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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Government , James proclaims that West Indian societies are fit to govern their own affairs because they are modern and harmonious. However, James’s argument contradicts his literary sketches of the barrack yard in Minty Alley . The novel features a fractious relationship between Benoit and Mrs. Rouse...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 135–153.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Stephen Narain “Battie Boy,” set in 1950s Barbados, explores a young boy's decision to fight the taunts thrown at him by school-yard bullies. It traces his realization that, to truly come of age, he must find a space where he can think and grow on his own terms. © 2011 by Small Axe, Inc. 2011...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 243–262.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., calling attention to the damage done to women. The phallic bones in Bone Yard wag, flaunting their masculine power, but death, burial, and the end/beginning are part of the journey. From the ashes of the Phoenix, we leap into life and go home. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 ...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 170–177.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to exchange a few words with a person who spending more time in your yard than you. Everyone in our suburban area of houses scrambling along the face of the steep hill slope have a favourite Ghost story. When we meet up at one another house for breakfast after church on a Sunday morning, was always...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... is a representative of the Trini- dadian “anti-establishment” fiction of the 1920s and 1930s, dubbed barrack-yard literature.2 The novel is quite radical for its time, having a lesbian or bisexual relationship as central to the complications of the plot. Kincaid’s memoir chronicles the death of her brother Devon...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 88–110.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Central Village day as Dassa slammed the door to make her way across the hard dusty yard and to the standpipe near the fence. The wash pan was full. She lifted the heavy oversized basin and staggered angrily, half crouched, to the zinc enclosure attached to her one-room side of the house. She...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154–163.
Published: 01 July 2011
... the boat and hid under the dock, where he clutched one of the thick supporting posts and gasped for air. What seemed like another lifetime later, when his breathing had returned to normal, he eased himself onto the dock and surveyed the expansive yard before him. A retaining wall...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 138–142.
Published: 01 July 2015
... no experience with Jamaican flora, my Canadian wife is prone to giving my mother free rein in the yard. Tressa does not know that my mother's expertise in gardening is limited to pilfering plants from other people's yards and replanting them in old paint cans and rubber tires, in leaking metal wash pans...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 73–79.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., or better still, on a plane to Saint Lucia, to mount again Maynard Hill, to cook chicken back till it burns, to sit on a stone in her yard, eating the kwas straight from the pot. And still her sacrum recalls the sweetheart kitchen chair, wrought iron, Not the fish’s flesh but its...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 46–71.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the urban “yard.” In addition to historically contextualizing elements of the speculation aaxexe script and fi lm, this article will investigate both Henzell’s and Rhone’s signifi cant con- tributions to the process. PORTRAITS OF RASTAFARIANS AND RUDE BOYS IN HENZELL’S SPECULATION...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 133–148.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a village    a town  a yard a whole yard   daquan     mafia      soca boy tattoo littered biceps gold chain embellishments pants crotch crouching on bony knee-bone backside outside weed smokin' beer drinkin' dice rollin' unconscionables...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2007
... tree in the yard near where my grandaunt’s house used to be, the same place where my cousin’s house, built after his return from England, now stands. It was the same coconut tree that, before Janet, used to be behind the house, on the hill separating us from another cousin on the piece of family...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 150–159.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Ladbrook Grove, the Jamaican and Trinidadian communities are where I found solace, listening to the narratives and the stories about back-ah-yard. Those of us born in foreign (the British isles) envied those of us born over so (the Caribbean isles). In effect we were deconstructing race and class...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 247–255.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the Ramleela at Felicity as theatre when it was faith. They believed in what they were playing, in the sacredness of the text, the validity of India. I want to submit the following artefacts: Artefact 00:01: Circumnavigate the first yard This was the beginning of my education in harsh measures...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Thistlewood next skips three subjects to arrive at “Anatomy,” from which he copies the agriculturally resonant yet sexually inflected definitions of “yard” and “seed.” In the book that is his source these terms refer not to the measuring of ground and the seeds of plants but to the human penis and its...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 19–39.
Published: 01 June 2006
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 160–167.
Published: 01 July 2010
... hospitality into a guesthouse business. All this, however, is interrupted by the global impact of World War II. The wartime short- ages of gasoline and automotive parts force Marcus to close his garage business. They sell their home and move to a tenement yard in Kingston...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 124–134.
Published: 01 July 2011
... do hold you down like death itself: amen, and amen going through the zinc roof and down the hill into those well-swept yards, quiet like settled ashes. 35 • July 2011 • Ishion...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 118–129.
Published: 01 July 2010
... about the sea, how deceptive blue is, how thirsty I have been. 32 • July 2010 • Tanya Shirley  |  121 Again August. Beneath yards of white cotton...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of working-class women in transgressive “street culture” or in the culture of the Caribbean “yard.” Alternatively, they might point to the transgres- sive practices of women in carnival, from the famed and sometimes feared jamettes of carnival in nineteenth-century Trinidad, to the erotic public display...