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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that De Kom’s narrative tackles in unique ways—and on the question of time. The author attempts to displace De Kom’s book away from its entanglement of political and intellectual connections and toward the diverse temporalities of Suriname’s decolonial struggles, seeking to explore what could be called...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Faith Smith Maureen Warner-Lewis’s extraordinary body of cultural criticism proposes a new temporal engagement with the place of the African continent in the Caribbean. Her work and career suggest some of the dispositions of the Mona Generation (UWI) of the mid-1960s to early 1970s. Read against...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 147–176.
Published: 01 November 2023
... accumulation or accumulation by dispossession, which, as HEUA underscores, is not a new phenomenon. 62 michaeline.crichlow@duke.edu © Small Axe, Inc. 2023 Development decolonization ecology temporal-entanglements marginality Within the logic of our present behavior-orienting...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
... argue that Rodney’s interrogation of multiple entangled temporalities in African history is linked closely to his vision that liberation is an intergenerational project. We might usefully read this ambition and HEUA through the lens of George Lamming’s Season of Adventure (1960). Lamming...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in reflecting on where we are speaking from, but also when we are speaking from, as a question of temporality and generational positioning. Caribbean theorists, writers, artists, and activists offer us productive theoretical interrogations of the convergent and divergent crossroads that constitute “now...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 89–98.
Published: 01 November 2010
.../colonized; and (2) elaborate a literature written in local, national, or global spaces across different and multiple spatialities and temporalities. The answer is to be found in the Tout-monde, or world-totality, a rearticulation of Relation, a central concept in Glissant’s thought...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 201–208.
Published: 01 July 2017
... orientations of the work as well as its analytical targets. The essay situates Non-Sovereign Futures within a larger problem-space of political disenchantment, argues for the need to deprovincialize the Caribbean, and brings into question perduring scholarly entanglements with the traditions of Western...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., interrupted, and invaded by the cold-war structure.” 4 Serving from its post-postcolonial generational vantage point as a temporal and spatial corrective to the tendencies of postcolonial and area studies, fields often blind to their own Cold War origins and entanglements, Marlon James’s A Brief History...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the “image bursts forth in the simple repetition of analogous sounds, which, in creating onomatopoeia, accentuate the musicality of the idiom,” that lent this “resonant instrument” its power. 14 Brathwaite anticipated Alexander Weheliye's recognition of the entangled nature of sonic blackness...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of difference, and characterized Haitian-Dominican relations as an eternal antagonistic “cockfight” over the island. Drawing on a recent turn in the scholarship, the author argues that a transnational lens of polyrhythmic intra-action and tension has emerged—rather than a “cockfight”—that focus on entanglements...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2015
... However, blackness is not imposed as the final word on the installations in question; rather, it opens up the works' dialogical construction and complex material entanglement. 52 Accordingly, the book weds close looking and social engagement to make clear how the very process of vision itself...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 178–185.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Rivke Jaffe This review essay enters into conversation with Greg Beckett’s 2019 There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince to think through the geographies and temporalities of how crisis is known. Focusing on the urban Caribbean, it interrogates broadly circulating...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 177–184.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Michelle Stephens This assessment of Leon Wainwright's recent monograph, Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (2011), focuses on the temporal dimensions of Caribbean art production and reception, including the reception of Caribbean art in the United Kingdom and United States as being...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 40–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Jocelyne Guilbault Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Audible Entanglements: Nation and Diasporas in Trinidad’s Calypso Music Scene Jocelyne Guilbault n 1963 the Mighty Sparrow was crowned calypso king when he performed the song “Kennedy.” In newly independent Trinidad...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Leniqueca A. Welcome Looking ethnographically at the 2018 flooding of Greenvale Park, Trinidad, and in conversation with disasters and their aftershocks throughout the region, this essay explores the entanglements of crisis, loss, and liberation. Drawing on the grassroot responses to recent not-so...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 67–77.
Published: 01 July 2020
... is filled with people picking up their bunches of bananas, many seeing each other for the first time since Hugo. 17 For Lorde, Hugo inaugurates a temporal rupture. Postdisaster time is defined less by the contours of the capitalist working day than by repertoires of solidarity and care. She does...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2014
... framework for thinking” that takes as its starting point the interlocking of temporalities, to understand more fully the role of the past in the present. Thomas develops this framework to provide a more nuanced analysis of Jamaica's “exceptional violence” than has until now been proffered, moving beyond...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of nations and diasporas are so thoroughly entangled that the idea of colonial history's ultimate settlement is at best nonsensical and at worst a strategic disavowal of that history's systemic propagation. 66 This returns me to debt's present academic popularity. Within his definition of debt, David...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 80–99.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., however, also represents a shared ecosystem, with entangled seas, climates, borders—linked landscape ecologies that constitute a second set of shared themes across the archipelagic Caribbean. As a geohistorical space, the contemporary Caribbean could also be described as made up of mangrove-like...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 184–192.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to be caught up in the tragic aftermath of the failure of such projects. 12 Yet there is another possibility, suggested both by the history of marronage and by contemporary forms of what Bonilla calls strategic entanglement . For Bonilla, the historical experience of marronage provides a new way of reading...