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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 53–68.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Michael Niblett Arguing for an understanding of the capitalist world-system as the interpretative horizon of world-literature, this essay considers how the formal and stylistic mannerisms of Edgar Mittelholzer's My Bones and My Flute (1955) register the contradictory inflection of capitalist...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Africa as a conceptual frame in Caribbean theory and literature. This essay pushes for a New World African diasporic rethinking of Cape Town as an alternative city-space within such imaginaries—alternative to that for which Harlem has become metonymic: the New Negro and the Renaissance in black literary...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 37–46.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha This essay introduces Sylvia Wynter's “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in a New World,” an unpublished 900-plus-page manuscript written by Wynter in the 1970s. “Black Metamorphosis” is a remarkable manuscript, and it deserves close study for a number of reasons. It is arguably the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 129–145.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aaron Kamugisha “Black Metamorphosis,” Sylvia Wynter's unpublished manuscript of the 1970s, is premised on the idea that the black experience of coloniality is crucial to comprehending the history of the New World. This essay traces the idea of black experience in “Black Metamorphosis” through the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Harvey Neptune Caribbean studies, institutionalized from inception as part of the “third world,” might be beneficially reconceptualized minus the postwar geopolitical presumptions of three worlds and, remapped, instead, within the two-world schema. To resituate the Caribbean this way enables...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... paintings, jewelry, silver, and hundreds upon hundreds of photos that my father took of her in every pose all over the world. She is here where she wants to be, going through her things and laughing at me while she pleads with me to be close, to get down with her on the bed and talk about Haiti all through...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 89–98.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Keithley Woolward Directly engaging the recent manifesto and essay collection calling for a world literature in French, this article considers the creolized, hybrid forms of geopolitical and discursive belonging of the Francophone Caribbean participants as a useful starting point for such a project...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and linguistic borders of postcolonial literature. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 The Ambivalent Transnationalism of a Literature-World—in French Kaiama L. Glover Like the diagnosis of an illness with regard to the doctor, the analysis of the manifesto is empowering for the critic. The...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
...: History, “World Literature,” and the Persistence of the Political Charles Forsdick Postcolonial critics customarily present Edward Said as a foundational figure in their field, yet repeated claims to “ownership” along these lines contradict Said’s protestations, often expressed in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 82–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Nalini Persram Small Axe Incorporated 2004 The Importance of Being Cultural: Nationalist Thought and Jagan’s Colonial World Nalini Persram [O]nly a vulgar reductionist can insist that [nationalism’s] new political possibilities simply “emerge” out of a social structure...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Robert A. Hill This essay examines the role played by George Beckford in grappling critically with the complicated legacy of the plantation system. It focuses on the transition from his role in the New World group to his participation in the Abeng newspaper group in Jamaica, in 1969. The essay...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the world are in constant connectedness to each other, capitalism being only the crudest example of this reality. Finally Chamoiseau queries the extent to which the term `postcolonial' can be a useful one for formerly colonised peoples, given the risk that it might sanctify or give undue...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Bonnie Thomas Rodney Saint-Éloi is one of the most exciting contemporary writers of Haitian origin, and yet his work is little studied in the academic world. Saint-Éloi, who was born in Haiti in 1963 and migrated to Montreal, Canada, in 2001, has maintained a long and distinguished career as an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2019
...David Scott Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 In memory of Teshome Gabriel I had imagined arriving in Addis Ababa to the thumping soundtrack of Dennis Brown’s “The Promised Land” or Third World’s “Journey to Addis,” full, in other words, of the rhythms of an enchanted...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 64–77.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Natalie L. Belisle This essay mines the concept of untranslatability in two texts by Eduardo Lalo: Los países invisibles and La inutilidad. The analysis interrogates the juridical implications of translation within the “world republic of letters,” which ostensibly accrues literary capital to texts...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Michael Eldridge Just after World War II, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation hired the Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Caresser to host a weekly program airing on its nationwide network and its fledgling International Service. His engagement, this essay argues, had less to do with “carry[ing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Vanessa Agard-Jones As we consider the points of articulation between and among scales of analysis, Michel-Rolph Trouillot's theorization of how small places matter in the world, and further, of how seemingly marginal people might be central to our understanding of systems of power, remains an...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Pablo F. Gómez This essay offers the Spanish Caribbean as a showcase for the central role black Atlantic healers and their culture played in shaping the Atlantic world of knowledge production about the body and the natural world during the seventeenth century. The author examines how...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... refer to as “an organic relationship to the emergence of new world order.” In this case, the new world order is institutional structures that determine where, when, and in what context certain conversations about power, access, and social change can and should occur. What is most striking, however, is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 107–114.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to the world and the mode it instills. Still, “letting oneself be spoken” does not go without a “letting go,” without rupture or distancing, the whole body seized and worn down, for most of us, by a shrinking world, by a threadbare language. What we need is to turn around, go the other way. There is...