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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... The sentence moves forward through the country, like a road, becoming an allegory of the need to link together the country, the sugarcane fields, and the surrounding sea. In other words, the narration adopts the movements of Martinique's landscape, and its rhythm indirectly follows nature's moods, suggesting...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Michael Manley: The Making of a Leader (Kingston: Heinemann, 1989); F. S. J. Ledgister, Michael Manley and Jamaican Democracy, 1972–1980: The Word Is Love (New York: Lexington, 2014); and Godfrey Smith, Michael Manley: The Biography (Kingston: Ian Randle, 2016). 12 Michael Manley...
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Published: 01 July 2021
Figures 2 and 3 Front and back covers of Edward [Kamau] Brathwaite’s spoken word albums Masks , 1968 (Argo, London, Mono PLP 1183), and Islands , 1973 (Argo, London, PLP 1184/5). Photographs by Mathieu Bonnefont More
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 16–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
... memory is not accessible in any direct or straightforward way, the art that results from or expresses trauma cannot be seen to offer a mimetic reflection of that experience. Cathy Caruth calls trauma “the story of a wound that cries out,” expressing itself as “insistently recurring words or figures...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 100–107.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Grégory Pierrot This essay presents and studies five different words used in French to express the notion of Blackness . The five words analyzed— nègre , noir , black , renoi , and négro —entered the French language between the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth century...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154–163.
Published: 01 July 2011
... black man in a pin-striped suit. He is shown holding a glass, with a huge green bottle and the words “Ready to Tanqueray?” in the background. “This is how we will live when we get to Florida,” the captain assures Lemuel, but the journey to Florida is the farthest thing from luxurious. © 2011 by Small...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... politics of pleasure and the cultural work that live soca performances achieve through the creation of what I refer to as intimacies . Drawing on Lisa Lowe's critical insights, I use the word “intimacy” in two ways: to speak about the spatial proximity soca helps create, and to address the variety...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) to redress legal and social discrimination against sexual minorities continue the efforts of the GFM to create, in Benedict Andersen's famous words, an “imagined community,” I argue for a historical understanding of the print-mediated community generated by the Gaily...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that presided in its cultural and economic development seem to radically distance Japanese society from any permeability to the problematics raised by creolity. However, the word “creole” is nowadays called upon to support the most current questions of Japanese society. In what way can the Japanese situation...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Urayoán Noel This essay reads the eccentricities of William Carlos Williams's translations from the Spanish, collected in By Word of Mouth (2011), as extensions of the archipelic and hemispheric poetics developed in such early works as Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920) and In the American Grain...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 36–52.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., loudspeakers, words, and sounds become actants in this story. This essay looks at what difference they made in the waning moments of British rule in Jamaica and whether it might it be useful to attend to the role of sound in discussions of governance and colonial encounters. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 “Let...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 107–114.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monchoachi In relating to language (in the poetic relating to language) listening precedes the “answer,” for it is the condition of the “answer well.” And the “answer well” by the poet, who stands face to face with the word that language speaks, is an “answer” that is accorded , that is attentive...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of these children. This essay explores English slave codes regarding reproduction under slavery alongside the experience of reproduction to suggest that legislative silences are not the final word on race and reproduction. The presumption that their children would also be enslaved produced a visceral understanding...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 244–253.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Gaiutra Bahadur The author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture , a narrative history about indentured women, discusses researching and narrating the lives of subjects missing, at least in their own words, from the archives. She reflects on the possibilities of the personal and the present...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-contributor to the formation of the Jamaican diaspora and a social force transmitted in mutable form across its geographic expanse. In other words, A Brief History of Seven Killings thematizes the reverberations across transnational Jamaican society of a violence born of neo-imperialism and perpetuated...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 123–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... for the translator. It treats the part played by the requirement that a translator “write” the work again after the author’s first writing and how this relates to the expected readers of both the “original” and the translation. A solution is found in how words within a text can function to guide a translator...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., and bredren , a word initially constructed in Rastafarian lexicon as a masculinist expression of collective solidarity. Examining the construction of gaydren highlights the cultural work of Jamaican activists as they transform North Atlantic political discourses to align with the particular contingencies...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Century to the Present (2018) is that efforts against antiblackness (and a concomitant anti-Haitianness) in the Dominican Republic cannot be accompanied by the tired chastisement that Dominicans do not perform their African descent in ways appealing to the US gaze. In other words, the faster we can accept...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 133–143.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Rican poetry—has provided the author with insight about the colonial conditions that structure translation as word-making practice, survival strategy, and decolonial methodology. In collaborating with Puerto Rican writers, translators, investigators, and scholars and sustaining a dialogue with a long...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., presumably Taino chieftain Anacaona, on the pedestal base, writing words of praise to the admiral, who stood atop the monument. This essay explores how Anacaona’s racialized and gendered body symbolically validated a public nationalist discourse, while arguably erasing the roles that Blacks and Indigenous...
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