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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Lauren Derby This essay argues for the utility of fugitive speech forms as primary sources for Caribbean historical research. It seeks to shift the discussion from forms such as autobiography and the memoir to more ephemeral speech forms such as hearsay, rumor, and gossip on the grounds that...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... light it sheds on the mechanics of anglophone Afro-Caribbean intellectual formation, self-representation, and epistemology posited in newspapers, nonfiction books, and speeches produced in the Caribbean during this period. This article is a reading of a conceptual thread that runs through Smith's book...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... intersecting yet divergent narratives of race and nation. In this context, I examine works and performances by Martin Luther King Jr. (during his 1965 speeches in Kingston) and Peter Tosh (during his 1978 One Love Peace Concert performance) as a way of framing how discourses of black liberation, postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
... 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness , David Austin has compiled the surviving transcripts of this historic gathering, including the speeches by Walter Rodney, C. L. R. James, Stokely Carmichael, and Richard B. Moore, and he provides an extended introduction locating...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 218–227.
Published: 01 November 2020
... harbinger of the radical methodological impulses of dread history. Drawing on the speeches and proceedings detailed in the anthology, while also surveying the broader moment of the “global 1968,” the essay explores some of the antagonisms that underpinned the congress to examine the broader antagonisms of...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... provide particular insight into the significance of multilingual Caribbean literary production. “The coloniality of language and speech represents more than the colonization of languages as systems of meaning,” Gabriela Veronelli writes. “It is the coloniality of power in its linguistic form: a...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Aristide, United Nations speech, 1996 fter his decisive victory at the battle of Vertières, on 18 November 1803, Dessalines obtained from General de Rochambeau the surrender of the forty-thousand-strong AFrench army, sent by Napoléon Bonaparte to Saint Domingue to restore slavery. Th is...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 206–217.
Published: 01 November 2020
... black male fraternity; you cannot make claims on that fraternity if you are not familiar with the words of one of its greatest heroes. 2 Across these speeches are visions of black radicalism in which the default black person is male. Women speakers are notably absent. What can this teach us about the...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Ibid., 412. According to Crassweller, this speech was written by Peña Batlle, who “would write many of Trujillo's speeches and papers, including, in 1950, the notable ‘Evolution of Democracy in the Dominican Republic.’” Robert Crassweller, Trujillo: The Life and Times of a Caribbean Dictator (New...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 60–65.
Published: 01 September 2001
... that not only helped shape the future of Montreal and Canada’s black population but had an impact on the Caribbean.³ Conference Committee guests included George Lamming, C. L. R. James, Orlando Patterson, Norman Girvan and Richard Moore, to name a few. Lamming, in his opening speech of the...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2002
... were organi- cally linked to the role of the political party. Two major texts form the political-cognitive ground for the creation of mass nationalist parties in the Caribbean beginning in the 1930s and ending in the late 1950s—N. W. Manley’s speech to the founding conference...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... drawing on a sociolinguistic model of performance), we can recover a compelling analogy in this poem between medium and history. In this analogy, the medial status of the dialect text—not only an imaginary transcript of a speech event but also a script for potential utterance—aligns with the...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
... criminal picturing is never simply a visual event: “Look! A Negro.” The hallucination is always also poiesis (speech). This poiesis is the punctum, the superfluity, the excessional voice at the limit and in the accursed share of the photo-graphing. By this voice they demand a long, uncertain gaze and call...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... irruptions in Haiti before the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship.11 Nesbitt recognizes that Aristide’s “infamous speech from July 1991 [sic]” alluded to the use of deadly violence, but he defends it by saying that “given the enormity of the objective, world-systemic forces working to subvert...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 161–173.
Published: 01 October 2006
... • October 2006 • Bibi Bakare-Yusuf | 169 is maintained. In other words, if violence were not present at the level of speech, if there was silence about the reality of violence, the potential for its continued reproduction within society would be reduced. Violence can replicate itself at the level of...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., and the shouts of victory, and then assign words to all of it? Is it possible to construct a story from “the locus of impossible speech” or resurrect lives from the ruins?8 Can beauty provide an antidote to dishonor, and love a way to “exhume buried cries” and reanimate the dead?9 Or is...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... inaugurating gesture puts its reader in the middle of speech, in the middle of a word that can hardly be spoken: water . (“ Zong! #1 ,” 3) Drawn out across the page, “wwwwawawawater” unfixes the page’s margin, scattering even to a point before its (horizontal) origin. In Philip’s performance of the...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 168–178.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of social and civil deaths, and inside these constituted states, the human figure has both voice and speech, the two critical requirements of any polity. Both voice and speech exist in the living corpse not as potential but as exercised utterances; in some of the defining...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 1–6.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of these wild parts – the scrub. the xpose forums of stone. the senseh of th (e) ancient speech of salt. a long dark broken escarpment on the left of the journey i will nvr reach. the highlands low & long in the distance ob- scure(d) by a thin ochre of cloud. so many hidden tombs into...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., speech and especially musical performance. He describes the dancehall as “an institution that generates, mediates, and reproduces the social order” (p. 227) and rivals “offi cial” institutions such as schools, churches, and political parties (p. 66). At dance- halls young people from opposites sides...