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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 (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 (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
... to 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...
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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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and economic affairs. It argues that by the end of the long 1950s, the earlier-twentieth-century story of an emergent civil society in Jamaica was displaced by the story of political society. The result has been a formal decolonization that lacked some of the decolonial social and cultural visions of earlier...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 36–49.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... Through her bomba and plena compositions, she helped forge modern black Puerto Rican music amid the rapid industrialization of Puerto Rico after the 1950s. However, her story has been overshadowed by the aura of her son, the legendary Afro–Puerto Rican singer Ismael “Maelo” Rivera (1931–87). Although Doña...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
... legitimacy based on exclusionary practices, disrupt everyday practices of cultural consumption, and empower Caribbean subjects to claim agency over their own stories and experiences. One of the critical traits shared by these narratives is that the authors analyze the metaphor of the extended (Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Republic and Jamaica: the anthology Palabras de una isla / Paroles d’une île , Juan Bosch’s story “Luis Pie,” and the Groundwork Theater Company’s Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine . The author argues that these texts emphasize different critical priorities from the standard concerns of theorists...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that the narrative failure of federation was prefigured in the widely and more persuasively articulated story of territorial nationalism that was presented in much of the literature and editorial commentary broadcast to the region via Caribbean Voices in the decade and a half leading up to federation. Copyright ©...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the 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...
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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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Elizabeth S. Manley In the historiography of gender in the Dominican Republic, the stories of female martyrs loom large, substituting maternalist sacrifice for a more substantial treatment of women in the national narrative. This is particularly true for the twentieth century, in which the female...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Tao Leigh Goffe This essay focuses on artwork that centers family photographs and home movies as a point of departure to trouble the conventional family album in order to narrate a story about Caribbean Chinese kinship. In the art examined, personal visual archives are used to respond to the lacuna...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... But the bounty hunters get more than they bargained for when they finally come across the culprits—they discover that now the chickens abused by the poultry mogul are fighting back. Rich with feminist metaphor, this surreal short story emphasizes how even the most seemingly innocuous chicks can overcome...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to narrate the violence of the British empire through family stories. The long-intertwined histories of England and the Caribbean inevitably lead to slavery’s archives, and in the final section of the book, Carby describes the lives of her earliest ancestors on a Jamaican coffee plantation. In response...
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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 placed alongside...
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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 (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to 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...