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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Corinna McLeod Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place reveals the subalternity of Antigua as a tourist locale; an identity which undermines Antigua's position as a nation. Through the use of a metafictional discourse, Kincaid's narrator deconstructs colonial, postcolonial and neocolonial myths, thereby...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 118–122.
Published: 01 March 2015
... © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 One of the most remarkable developments in the Caribbean and its diaspora over the past two decades or so is the emergence of a generation of young visual artists working in various media (paint, film, performance) who have been transforming Caribbean visual...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 117–123.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Lauren K. Alleyne © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011 LITERARY COMPETITION WINNERS 2010: POETRY Small Graces Lauren K. Alleyne First Place, Poetry Mama Remembers Mayaro The dirt tracks splintered with coconut trees tall...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2016
...David Scott © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 And it is in this context, I believe, that the virtues of receptivity and generosity play a crucial dynamic role in shaping a project. Let us say that, essentially, the project of Small Axe consists of rethinking the Caribbean. Of course, we are aware...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Through a reading of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place , the essay highlights how the market logics of mid-nineteenth-century imperial liberalization continued to animate new forms of West Indian erasure well into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While Kincaid deploys arguments of imperial neglect...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Adriana María Garriga-López This essay addresses the epistemic limits of crisis as a trope for thinking about the future of Puerto Rico in the context of fiscal austerity programs and the combined effects of multiple disasters. Small-scale agriculture and mutual aid offer models of resistance to US...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the “sound-system” to the networks of local small-retail grocery shops, ubiquitous across Jamaica, that were owned and operated by Jamaican Chinese shopkeepers and examines how they formed material infrastructures. In charting the hardwiring of speakers and how the sociality of the shop housed the production...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Patricia Noxolo This essay serves as an introduction to a special section of Small Axe on Caribbean in/securities. It begins by offering a threefold insight into the concept of “in/securities”: securities and insecurities are produced as spatially localized and historically contingent...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Vanessa Agard-Jones As we consider the points of articulation between and among scales of analysis, Michel-Rolph Trouillot's theorization of how small places matter in the world, and further, of how seemingly marginal people might be central to our understanding of systems of power, remains...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... reforms on Jamaica's small-farming sector and the congruent significance of those reforms for the Jamaican national populace. The essay then identifies a course for navigating the conditions obtained after the recent crisis in the global economy, in which, despite having surrendered the validity of its...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 141–147.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Vladimir Lucien 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition—First Place, Poetry mal : “sickness/curse/bad” in Kweyol/French Lexicon Creole. ti neg : “little black boy” in Kweyol/French Lexicon Creole, sometimes used pejoratively. When a man has made a deal with the devil, and he...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 148–157.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Ruel Johnson 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition—Second Place, Poetry this muddy province returns ever to mud but i shall be here, patient as the salt sea air until the night all is mud, until the day the bud of our hunger blooms from clay to this, this steel-hearted flower, every petal...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 158–164.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Ruel Johnson 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition—First Place, Short Fiction © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 One minute, I was impenetrable, nothing could touch me. The next, my heart was somehow beating outside my chest, exposed to the elements. —Hank Moody, Californication I...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 165–172.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Lesley-Ann Wanliss 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition—Second Place, Short Fiction © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 “Bryan …,” she called, almost as if it were my name. “Bryan … Bryan …,” the rest of her words stuck behind the breaths of her sobs. “Get up, Get up, Bryan has been shot.” I sat up...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Avery F. Gordon The Hawthorne Archive sends a few fragmented materials to Small Axe about Colin Dayan: a letter, a file note, a commentary on the photographs missing from Dayan's autobiographical writings, and an inventory of keywords. In all, this essay is an emphasis on her ethical-political...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
... from Haiti? (Part 2 of “Eulogizing Creoleness? Rereading Éloge de la créolité ” will appear in Small Axe 55, in March 2018.) © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 creolization Jean Bernabé Patrick Chamoiseau Raphaël Confiant identity politics The twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Trouillot helped prepare the ground for this coup by deriding Aristide as a corrupt and brutal dictator with no popular support, and in his contribution to this Small Axe forum he dismisses Damming the Flood as racist and dishonest propaganda. My response to Trouillot aims to refute these accusations...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Eric Prieto This essay introduces the central themes of “Rethinking Césaire,” a special section of Small Axe , which gravitate in metacritical fashion around the various efforts to refashion Aimé Césaire's legacy in and around 2013, the centenary of his birth. Included are essays devoted...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nijah Cunningham As the recent revival of Sylvia Wynter's scholarship has commanded the attention of a younger generation of scholars, the special section of Small Axe dedicated to her “forgotten” work provides an occasion to reconsider the prehistory to her theory of the human. Rather than simply...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 185–196.
Published: 01 July 2015
...” that is central to the formation of Caribbean creative experience, and outlines the discursive field, the art market, and the policy and funding landscape through which Caribbean and diaspora artists move. In response to the discussion of Timed Out in this issue of Small Axe , Wainwright explains the continuing...