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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Michael McMillan West Indian identity was created in the context of Diasporic migration and the West Indian front room as the `special' room designated in the domestic interiors of migrants was reserved for guests with restricted access to children. In response to the trauma of displacement...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Glyne Griffith Small Axe Incorporated 2001 Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature Glyne Griffi th etween 1943 and 1958, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), through its General Overseas Service...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 41–59.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Faith Smith Small Axe Incorporated 2001 “You Know You’re West Indian if . . Codes of Authenticity in Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain Faith Smith he moment that makes Colin Channer’s Waiting in Vain possible is marked by the anxieties of a global Caribbean community...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Kim Robinson-Walcott Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Claiming an Identity We Thought They Despised: Contemporary White West Indian Writers and Their Negotiation of Race Kim Robinson-Walcott It is not a question of relinquishing privilege. It is a question of grasping more...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 100–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Black Internationalisms: West Indian Radicals and The Practice of Diaspora Michelle Stephens ne of Claude McKay’s unique contributions to the fi eld of transnational black studies was his ability to bridge the multiple cultural worlds of the African dias- Opora. As much...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... about otherness and difference constituted in relation to the universal unmarked category of the West. Second, that this relation between anthropology and alterity can be fully exposed only by tracing the historical emergence of the West through its imaginative and material relations with others...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard Taken together, C. L. R. James’s 1933 political pamphlet The Case for West-Indian Self Government and 1936 novel Minty Alley reveal the author’s competing visions of relations between Africans and Indians in the British West Indies. In The Case for West-Indian Self...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Alison Donnell This essay explores the particular importance conferred on literary expression within a wide range of writings dedicated to understanding and responding to the project of the West Indies Federation. Although federation was conceived, and briefly achieved, as a political expression...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Raphael Dalleo Examining the West Indies Federation during the twentieth century against the backdrop of the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934 shows the complex roots of decolonization and helps us understand the occupation as a foundational event for the twentieth-century Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2022
...David Scott das133@columbia.edu Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 George Lamming (1927–2022) was the last West Indian. I mean by this not only that he was the last genuine regionalist, the last intellectual and artist for whom the British colonies of the Caribbean could...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 9. A section of Back-a-Wall, in West Kingston, in 1962. The destruction of poor people's homes began here in 1963. © 1962 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 15. The Police chasing University of the West Indies students who were demonstrating against the banning of Walter Rodney, October 1968. © 1968 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 3 “Typical home of West Indian laborer, Golden Green,” Panama Canal Zone, ca. 1908. Photograph by Ernest Hallen. National Archives and Records Administration Still Pictures Department. More
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Published: 01 March 2015
Pum-Pum Tun-up East and West , from the Church is in session series, 2012. Earthernware, 12 × 5 × 8 in. More
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Edward Baugh A republication of Edward Baugh's essay “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History,” previously published in Tapia in 1977. 3 See John Figueroa, “A Note on Derek Walcott's Concern with Nothing,” Revista Interamericana 4, no. 3 (1974): 422–28. 2 V. S...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... around a politics of race and class. 5 Derek Walcott, “The Figure of Crusoe” (unpublished paper, 1965, University of the West Indies Library, Trinidad), 11. Baugh quotes Walcott's essay at the end of “Quarrel.” 4 Louis James, The Islands In Between (London: Oxford University Press, 1968...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... that defined Caribbean writers' relation to the past. 10 Ibid., 11. 9 George Lamming, The Pleasures of Exile (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992), 25. 8 Nana Wilson-Tagoe, Historical Thought and Literary Representation in West Indian Literature (Kingston: The Press University...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
... definition of Black Power in the West Indies in The Groundings with My Brothers (published after his expulsion from Jamaica in 1968), in which he defined “Black” as an anticapitalist political orientation that encompassed the working-class descendants of enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. 45...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2004
... project. Its program for mul- tiracial unity is still, however, an urgent need in Guyana. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to express thanks to Eusi Kwayana, Ed Ferguson, Andaiye, Sara Abraham, and Michael West for their comments on earlier versions of this essay...