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Published: 01 July 2017
Roshini Kempadoo, Face Up , 2015. Screenshots from one short story (“Deirdre”). All images courtesy of the artist Roshini Kempadoo, Face Up, 2015. Screenshots from one short story (“Deirdre”). All images courtesy of the artist More
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169-181.
Published: 01 February 2008
... the Police. Call the Army. Call God. And Let’s Have One Helluva Big Story”: On Writing Caribbean Art Histories After Postcoloniality Krista A. Thompson Ab s t r a c t : Are there intrinsic and unique ways of representing the “visual atmospherics” of the Caribbean? Might...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 170-177.
Published: 01 July 2012
... exchange a few words with a person who spending more time in your yard than you. Everyone in our suburban area of houses scrambling along the face of the steep hill slope have a favourite Ghost story. When we meet up at one another house for breakfast after church on a Sunday morning, was always a...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 74-93.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Hilda Lloréns Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Dislocated Geographies: A Story of Border Crossings Hilda Lloréns Sunrise of the fi rst day and the passengers were already acting as though they belonged to one family. It was not long before we came to know each other’s life...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 135-150.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Roshini Kempadoo, Face Up , 2015. Screenshots from one short story (“Deirdre”). All images courtesy of the artist Roshini Kempadoo, Face Up, 2015. Screenshots from one short story (“Deirdre”). All images courtesy of the artist ...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 100-114.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Ira Mathur As the Me Too movement gathers momentum, the conversation about the historical exploitation of women and sexual power dynamics has spread to Caribbean literature. This story uses the Poui blossom that flowers in the dry season in Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean, as a metaphor for...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36-52.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., loudspeakers, words, and sounds become actants in this story. This essay looks at what difference they made in the waning moments of British rule in Jamaica and whether it might it be useful to attend to the role of sound in discussions of governance and colonial encounters. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 “Let...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 108-122.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Nalini Mohabir A newly installed plaque at the port of Kolkata stands as a memorial to the indentured Indian diaspora. It conveys a collective story relevant to present desires, not past hauntings. Yet it is the tension of absences and silences that makes the port city an interesting site of...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37-54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the short story collection Tropic Death and the pamphlet The British Negro , respectively. The essay demonstrates how and why South Africa proved significant to an emergent radical consciousness in the Caribbean and the vicissitudes of turning to south(ern), not only West, Africa to think through...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22-38.
Published: 01 November 2012
... rather rendered them unamplified and mute. The telethon focused on the emotionality of the American popular singers, and overwrote the story of the disaster with an American way of knowing, divorced entirely from Caribbean narratives, histories, and understandings. McAllister crystallizes connections...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1-17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” LGBT individuals present to the nation. Chin's identity as a woman of Chinese and African descent calls into question a unitary identity or origin story for Caribbean subjects and asks which bodies are allowed to be legitimate citizens of the postindependence Caribbean. Chin's personal experiences are...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 1-28.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Delia Jarrett-Macauley's authoritative biography of Marson in 1998, the essay has two primary aims. First, to recover in greater detail and in more holistic terms than has previously been possible the personal story of Marson's professional relationships at the corporation. Second, to pursue what the...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50-70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tell the story of Garvey's involvement and association with the Brotherhood movement, this essay also suggests that Garvey's patrons in the movement financed his return to Jamaica but that the outbreak of World War I interrupted their support and thus the implementation of his plan for a Jamaican...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123-134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... origins of the roti, and Harnarine's 2011 Doubles with Slight Pepper , in which Trinidadian street food features in a story about migration and a father-son relationship. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 film Indo-Caribbean indentureship food In March 2016, a group of artists and scholars met at...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41-49.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the juxtapositions of various voices this work examines how the legacy of black families in the Caribbean connects with the stories of European maritime `hero's, such as Frances Drake, Christopher Columbus, Walter Raleigh and James Cook. Images of state sanctioned and educational authorities are...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154-163.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Andrea E. Shaw “Dieu est mon pilote à Tanqueray” is a short story about a young man named Lemuel and his journey from Haiti to South Florida. As Lemuel prepares for the trip, the ship's captain shows him the sail that is made out of material from a discarded billboard. On the sail is a handsome...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42-55.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Tanya Batson-Savage While the Jamaican film industry is still fledgling, Jamaicans and Jamaica have made many cameos and acted as the background against which stories from Hollywood and other areas around the world are crafted. This article takes particular aim at three films: The Mighty Quinn...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39-61.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Elvira Pulitano This interview addresses some of the most important issues explored in the fiction and nonfiction of Edwidge Danticat, such as migration, exile, home, language, Dyaspora, and the connection between stories and human rights action. The interview also discusses Danticat's activist...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119-125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... approach her more recent works— The World Is a High Hill (2012), a collection of twelve stories, and “Nothing's Mat,” a novel awaiting its publisher. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Me and My Head-Hurting Fiction Erna Brodber It sometimes bothers me that my children and grandchildren cannot...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 55-69.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Petra R. Rivera-Rideau In 2012, reggaeton artist Tego Calderón released a music video for his song “Robin Hood.” The video tells the story of a man who aids a group of undocumented Dominican immigrants to Puerto Rico. Through a close reading of “Robin Hood,” this essay argues that Calderón...