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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and instead represents a form of political suspension that avoids the reconciliation of respectability and refusal typical of Caribbean postcolonial social production. 7 Ibid., 60. 8 Noxolo, “Inside the Circle,” 165. 9 Edith C. Clarke, My Mother Who Fathered Me: A Study of the Families...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 163–168.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the book’s becoming, threaded throughout the text. Lewis returns again and again to the surprise of why and how he came to be doing this work of reclaiming scamming as reparations. I think of this surprise as linked to the “moral suspension” (20) that Lewis claims as his attitude to the scamming...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 19–36.
Published: 01 October 2006
... genealogy of a “mother history.” 1. Ramabai Espinet, The Swinging Bridge (Canada: Harper Collins, 2004). SX21 • October 2006 • Brinda Mehta | 21 The maternal history creates points of suspension between Europe, India, Canada...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 21–40.
Published: 01 September 2001
... power. 5 e suspension was a move that, for the British Colonial Offi ce, was considered to be deeply damaging to the liberal ideology that buttressed empire with benevolent images of enlightening pater- 1 Robertson (Constitutional) Commission: Discussion between the Chairman, the Archbishop...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the Dominican Republic's bid for membership, and Gonsalves is lobbying for the Dominican Republic's suspension from the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas and PetroCaribe. 19 However, CARICOM intervention on this issue is no substitute for a clear position on the situation of Haitian sugarcane workers...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
... form. The choices that she makes about time and place in The Rainmaker's Mistake , and the presence or lack of boundaries between each, indicate that textual representation of the Caribbean requires a loosening, often a complete suspension, of prescribed temporal and spatial boundaries. My...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... talks in an unknown tongue . . . words like “underdevelopment,” “Marx,” “cultural pluralism.” I love my young man. He’s got the black spirit and it’s riding him hard. Lead on Robin. Lead on. (J&L, 46; suspension points in original) Of course...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... island, making society itself an object of reflection precisely in the liminal moment of its suspension. This politics of disjuncture has two key elements. First, it creates a shared space of experience that arises from the breach of the everyday. Second, it provides the conditions of possibility...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to materialize. For Lewis, “The with-held recognition for the crime of slavery—which if fully recognized would signal culpability and come with a compensatory obligation—renders Caribbean nations and their citizens in geographies of suspension, of incomplete liberations, under-realized independences...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... Recasting Maria as the “result of a failed postcolonial experiment”—the failure to launch Puerto Rico out of colonial subjugation, that is—Bonilla insists that the suspension of the dual horizons of imperial statehood and independence generates new articulations of sovereignty and political belonging...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “the MacGuffin,” the essential background for the strivings of slaves, colonists, missionaries, and other concerned imperial subjects, whose efforts held me in suspense.12 What did it mean to survive under those conditions? While Jamaica’s (and Atlantic slavery’s) catastrophic...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of cruelty were listed: ‘unnecessary and excessive whipping, beating, cutting or wounding or … cruelly and unnecessarily biting or tearing with dogs … withholding proper food and sustenance.’ In the very act of curbing gratuitous and extreme cruelty, the meaning of ‘human’ is held in suspension for the slave...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 203–208.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of all, the nature of death, or losing the self into the spectral communities of the dead. 2 When “the past is only a shadow emerging from / nowhere,” the farewell disappears into timeless suspension: the here is present but also abolished when the cry happens. 3 The unavowable community...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2009
... désespéré . . . — Moi ? (48) Les points de suspension retranscrivent sur la page les silences et disent aussi les malen- tendus, les incompréhensions, les malaises d’une communication qui ne parvient pas à s’engager. Cette esthétique de la suggestion et de...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
... process by overcoming authoritarianism and an alienating intellectualism; it also enables people to overcome their false perception of reality.” 27 When the events of 1953 unfolded in Guyana—the victory of the PPP, the celebration, the suspension of the constitution, the arrival of troops...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2004
... the Imperial government and the nationalist movement in British Guiana led to the suspension of the constitution and the fracturing of the nationalist movement. Th e events in 1953 represented a historic reversal of the process of constitutional devolution to which the British...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... disrupts the audience’s suspension of disbelief. As a result, at the play’s conclusion, these select characters draw attention to the staging of the drama as a work of art, a work of literature. In this manner, Drums and Colours satisfies Lamming’s third historical event, the importance of literary...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 2003
....⁴ Speaking to this point, Michel-Rolphe Trouillot ’s Silencing the Past contemplates Haiti and its suspensions in history to eloquently trace the insinuations of power in the production of history from “primary” sources to textbook syntheses.⁵ However, even as he elucidates how...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of littérature-monde. Also, whereas the manifesto states that “francophone” authors are “caught . . . between two or several cultures,” in Haitian writing there is little sense of this cultural suspension or of a fraught, constricting relationship with France and French culture. Although many contem...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the discipline in habitual and conservative directions toward enlarging or embellishing the achievements of an already glorifi ed canon of masters, the suspension of explicitly personal speech on the artist’s part and of answering biographical modes on the critics’ part has...