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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... implications of Awai's work, as an artist striving to represent her Caribbean and diaspora experience in an art practice that moves between mediums. This movement is interpreted as a way of figuring the slippery relationship between multiple perceptual dimensions and real worlds. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a characteristic work; not unlike his narrative fictions, Bicentenaire (2004), for example, or La belle amour humaine (2011), what you have here is a figuration of the real, an alchemical concentration of the real. The poem neither reflects nor redacts reality. It is, rather, its essence . For what...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Jane Bryce When St. Lucian-descended Black British artist Isaac Julien presented his avant-garde triple-screen video work Paradise Omeros at a Festival of African and Caribbean Film in Barbados, a member of the audience commended him on the work but regretted it was not being shown to the “real...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Allison Thompson Sonia Boyce's two-screen video, Crop-Over , visually samples the many traditions, histories and cultural practices that inform this Barbadian festival, culminating with the carnivalesque parade known as Kadooment. Presenting a wide range of related performances, some real and some...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, in 2004. Incorporating both self- and peer reflection, their remarks provide historical and critical context for their own and each other's work. They also address the Caribbean as influence and inspiration, and as both a real and an imagined site. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the perspective of a bird circling above Martinique. The essay claims that the regime of visibility is closely connected to the real, while carrying an almost mythic coefficient. It is precisely this double, paradoxical, capacity of the visual that will appear in full force in the novel, taking identity politics...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and reflect empiricist desires in literature, gesturing toward a fictional form that would connect with the Real in ways that earlier modes of Caribbean writing could not; and, finally, they become figural modes in fictional texts, informing the créolistes ’ senses of narrative and characterology. Copyright...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and in the current rounds of colonial settlement through tax haven conditions in the realm of real estate. The essay shifts the language of anticolonial sensorial errancy to decolonial sensorial errancy to focus on the forms of “slow violence” of economic invasion/ control, the productivity of which presses us...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... from nationalist Martinican intellectual to poet-philosopher of the Tout-monde . Giving real weight to Glissant's own claim that Poétique de la Relation (1990) must be understood as a “spiral retelling” of Le discours antillais (1981), Hantel explores Glissant's translative movement from...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
... attached to it and ceases to be a real place where real people live everyday experiences. 4. Jost Krippendorf, The Holiday Makers: Understanding the Impact of Travel and Leisure, trans. Vera Andrassy (Oxford: Heinemann, 1999), xv xvi. 5. World Leisure and Recreation Assoc., Beyond Survival: Leisure...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
...- ness, a place to anchor the chain, tangled though it may be, of events that occur in the play. The audience could, following this line of reasoning, accept the opening and closing of the play as linear and “real” in the fiction of the theater. But Walcott refuses to provide that type...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
... American ideological landscape: reduced and determined by its historical and geographical contexts rather than by the people. Discussing the concepts of, first, the “marvelous real” and, later, magical realism allows me to connect power and oppression in Latin American dictator novels with political...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
... no hope of a civilized future for the island of Jamaica. The idea that the story told in From Harvey River is almost too good to be true also raises questions for me about how and why extremely negative portraits of Caribbean life are now assumed to be true and real, while...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 179–188.
Published: 01 July 2023
... the disembodied—and we presume maternal—voice that hovers in “Girl,” here the boy’s interlocutor holds a frighteningly embodied materiality in “Father Larry (not his real name).” At the risk of putting too fine a point on the parenthetical, let us for a moment consider “not his real name” as it holds value...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 254–262.
Published: 01 November 2023
...? Doesn’t that purpose—slavery is justified, Blacks are inferior—still hold? And, in his inauthentic “transcription” of Blackness, doesn’t Williams create an authentic fictional narrative: unpalatable, yes, but real enough in its imaginative zeal? What the archives confront us with is a bunch of lying liars...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 108–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., extremely innovatory—under- graduate course on French Caribbean literature. I read Le quatrième siècle, one of the novels that she was teaching, and it made a profound impression on me: to discover a novel of such scope and intensity by someone I had never heard of was a real revelation. As I went...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
...—for example, the idea of an “African culture” that was supposedly maintained in the Maroon communities at a “genuine remove from surrounding Jamaican culture” (229). However, against this background, the general direction of which is to argue that slave abolition was a merely “simulacral event,” not a real...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 103–114.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to the complicated realities of Martinique—has opened his work up to the complexity of the Glissantian “Tout-monde,” of ambiguous identities, of all that is unknown in creolization: that is, to the Real, to the unconscious, and to a veritable imaginaire of all that is new and unprecedented. 1 From Éloge de...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 135–142.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., and invitations to return to the colonial ideal are never buried very deeply in the subtext of tourism marketing materials. The past feeds the present, of course, but in the Caribbean, it lives in the present as well. I examine the ways the sublime becomes real. I am interested...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 93–99.
Published: 01 November 2009
... temporality. Approaching the question in the best way can become an objective in itself. It seems that it does not depend solely on the order of the visible, because our memory disturbs it, and the common (synthetic) gaze or marginal vision can be enough to sense it. As a result, the real...