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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 163–168.
Published: 01 March 2022
... (paperback) Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 Scammers Yard Jovan Scott Lewis reparations respectability performativity writerly surprise Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica is both an entertaining and a scholarly read. 1 It has the feel...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., when everything there seems to have grown only worse and worse. Every- thing, that is, except the art, which has grown only richer and stranger. Not surprising perhaps, since Haitian art has been locked in a danse macabre with its own history, certainly since...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and Confiant. Chamoiseau's prodigious novel Biblique des derniers gestes masterfully illustrates the ways the essayistic mode can be conjugated with oraliture , the themes of Caribbean contes , and regional specificity to produce a surprising, destabilizing, and perhaps unprecedented kind of text...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., are striking—the swank Derek Walcott, sullen V. S. Naipaul, and smiling George Lamming conjure a formidable writerly gaze. Yet, the amateurish, tawdry advertisements that swallowed a full quarter of the opening pages of the article on both Sunday, 20 February, and Sunday, 27 February, repudiate any nostalgic...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 64–79.
Published: 01 March 2005
... is vulnerable to the vagaries of international trade, lies in his being the epitome of survival which holds out the hope that anyone can transcend the limitations of his condition Th us, in building on Parvanisini- Gebert’s call for strategic writerly tricksterishness, I will explore the strategies...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... —Colin Channer, Waiting in Vain (describing Adrian J. “Fire” Heath) [Readers] willingly acknowledge that what they enjoy most about romance reading is the opportunity to project themselves into the story, to become the heroine, and thus to share her surprise and slowly awakening pleasure at being so...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and Bourbon restoration attest, Haitians were not the only ones to revert to monarchy before securing the political promise of an egalitarian revolution.31 It is, furthermore, not entirely surprising that Haiti would go the 25 For concise treatments of the succession of Haitian leaders...