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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leah Rosenberg Faith Smith's Creole Recitations offers a feminist critique and compelling alternative to the dominant narratives of Trinidadian and black nationalism. Smith's analysis of Thomas's participation in the anglophone Caribbean public sphere of the late nineteenth century makes visible...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 174–185.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Rhonda Cobham Faith Smith's analysis, in Creole Recitations , of the nineteenth-century scholar John Jacob Thomas's often contradictory allegiances offers us a way of reading the counterintuitively parallel career of the poet Eric Roach a century later. Roach is the subject of Laurence Breiner's...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based British Caribbean black intellectual from the nineteenth century, and one of even fewer written by a literary studies scholar, Faith L. Smith's Creole Recitations stands out because of the...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michael Deibert Engaging Matthew J. Smith's recent book Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957 , Deibert argues that Smith covers a pivotal and heretofore largely ignored two-decade period in the nation's development. Deibert shows that the battle to form a...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 173–187.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Matthew J. Smith In this essay Matthew J. Smith revisits the central arguments made in Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957 and explains their relevance in understanding Haiti's political course since the Duvalier era. He responds to the essays of Millery...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the status of women and children and readying working-class Jamaicans for citizenship. This essay explores mass weddings as a form of women’s activism in the mid-twentieth century, and it reflects on M. G. Smith’s trenchant critique of mass weddings in his introduction to Edith Clarke’s iconic study...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marsha Pearce Using the lens of relationality as posited in Stuart Hall's idea of identity and Terry Smith's notion of the contemporary, this essay analyzes the work of Jamaican contemporary artist Olivia McGilchrist, who, upon her return to the Caribbean after decades of living and studying in...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rosamond S. King King responds to essays by noted scholars Faith Smith and Lisa Outar critiquing her 2014 book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination . In particular, she addresses the choice to examine interracial relationships between Caribbean men of color and...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Millery Polyné This article examines the benefits and limitations of radicalism in Haiti during the post–US occupation period—1934–57. This critical and underexplored period, which Matthew J. Smith examines in his Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Wendy Asquith As has recently been observed by Matthew J. Smith, “It is a peculiar feature of Haitian historiography that increased production of new literature often follows national crisis.” A parallel pattern has been evident in Haitian visual arts, yet this has not always been at the impulse of...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 1–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... briefly refers to two generative moments in the history of Caribbean studies: one in the 1950s framed around M. G. Smith's A Framework for Caribbean Studies and another in the 1970s framed around Kamau Brathwaite's “Caribbean Man in Space and Time.” The point in considering these moments in the figuring...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Faith Smith This essay uses the three interlocutors' reflections to return to Creole Recitations , and to reconsider Thomas's nineteenth century as an arena for thinking about Caribbean male intellectuals' self-fashioning and desire, diaspora and degeneration, the sexual politics of creolization...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faith Smith This essay argues that the death of a fictional photographer in the 1907 novel Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White allays anxieties posed by photographic surveillance and “feminization.” Even if the novel's faith in the British Empire disqualifies it from being radical, its portrayal...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 41–59.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Faith Smith “You Know You’re West Indian if . . Codes of Authenticity in Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain Faith Smith he moment that makes Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain possible is marked by the anxieties of a global Caribbean community, located in Brooklyn, Bridgetown, Brix...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Faith Smith This essay responds to Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (2014) by noting the convergence of progressive legislation and violence that renders notions of transgression and freedom contradictory and fraught in our contemporary moment...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 159–167.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Faith Smith Small Axe Incorporated 2003 How the English Became English: Catherine Hall’s Civilising Subjects Faith Smith or some readers, Catherine Hall’s contention that metropole and colony helped to constitute one another, in her massive new study of the Englishness of...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 182–183.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Obediah Michael Smith Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Poet Called Rice Obediah Michael Smith [Wilfred Hanna Pinder, 29 September 1936 to 27 December 2007] never got to encounter T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound William Carlos Williams Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath I did he knew and loved Khalil...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 55–71.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew J. Smith This essay revisits the central arguments made in Red and Black in Haiti and explains their relevance in understanding Haiti's political course since the Duvalier era. The essay responds to ones by Millery Polyné and Michael Deibert 1 and addresses some of the comments made by...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 105–110.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Dionne Benjamin-Smith Small Axe Incorporated 2006 The Pink Elephant in the Room Dionne Benjamin-Smith Black Crab Pledge of Allegiance From afar, you recognize this piece as representing the Bahamian flag. When you come near, you realize there are other things going on. In the...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 130–138.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Faith Smith This essay discusses Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing as framing an analysis of the curtailment of erotic autonomy in the United States and the Caribbean, the failures of liberal feminism and academia, and the propensity for military intervention, with an examination of the...