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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 43–58.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Shirley Tate Reading Heading South as a decolonial romance reveals anxiety about the liminal location of young male citizens in 1970s Haiti caught within the necropower of state terror and US imperialism. Focusing on young men selling “romance” on the beach within the continuing colonial relations...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Rhonda Frederick This essay asks, What can a romance novel teach us about being in a Caribbean diaspora? Can this genre offer insight into how Jamaicans living outside of Jamaica come to know themselves as “Jamaican” and as part of a Jamaican diaspora? It tackles these questions by putting the form...
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 6 Lagum Romance , 2017. Paper and acrylic on canvas, 20 × 16 in. More
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... that is well placed to historicize the ways the diaspora is approached, and one that can also engage reflexively with how contributions in the field have created the conditions of possibility for the current official romance with diaspora. 47 The term Argonauts is taken from Anna Lee Saxenian's study...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and genres of Black protest. In so doing, it refocuses vindicationism on these rhetorical evidentiary practices, rather than on the mythos of romance and romantic overcoming that has categorized vindicationist narratives of the Haitian Revolution. 54 “Proclamation du 23 Frimaire sur les événemens arrivés...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
... marked as violence and sexual abuse. The value of anti- romance, then, is its reluctance to offer grand narrative closure, settlement, or any satisfaction derived from other genres, such as tragedy’s “catharsis” or romance’s joy of witnessing eventual agonistic triumph...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and address- ing particular responses in advance. It is the response of many Americans to the story of my parents’ interracial wartime liaison that has surprised and dismayed me most. In the United States, audiences seem to expect, if not demand, that I deliver a full-fledged romance...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 103–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Figure 6 Lagum Romance , 2017. Paper and acrylic on canvas, 20 × 16 in. ...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Cohen, The French Encounter with Africans: White Response to Blacks, 1530–1880 (1980; repr., Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003), 125. 23 I follow Linda Hunt's understanding of the term: “In Freud's formulation, the family romance was located in the individual psyche and was a way...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 48–62.
Published: 01 November 2017
... romances. 1 Such periodization, however, occludes the complexities of the emergent disillusionment and disappointment with the nation-building project. 2 Rather than exceptions, these two texts are consistent with the decade's literary pessimistic mood underscored by Kamau Brathwaite in the quote...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Englishman (137). Yet, as the text follows the romance formula, she is soon engaged to be married to Selwyn. Given that he is a suitable scion of the British professional classes, Morea’s kind of romantic passion is not considered appropriate to a temperate English social climate. Sel...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... regular occur- rence. In “Lost (and Found?) in Translation,” Carby writes that representing the violence of her formation as a black British subject requires “an act of translation,” that is, a reading of the past that resists the lures of romance and discloses the corrosive effects...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... a benevolent brown genealogy, a felicitous creole romance that gathers difference, whereby a transnational brown middle class put aside liberal individualism in pursuit of the collective social good of the community—even if in the end it fails because of religious and patriarchal strictures. See also C. Rhonda...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 41–59.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., and “Representing a fi gure all too rare in contemporary romance, African American A. J. ‘Fire’ Heath, a sensitive, sophisticated man with a good career” suggests the novel’s hero as redeeming negative representations of African American males. - at readers blur class and national...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and to dramatize the production of nothing—empty rooms, and silence, and lives reduced to waste. What are the kinds of stories to be told by those and about those who live in such an intimate relationship with death? Romances? Tragedies? Shrieks that find their way into speech...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of two texts by Betances that deserve more scholarly attention: Les deux Indiens , an 1857 anticolonial romance of male and indigenous affiliation, and “A Cuba libre,” an 1871 biography of the first president of the Haitian Republic, Alexandre Pétion. 5 In exploring these works, I will ultimately...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., are fascinating for what they suggest about the gender politics of empire. Among these are the revolutionary romance “A Ray of Fear” by the West Indian editor of The Crusader, Cyril Valentine Briggs, and a little known McKay short story, “The Little Sheik,” as well as his better known novels Home to Harlem...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 269–275.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., are fascinating for what they suggest about the gender politics of empire. Among these are the revolutionary romance “A Ray of Fear” by the West Indian editor of The Crusader, Cyril Valentine Briggs, and a little known McKay short story, “The Little Sheik,” as well as his better known novels Home to Harlem...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 276–286.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., are fascinating for what they suggest about the gender politics of empire. Among these are the revolutionary romance “A Ray of Fear” by the West Indian editor of The Crusader, Cyril Valentine Briggs, and a little known McKay short story, “The Little Sheik,” as well as his better known novels Home to Harlem...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 287–289.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., are fascinating for what they suggest about the gender politics of empire. Among these are the revolutionary romance “A Ray of Fear” by the West Indian editor of The Crusader, Cyril Valentine Briggs, and a little known McKay short story, “The Little Sheik,” as well as his better known novels Home to Harlem...