyric into abstraction, creating a nonverbal site for the learning and consolidation of “dread” awareness. : e “dub organizer” con- structs aesthetic space through a process of removal, alteration, and layering, where...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 171–175.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of President Aristide’s dictatorship. Th e installation, a mosaic that draws on the traditional and the contemporary, resonates with an electronic musical composition that integrates chants and Vodun rhythms. Kwa Bawon pays a collective homage to the numerous Haitian victims too often forgot...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 119–123.
Published: 01 October 2008
... radicalized through a deliberate act: a plunge into the Martinican native land, with the following particu- larities. Notebook is not a realistic, descriptive text, but there is nothing closer to the rhythms, the suffocations, and the pulse of that reality; it is not a text of triumphalist...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 164–167.
Published: 01 March 2003
... POINTE DES CHATEAUX, GUADELOUPE (for Frantz and Dany Quillen) Here at the lip of the Atlantic where the huge cross rises— waves are also like islands coming forward— thebathers’ rhythm with surf lashing the rock’s coral or volcanic formation. Walking along, I consider other...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 168–169.
Published: 01 March 2003
... POINTE DES CHATEAUX, GUADELOUPE (for Frantz and Dany Quillen) Here at the lip of the Atlantic where the huge cross rises— waves are also like islands coming forward— thebathers’ rhythm with surf lashing the rock’s coral or volcanic formation. Walking along, I consider other...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... POINTE DES CHATEAUX, GUADELOUPE (for Frantz and Dany Quillen) Here at the lip of the Atlantic where the huge cross rises— waves are also like islands coming forward— thebathers’ rhythm with surf lashing the rock’s coral or volcanic formation. Walking along, I consider other...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 171.
Published: 01 March 2003
... POINTE DES CHATEAUX, GUADELOUPE (for Frantz and Dany Quillen) Here at the lip of the Atlantic where the huge cross rises— waves are also like islands coming forward— thebathers’ rhythm with surf lashing the rock’s coral or volcanic formation. Walking along, I consider other...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 111–117.
Published: 01 July 2010
... music, he was ready with the rhythm of the rising tide. I selected a yellow tail snapper from his catch. “Come home and cook for you,” he smiled...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... considered dread. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Dread bodies are very much alive; they move, they feel; they also sing and dance. 1 Is this so-called natural rhythm? The phrase certainly pushes ideological buttons. Rhythm is indeed important for understanding the inflected nature of our embodiment. This...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 79–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Waveforms—beats, rhythms, acoustics, notational moods, and frequencies that intersect with racial economies and histories and available lyrical content—cannot be exacted yet speak to exacting racial technologies. With this, black music, what we hold on to and what we hear, moves between and across and...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... mau ibo yoruba nyahbingi warriors … dis poem shall disappoint u because dis poem is to be continued in your mind in your mind in your mind your mind. —Mutabaruka, “Dis Poem” To fall into the archives of dub poetry is to be possessed by a flow of rhythm that cuts across poetic alliances and...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... superlative Creole, “Twa Fwa Bel Kont” (“Thrice Beautiful Tale”) (12–13). Nostrom is a long poem drawing on the oral form of a creole funereal chant, so the importance of rhythm, or its lack thereof in the French, sets up a clear hierarchy of poetic value between the poems. Unlike the Créolistes' writings...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 186–188.
Published: 01 November 2010
... University, Tallahassee. He is the author of, most recently, Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas (2010), and editor of Edwidge Danticat: A Reader’s Guide (2010) and Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture, and the Earthquake of 2010 (2010). Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson is a Haitian...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 208–210.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Haiti in theand Americas Its Diaspora (2004), (2002), and coeditor producer (with of the Henry CDs Goldschmidt) Rhythms of Rapture of Race,: SacredNation, Musics and Reli of- Haitian Vodou (Smithsonian/Folkways, 1995) and Angels in the Mirror: Vodou Music of Haiti (Ellipsis Arts 1997). 210...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2018
... previously worked in Scotland, Ireland, and Trinidad. His recent publications include Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas (2010); Edwidge Danticat: A Reader’s Guide (2010); Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture, and the Earthquake of 2010 (2010); American Creoles: The Francophone...