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Small Axe (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...
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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. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 painter and poet walked the hot road, history-less. —Derek Walcott, Another Life With the possible...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... that defined Caribbean writers' relation to the past. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Edward Baugh's “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History” is a seminal contribution to postcolonial anglophone Caribbean criticism, and it is probably the most influential and incisive critical exposition...
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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): 64–79.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Ifeona Fulani Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Caribbean Women Writers and the Politics of Style: A Case for Literary Anancyism Ifeona Fulani n the introduction to Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature, Carole Boyce Davies and Elaine Savory Fido invoke the concept...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 13. Dr. Walter Rodney at the Palisadoes International (Norman Manley International Airport) in October 1968, returning to Jamaica from a black writers conference in Canada. The government did not allow him to reenter the island. Figure 13. Dr. Walter Rodney at the Palisadoes More
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rachel Douglas This review engages with fundamental questions regarding postcolonial canon formation and the marginalization of the Haitian Spiralist writers, the theory-centrism of postcolonial criticism, and “showing” versus “telling”—issues raised by Kaiama L. Glover's Haiti Unbound . Using...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez In recent reinterpretations of the Caribbean dictatorial past, Caribbean American writers living in the United States challenge the Latin American dictator novel genre as a discursive tradition that reduces Caribbean culture to specific representations of power, oppression...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 195–205.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Peter James Hudson Held at Montreal’s McGill University from 11 to 14 October 1968, the “Congress of Black Writers: Toward the Second Emancipation—the Dynamics of Black Liberation” was dubbed the largest Black Power conference ever held outside the United States. In Moving Against the System...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 109–124.
Published: 01 July 2021
... with the revolutionary triumph in 1959, and her affiliation to the editorial group El Puente (1961–65). Intersectionality allows an understanding of how Morejón’s self-identification and self-representation as a black revolutionary female writer condition her elaboration of counternarratives that thwart the Eurocentric...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Christy Wampole This analysis shows the affinity between the concept of essayism and the project of créolisation undertaken by Patrick Chamoiseau and other Martinican writers. By translating the essayistic spirit—the will to assay , to try, to attempt, or to strive—to a non-European context...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of the past role of whites in a slave society, the dilemma of white Jamaicans is undeniable. Also undeniable, however, is the fact that the costs of being white are outweighed by the benefits, as the white Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler acknowledges in two autobiographical works. Winkler experiences those...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Bonnie Thomas Renowned Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé has been a practitioner of littérature-monde for decades. Despite her seminal role in French Caribbean literature she has never limited the subject of her writings, nor her physical inhabitation, to a single confined space. Her extensive...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter Hulme On the forty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Cuban writer Roberto Fernández Retamar's influential polemic Calibán , this essay revisits the circumstances in which Fernández Retamar wrote the piece and assesses its continuing significance for the Caribbean as a region. Attention...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 86–98.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Laurence A. Breiner Edward Baugh's essay “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History” (1977) presents the quarrel as a condition rather than an event and investigates this specifically Caribbean psychopathology and the defense mechanisms associated with it. The investigation implicitly...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Lorna Goodison This essay takes the form of a brief tribute to the life and work of Kamau Brathwaite and his first wife, Doris Brathwaite. It is written from the point of view of a writer who knew Kamau personally and who considers herself to be the beneficiary of his immense wisdom and iconoclasm...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... their historical obliteration in Western imaginaries. Three questions guide the commentary: How have Afro-Dominican women been ghosted from national building projects in both the Dominican Republic and the United States? How have Afro-Dominican women writers and performers refused traditional understandings...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of literary multilingualism. Consequently, these writers employ a broad range of literary strategies that enrich decolonial conversations about social transformation by imagining models of communication that challenge colonial language hierarchies. The characters’ alternation between Standard English...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to articulate the political consciousness necessary for change, it could not finally overcome the sources of tension in the region. Importantly, too, the same West Indian writers who symbolized the collective belonging to the region, so cherished by federation, were themselves embroiled in the discordant...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Lucy Swanson This essay examines the second installment of Martinican author Patrick Chamoiseau’s trilogy Une enfance créole , using Chemin-d’école to consider how writers from the Caribbean may deploy magic in their texts in alternative ways to the magical realist mode, which critics have argued...