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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
... are the Spanish verb nacer, as well as the French naître. 1 us, in any examina- tion of the relationship between poetry and the idea of nation, one also is witness to a parthenogenetic event: a simultaneous situation of making and of being born. All this takes us to Walcott. Derek Walcott’s Shabine...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 86–98.
Published: 01 July 2012
... (1966): 34–38. 16 Walcott has a comparable scene much later, in “The Schooner Flight ” (1978), when the protagonist Shabine reports, “I met History once, but he ain't recognize me.” See Walcott, “The Schooner Flight ,” in The Star-Apple Kingdom (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1979), 8...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
....” 12 We remember Shabine's encounter with history in Walcott's “The Schooner Flight .” 13 The last words of Cezair-Thompson's novel, from the mouth of the protagonist, are, “Panic and history are mine.” And as Marshall had drawn, like Walcott, on Joyce's history-as-nightmare statement, Cezair...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... it in Shabine's nightmarish encounter with the slave ships in “The Schooner Flight .” The rage with which the poet found himself ablaze in “Ruins” rises in him again years later as he moves, in “The Bright Field,” against a crowd-sea of people on a street in London, “heart of our history, original sin.” The pain...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., He is one of the few West Indian poets who genuinely resembles Walcott’s Shabine, a sailor with “a sound colonial education.” The voice was Roach’s own but substantially shaped by two quite different influences: his immediate experience in Tobago and his assimilation of what...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the complicated and uneven inheritances that need to be reckoned with and that Walcott references in Shabine’s pronouncement in his poem “Schooner Flight”: “I have Dutch, nigger, and English in me, / and either I’m nobody, or I’m a nation.” Derek Walcott, “The Schooner Flight,” in Collected Poems, 1948–1984...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... regarding for whom Wide Sargasso Sea speaks. Scholarship about Wide Sargasso Sea tends to draw attention to Antoinette’s dislocation; similar to Shabine in Derek Walcott’s poem “The Schooner Flight,” Antoinette is positioned as “nobody . . . or . . . a nation.” 22 But recognizing Antoinette’s...