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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... something significant about Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit stands or falls on his knowledge of the Haitian Revolution; and the second concerns her curious reading of C.L.R. James' T he Black Jacobins , as mainly “information,” rather than itself an attempt to theorize the Haitian Revolution as universal...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Anne Eller Historiography of the nineteenth-century Caribbean often holds Santo Domingo (later, the Dominican Republic) to be something of an anomaly. This essay reconsiders that scholarship in a Pan-Caribbean frame, demonstrating how such a characterization can lead to a number of distortions...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Colin Dayan The essays by Avery F. Gordon, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Matt Richardson, and Chris Bongie about Colin Dayan's work and thought, in their differing forms and intent, inspire Dayan to do something like a riff on each, and she attempts to capture the gist of each reaction and...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... creative labor of this artistic project (the ways dub poets link sound to body to place to textuality) and helps us consider the conditions under which something new in black modernity is produced. Through this reconceptualization of the art form, the essay draws attention to ways dub extends Paul Gilroy's...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and Césaire's works in particular, as a movement and not an essence. It is a reflection on Césaire's latest work, Nègre je suis, nègre je resterai ( Negro I Am, Negro I Shall Remain ), which is a response to those who considered Negritude something of the past to be superseded by the movement of...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 74–87.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jorge L. Giovannetti This essay advances the definition of Caribbean studies as a practice . Rather than understanding this field of study as a preconceived category open for arbitrary self-appointment, a Caribbeanist practice should be something “which in fact happens (and can be shown to have...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... an irreducible temporal relation to the colonial, something more complex and reparative than the after-killing or “postcolonial.” © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 The colonized man will first manifest this aggressiveness which has been deposited in his bones against his own people. —Frantz...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... spirit of a “beacon”—that is, something stable and reliable but which does not function as a destination, that is successful only if it is left behind , providing “foundation for movement.” This vision for the GPI is contextualized with regard to recent debates around archive building in the Caribbean as...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Minkah Makalani One of the appeals of imagining a future alternative to the political present is the possibility of shedding modernity’s constitutive colonial assemblages and its conceit of the inevitability of human progress. Yet it remains something of a paradox that even at their most radical...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 161–163.
Published: 01 March 2014
... space, where home is not something fixed but rather something negotiated again and again by the placement and replacement of bodies and symbols. Support for these images came from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as well as from Fanm Ayisyen Nam Miyami Inc. History of Northeast 2nd Ave...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 February 2007
... friend or a relative who stopped several times 144 | SX22 • Two Poems Lifted heavy scooter and lady over irregular holes And up and down steps, just to get on and off The sidewalk. I wish I could’ve said something nice something encouraging something to...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that phrase of the sentence that you [Nijah Cunningham] identified in the public announcement denotes not so much the promise but the risk : the risk of naming. It is that the name becomes reified and the name becomes a crutch on which we depend. So in order to not create a reification, something...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 40–41.
Published: 01 November 2017
... above me like a kite and chilly mooring in the forgotten sky its open blue as if my heart wd pierce it! And so i push myself full up and climb myself out of the grave onto CowPasture when something turn my head around and there beyond the chain-link garden fence was DreamChad's washing on...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2015
... own idiom of dissent and refusal, in his way of being done , finished, with exhausted phases of his life, we recognize something familiar, something that (to paraphrase C. L. R. James) made him, of Jamaica, Jamaican. Text of address at the Stuart Hall Memorial, The Light, Friends House...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 84–92.
Published: 01 March 2005
... said that I clammed up. “Did you mean what you said about mailing anthrax to your classmates? I don’t know if you know this, but it’s a federal off ense to joke about something like that out loud, much less threaten someone. But I know you’re a good boy. You really didn’t mean GGeoffreyeoffrey...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 237–242.
Published: 01 July 2013
... now she's walking out of the park with the two girls, then latching the gate shut. When I was nine, she—I remember she went by Michelle—sat right next to me in our class. And whenever she glanced at me to say something, I didn't know where to look because all I wanted was to look at that hand. I...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
... little more than a child herself at the time, and so was he. He didn’t know if his daughter was alive or dead or where she was. He had 115959 heard something in that other lifetime about her going away to study in America and...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 1–6.
Published: 01 July 2011
... She know her teeth were in place. clean & gleaming new & deeply rooted into her gumbrill. know herself perfect. ly balance(d). nerves singing th- eir song of the megolokwane. her muscles metal & mental & ready to spri- ng. her lungs already to take to their wing. and there was something...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 43–48.
Published: 01 September 2004
... fulfi ll the needs of the human psyche. So one wants on some level to pull back the screens we live through the empty gestures and tired conventions in an attempt to engage in something more real. Paradoxically, this is precisely what the modernists of the early twentieth century were attempting to...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 223–234.
Published: 01 March 2004
... – Meet me in town tomor – ssmallmall Something wrong wid dis phone cause like you ain hearin me aaxexe A gon see wha – Listen. Come up here today or do not call my mother skunt again, okay? Bye! Wait – But she had already hung up on him. She had immediately...