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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the Caribbean (and of the Caribbean in translation). Drawing on a number of examples, ranging from the relief effort following the Haitian earthquake in 2010 to current CARIFORUM and CARICOM language policy, the discussion focuses on the region as a translation zone. The essay concludes that although...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ). Cultural and linguistic interaction in contact zones or in borderlands of empire like the Caribbean include innovative translators, poets, and theorists of the hispanophone Caribbean diaspora who articulate in-between subjectivity, bilingual poetic forms, and the constant work of cultural translation...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... relies on an ongoing process of conversion between ethnographic and literary modes of representation. 22 See Apter, Translation Zone , 180–82, 189–90. 21 Walter Benjamin, “The Task of the Translator,” in Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2016
...: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995). 26 Emily Apter, The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006). 25 Homar, “Luis Rafael Sánchez: Counterpoints,” 14–15...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
... du Lamentin (Paris: Gallimard, 2005), 143. 11 Emily Apter, Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability (London: Verso, 2013), 326. 12 Emily Apter, The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006), 86, 86–87...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., chap. 1. 37 Thomas Graham Grier, On the Canal Zone, Panama (Chicago: Wagner and Hanson, 1908), 17. 38 James Tolliver, letter to Harry F. Hodges, 17 May 1910, Freak Letters (Obscene), NARA. 39 T. B. Miskimon, memorandum to Colonel George Goethals, 27 May 1910, Freak Letters...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... et la différence (Paris: Seuil, 1967), 418 (all translations mine). 13 Ibid. 12 Jean Léry, Histoire d'un voyage faict en la terre de Brésil , autrement dite Amérique (La Rochelle: Pour Antoine Chuppin, 1578), 241 (italics in original). This is a scanned first edition, published...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as attempts at return to preslavery African roots. In the case of the anglophone Caribbean at the fin de siècle, South Africa—and the Cape, in particular—offered a special point for exchange more so than the United States, other linguistic zones of the region (French, Spanish, or Dutch), or the rest...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 194–202.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Richard Drayton Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) examined, of course, how European imperialism turned Africa into a subordinate zone of the world economy. But beyond that, this essay seeks to show how Rodney explored, with Marxist and Caribbean tools, the complex problem...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 111–120.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Glissant, Poétique de la Relation (Paris: Gallimard, 1990); translated into English by Betsy Wing as Poetics of Relation (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997). 5 See Peter Hallward, Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing Between the Singular and the Specific (Manchester: Manchester...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of my trip, I had been connected virtually to Jack Agüeros (1934–2014), a New York Puerto Rican community activist, poet, writer, and translator and the former director of El Museo del Barrio. Agüeros had authored four collections of poetry, but my real interest in meeting him during my summer research...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of indentureship. Her writing has appeared in Small Axe, Macomère, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Habitat International, Interventions , and Ex Plus Ultra ; in the edited collection Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery and Its Discourses (2010...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
... are instituted and maintained by the work of coloniality in the colony—the racial order born from yet that exceeds the territorial condition. 6 Santiago Muñoz’s work on Vieques attends to this slow violence, listening to this blatant war zone in “folded” indeed reordered image-sounds, I want to suggest. 7...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Lucia, this left multilingual populations with few ties to the state claiming treaty rights over them. Meanwhile, several generations would pass before the nascent continental republics could begin to contend for effective control of the zones of refuge created in the colonial era. As the nineteenth...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 15–31.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., and feminist—rather than patriarchal settler state—sovereignty. A crucial part of this endeavor entailed translating communal memory onto canvas and illuminating the significant, albeit curtailed, ways in which local forms of autonomy were always already present. Figure 1 June Beer, Corn Island vista...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... the present malaise, the quotidian nihilism reflected in the depressingly familiar statistics of carnage: two more children murdered; another reprisal killing, another police shooting, more wounding and maiming. And yet there are times when Agamben’s concepts translate all too well, appear all too...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., as David Scott has suggested, some of the narratives and assumptions that have shaped anticolonial and postcolonial thought and activity. 18 Moreover, the ambivalence that characterizes “At Last I Am Free” and Hurston's text can be read, I would argue, as evidence of an implicitly gendered zone...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the ways capitalism “sets out to reduce, man (people), all men (people), any men (people), to so many units of labor power,” Wynter's notion of “underlife” marks a zone of existence that exceeds the logic of capitalist production (17). 14 The underlife, for Wynter, is represented in the provision ground...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... blocs. The field needs to help us address the following problems: relying on the insular metaphor to name a region whose population in large part inhabits continental land masses; making pan-Caribbean claims based on the knowledge (often partial) of only one linguistic zone; uncritically embracing...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
... zones. 8 First, a subtle but powerful geographical slippage marks the primary difference between Gilroy's and Dayan's deployment of Glissant. For Gilroy, Dash's translation seeks a “Caribbean” authenticity when, in fact, Glissant's ideas exist in the movement and exchange of the black Atlantic...