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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 184–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Donnette Zacca Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Street Art as I See It: A Photographic Document Donnette Zacca There was a time when what was on the minds of the people echoed through the local untrained yet extremely talented artists. The neighborhood walls became blank...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figures 5.1 and 5.2. Laura Anderson Barbata, Intervention: Indigo , 2015. (See fig. 4 .) © Laura Anderson Barbata © Laura Anderson Barbata More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figures 5.1 and 5.2. Laura Anderson Barbata, Intervention: Indigo , 2015. (See fig. 4 .) © Laura Anderson Barbata © Laura Anderson Barbata More
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... on Guyana's reception of Black Power. An exposition of the new documents forms the background to a broader discussion of Rodney's subsequent life and work, up to the point of his assassination in 1980. Small Axe Incorporated 2008 Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney’s Expulsion from...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., was “complex” and “textured” (to use two of his favorite words). As we will see, he was certainly never uncritical of the movement's failures and shortcomings; but neither was he ever dismissive of its aspirations or achievements. He would always think of the process of decolonization as one to be worked...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... explorations. King's work is notable for its bridging of the divide between scholarship, literature, and activism, producing new understandings of transgression and agency that challenge both those who see the Caribbean as homophobic and those who see gender-nonconformity and sexual freedom of expression...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of federation, particularly Richard B. Moore and George Padmore, developed their political perspectives through responses to the occupation. We can thus see the questioning of nation-state independence and the critique of neocolonialism (as a form of US economic imperialism allied with elites in the neocolony...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 181–186.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Donette Francis; Deborah A. Thomas This essay argues that three lessons have emerged from the Jamaican Cultural-Political Modern Project convenings that clarify its productive methodological stakes: living with disagreements, seeing interconnected inquiries, and creating embodied archives...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the dominant North Atlantic interpretation of the “American James.” In particular, the author sees Kamugisha as seeming to accept without question the hegemonic Americanist assumption that James took a romantic excursion in the United States, and thus Beyond Coloniality neglects the deeply gendered analysis...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2022
... that imaginatively reconnects communities of women that are fractured by the corruptive influence of the United States and other Western nations in the Latin Caribbean. The ghost of Graciela in Song of the Water Saints and the “living ghost” of Olivia in Soledad allow readers to see how matrilineal bonds in families...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
... haunts the anglophone Caribbean. The focus is on how this haunting is palpable to the criminalized urban poor in Trinidad; yet Black has never simply denoted abjection. From the vantage point of postcolonial Caribbean nation-states founded on anticolonial projects of Black sovereignty, one can see...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt This essay argues that Jamaican-American Michelle Cliff's writing should be understood within a new interpretive framework which sees post-independence Caribbean literature as inheriting gendered and raced legacies of Romantic nationalism. While Cliff's early work shows...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of interesting refigurings of black manhood outside of its current and historical spectacularizations that offer a lens for seeing black manhood differently, and thus thinking about black manhood differently. I am interested in highlighting modes of self-fashioning that allow for a reconstruction of black...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... the publication of the first issue of Focus in 1943 to see how the place of literature in Public Opinion 's pages changes over time. The article finds that Public Opinion during these years goes through three stages in terms of its relationship to literary publication: an uneven beginning from its founding...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... These narratives deal as much about creativity as about destruction. They also see the merging of white and black in the crucible of slavery as producing not just death but also a viable Caribbean culture. Consequently, Brown's work is both a challenge to Caribbean orthodoxy and also a reiteration of long-standing...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
... for his subjects and collective recognition of difficult social realities. This essay argues that the artistic modality and political sensibility displayed in Jerry's graffiti can be productively read as participating in a form of “sympathetic education.” Jerry sees the urban landscape as a classroom...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kelly Baker Josephs “See you there. In the free.” This is the closing statement in Erna Brodber's fourth novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007). In the novel, Brodber creatively imagines a past for the New World present, taking advantage of the space literary speculation and science fiction offer...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 57–69.
Published: 01 March 2017
... sees similarities in their ways of working and defining the female body and in their ways of using historical and contemporary references in the narratives in which they place these gendered bodies. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 contemporary art Latina artists gender studies This essay explores...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... electric generator in the island was inaugurated in Santo Domingo on 5 January 1896. A month later, on 27 February, the Plaza de Armas, renamed Columbus Park, would be the first public site to be electrically powered (see fig. 5 ). Music for “Viva el progreso” was written by José Rufino Reyes y Siancas...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of Jamaica remain impressive and the music is still catchy, though thankfully some of this colonial society's social expectations now appear very foreign. The film appealed to its initial Jamaican audiences not just because there were familiar things to see but because it highlighted an independent Jamaica's...