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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Anne McClintock The question is still open: what is the purpose of Guantanamo Bay? Why torture people whom the government and the interrogators know are innocent? What kind of U.S. empire now extends its filaments throughout the global gulag of interrogation prisons, torture-ships and internment...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the infamous Code Noir and her equally blistering account of a well-known instance of settler violence, that of the planter Nicolas Lejeune, whose prosecution for torture in 1788 has recently been examined from a decidedly more sanguine perspective by legal historian Malick Ghachem. Contrasting Dayan...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Katherine McKittrick’s and Sylvia Wynter’s work on plantation geographies, the author argues that the gulley, a site of mass burial in the center of the song, was also a site of Black cultural expression and futurity—a place where death and life, torture and escape, enslavement and freedom collided...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of punishment and humiliation that discards personal identity in favor of degradation, torture, and ignominy. Counter to dominant imaginations of prison abuses, this extra violence is inflicted primarily through deprivation. In 2004 the world was shocked by the leaked photographs of American soldiers...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 112–118.
Published: 01 June 2008
... series of lithographs entitled Creole Portraits (2002–2003), in which the (imagined) subjects are similarly inverted, each portrait illustrates tools of torture used during slavery entwined within intricately braided hair. Iron collars, bridles, shackles, and a “man-trap” appear as horrific...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2019
... aimed at appeasing her unmerciful God; Dawit disappears from his family and joins the militant student underground engaged in dangerous subversive activity; and Hailu is summoned to a notorious prison, where he is interrogated and tortured for having killed one of his patients—humanely, in his view...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the end, when the characters die after being tortured in prison. axe In Colèree the occupation of the land throws this family into a crisis. Th e land has a history; it has been passed on from one generation to the next, and a great-grandfather is buried on the property. Th e...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
... for revenge, torture for torture” (ibid These calls for revenge are at times politically motivated, and emerge out 2. Yanick Lahens, Tante Résia et les dieux (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1994), 9–25. 3. Lyonel Trouillot, Street of Lost Footsteps, trans. Linda Coverdale (Lincoln: University of Nebraska...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the racially marginalized, the weak, and the socially oppressed, I recall Pollock and Maitland’s insight into the witchcraft behind the law: “Where there is no torture there can be little witchcraft. . . . Sorcery is a crime created by the measures which are taken for its suppression.”6...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 164–173.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and military remain seemingly untouchable antagonists in her narrative, Coard has to decide which bits of herself can be wrested free in the context of incarceration, isolation, and torture. She must do this in the wake of the political crisis of October 1983 and the assassinations of her former colleagues...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... president Elie Lescot, and Depestre's later militance in Cuba alongside Che Guevara; and Alexis's involvement in multiple syndicalist movements and, ultimately, his torture, imprisonment, and murder on the orders of François Duvalier in 1961. In each instance the writer's political “credibility,” so...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and vulnerability as a condition of both empire and military personnel. Reading the prison at Guantánamo as a territorial embodiment of paranoia and the torture at Abu Ghraib as paranoia incarnate, she calls our attention to the technologies of vision deployed by the state in the exercise...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2023
... sale and maximum exploitation of enslaved bodies, how this right was solemnly protected even when sovereign European rulers changed, and how slave owners viewed torture and random executions of enslaved bodies as inherent to their property rights. “Every new ruler that violently took possession...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of military violence, terror, and torture with earlier forms of Duvalierist state violence, even as she elaborates on the transnational tentacles of state apparati and violent regimes. Through the figure of Constant, who was affiliated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Danticat also connects...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 81–84.
Published: 01 September 2001
... were swollen. ssmallmall en the questioning followed. But since he refused to speak, the blows on his body, his face, aaxexe his hands, intensifi ed. One of the torturers is a heavyweight with a frightening nickname. He wears no uniform. Two large scars criss-cross his right cheek...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 71–82.
Published: 01 October 2008
... for possibilities of distillation in examining landscapes of return. 78 | SX27 • Home Is Where the Heart Is The Dew Breaker reconstructs the life a hardworking barber, now living in Brooklyn, who was once a torturer or “Dew Breaker” in Haiti under the Duvalier Regime. The major- ity...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and song? What are the protocols and limits that shape the narratives written as counter- history, an aspiration that isn’t a prophylactic against the risks posed by reiterating violent speech and depicting again rituals of torture? How does one revisit the scene of subjection...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
...—quite ordinary food. They die quite ordinary deaths from quite ordinary accidents, quite ordinary tortures, quite ordinary diseases. Accidents so ordinary that they could be prevented. Tortures so ordinary that the international press does not even mention them. Diseases so ordinary that they are easily...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
... on processes of transitional justice, aaxexe truth and reconciliation commissions, state-sponsored torture, state impunity, systemic violence, repression, war crimes, and human rights violations presciently foregrounded the very issues raised today by the publication of photos of Iraqi...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 76–82.
Published: 01 February 2007
... that condemned them to death have been glossed over. Confessions that were signed under torture were accepted as truth. Witnesses’ stories could not be corroborated, and the jury chosen under a questionable selection process was vocally asserting guilt before the trial even began. After...