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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 15. The Police chasing University of the West Indies students who were demonstrating against the banning of Walter Rodney, October 1968. © 1968 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the ghostly referent for inequalities facing nonblack children. Poor, disabled, English-language learners and students of color are, generally, more often talked about as suffering “like” black children. Black children are both the spectacle and the specters of educational discourse and juvenile justice...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
.../authors/performers of African diaspora culture. This scholarship is remaking the field as feminist in innovative and surprising ways, challenging scholars and students to ask questions about audience, circulation, authorship, and activism that embrace more capacious definitions of black cultural...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 53–70.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mark Raymond In the ten years before his death in 1996, the Trinidadian architect Roger Turton produced a prolific body of work. Turton's projects evolved out of a passionate exploration of the relationship between architecture and painting, which began while he was a student at the Architectural...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Erna Brodber In a response to the four essays on her work—by Evelyn O'Callaghan, Catherine John, Jenny Sharpe, and Rae Ann Meriwether—published in the same issue of Small Axe , Erna Brodber attempts to explain why her work is so difficult. If O'Callaghan's students complain that Brodber's work...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 February 2008
... and institutions that could serve multiple states.5 In the pro- cess, they grappled with questions that are highly relevant today: questions about rational- izing law, international courts, immigration, and the fluidity and complexity of boundaries. Third, Caribbean law students were (and are) drawn from many...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of the student protests, the military’s overthrow of the emperor and his subsequent killing (along with threescore members of his inner circle), and the rise of the ruling military council known as the Derg. We witness the unfolding history through the travails of one middle-class family caught up...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
... at Ninety. The plan here was to create a course based on his lifework, with numerous selections from his poetry, essays, literary and cultural criticism, and speeches, through which students would trace his thought, and his network of influences in the Caribbean and Africana world. In May 2019, I...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 92–97.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Global . It has become a premier journal of the UPR–Río Piedras and of Caribbean studies in general. The NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Professors, “Caribbean Theater and Cultural Performance,” took place on the UPR–Río Piedras campus in 2003. PhD students Sally Everson and Don Walicek...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 95–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the 1960s and 1970s that provides the context for Rodney’s visit to the city. It is admittedly limited. I focus more on the interventions of the faculty than the work of either students or the broader Black Los Angeles community. And I do not want to go so far as to claim that UCLA or Los Angeles offered...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 139–153.
Published: 01 October 2007
... discussion is the belief that Jacqui Alexander has generously provided the discipline of Women’s Studies with a text which will function as a critical feature of the intellectual landscape that students who aim to enter the profession will have to navigate. One of the primary reasons...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 52–57.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is a published author. Crucially, he is also very active on social media and sees little distinction between that and his involvement in disciplinary-sanctioned public spaces. He is not alone in operating in this space between academia and popular culture. Think also of Ainehi Edoro, a Nigerian doctoral student...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 60–65.
Published: 01 September 2001
... imperialism, and the African American struggle, on the heels of the assassination of Martin Luther King, was making the transition to its more militant Black Power form. ; ese worldly manifestations of liberation also found expression in Canada. ; roughout the sixties, the struggles of students...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... theology, urban youths, university students, and radical intellectuals. small axe 25 • February 2008 • p 93–104 • ISSN 0799-0537 94 | SX25 • Seeing Darkly Although individually opposed to various aspects of the established order, these groups lacked coherence and coordination among...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Black Writers: Toward the Second Emancipation—the Dynamics of Black Liberation” was dubbed the largest Black Power conference ever held outside the United States. It was conceived by Raymond Watts, sponsored by McGill’s West Indian Student Association, and organized by a group of Caribbean and black...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 72–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... Her modernist “form-bending” has made her fiction popular in European intellectual circles, while the content and significance of her stories are roadmaps and symbolic guides for Caribbean intellectuals who are students of the history she draws on for inspiration. She has often stated that her...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., Julius K. Nyerere, then president of Tanzania, paid a four-day official state visit to Jamaica at the invitation of the prime minister, Michael Manley. I was a secondary school student at Jamaica College at the time, unsteadily trying to find my way in Marxist debates about socialist transition...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the same effect on the teacher as that intended by the students’ magical spells. According to the narrator, the students become aware of their teacher’s mortality because “[la] difficile tâche de civilisation affaiblissait le Maître” (174). 34 This weakening strikingly recalls the description...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, marked a commitment to the idea of the West Indies as an eminent location for critical engagement for Caribbean intellectuals in the region and in the diaspora. The journal's subtitle, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism , was not lost on many faculty and students...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 34–50.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of the culture of the village, based on the consent of the residents. In the novel, one of the students experiences “a strange feeling” about the word slave . After hearing an old woman say that she had been a slave, he asks his teacher what it means. The teacher explains, but he says of the woman, “She...