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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... World Studies. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Forty Years with Césaire, 1968–2008 A. James Arnold Ab s t r a c t : In a no-holds-barred review of his participation in the ongoing interpretation of Aimé Césaire’s poetry and its relationship...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 17–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Winston James Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Becoming the People’s Poet: Claude McKay’s Jamaican Years, 1889-1912 Winston James INTRODUCTION n July 1912 Claude McKay, two months short of his twenty-third birthday, left his island home for study in the United States. McKay would...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Clinton Hutton Jamaica gained her independence from Britain in 1962, after 152 years of Spanish colonialism and 307 years of British colonial rule. The first independence government had to tackle the legacies of colonialism, which included more than 300 years of slavery. But the emerging political...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 109–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Liv Sovik Stuart Hall's work was known in Brazil before the year 2000, but it was after his visit that year and the 2003 publication of a major collection of his work in Portuguese, Da diáspora , that its impact was strongly felt. After a description of that visit and the general influence of his...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 129–139.
Published: 01 November 2018
... twenty-five-year friendship between Maraniss and Benítez-Rojo. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Caribbean fiction in translation Afro-Cuban prose rhythm Antonio Benítez-Rojo In 1982, Antonio Benítez-Rojo lived as a professor of Romance languages at Amherst College. Expected to teach...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the PNP’s execution of its vision and, critically, of the Jamaican population itself, from these literary perspectives. With the PNP’s defeat in 1980, race and class relations quickly reverted to the status quo position of white (light) economic power/black subservience. The year would signify not only...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Caribbean Voices literary radio program broadcast to the region between 1943 and 1958. During this fifteen-year period leading up to federation, Caribbean Voices broadcast West Indian literature, as well as critical commentary by the program’s longest serving editor, Henry Swanzy, that generally emphasized...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Fredrik Thomasson Sweden became a slaveholding nation when it acquired its only Caribbean colony, Saint-Barthélemy—a.k.a. St. Barths or St. Barts—from France in 1784. When the island was retroceded in 1878, the records created during ninety-four years of Swedish Caribbean rule were left behind...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Corine Labridy-Stofle This essay seeks to add a set of novellas written by Raphaël Confiant between 1994 and 1997 to the ongoing conversation surrounding the Éloge de la créolité and its controversial legacy. In the nearly thirty years since its publication, the Éloge and its authors have been...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
... mostly misses the emancipatory and at times radical aspects of James’s feminist thinking, which was developed most fully during his years in the United States (1938–52), the author allows that the omission appears to be not deliberate but an unintended consequence of Kamugisha’s faithful following...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 83–90.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of Morejón’s career in the years leading up to the publication of the book, focusing in part on her silencing by the Cuban state because of earlier activities centered on Afro-Cuban rights. The essay considers the themes and arguments of Nación y mestizaje , recognizing the surfaces, depths, and fissures...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
... literature, postcolonial literature, and Caribbean studies, situating these shifts and movements within and against the backdrop of histories of decolonization. Birbalsingh’s early years in a plantation colony become prologue to his experience of education as a pathway to migration (a brain drain that still...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 155–166.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Arnaldo M. Cruz-Malavé This examination of José Lezama Lima’s groundbreaking essay on the controversial late-nineteenth-century Cuban poet Julián del Casal situates the essay in the postrevolutionary context in which it first appeared in a Havana newspaper in 1941, a year after the ratification...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Ingrid Pollard The Atlantic Ocean as physical and psyche space forms the basis of this work. During the last 600 years, stretches from the eastern shores in the Caribbean and the America's and the western shores and England and Europe, have been the sites of important arrivals and departures. Using...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of slavery, 2004 was the 200 th anniversary of the Haitian Declaration of Independence and 2006 marked 60 years since Martinique and Guadeloupe became part of metropolitan France as overseas departments. French Caribbean writers have been vital to the public activities associated with remembrance of slavery...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Peter Hallward Jean-Bertrand Aristide was re-elected president of Haiti in 2000, with a massive parliamentary majority. My book Damming the Flood (2007) tried to explain how and why his government overthrown, several years later, in an internationally-sponsored coup-d'état. Novelist Lyonel...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... essentialism. When Senghor declares that Negritude is not an essence but an existence, he is precisely calling attention to the fact that its literature was produced during more than fifty years, with contradictions, rectifications, palinodes. This contribution is an invitation to reread Negritude in general...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 106–114.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a multilayered international network in the region to overcome divisions and boundaries produced by the history of neo/colonialism and the cold war. Over the past sixteen years, the journal work has generated an archive of knowledge, a society, and a consortium of institutions to organize a biennial conference...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... America. Fernández Retamar traced the main characters from their inception in Shakespeare's play to his own essay; for him, the United States exemplifies Prospero and Cuba is Caliban. Fifteen years later, Fernández Retamar revisited his essay—he attacks certain Latin American intellectuals...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... maintained for the next forty years. This essay situates the novel and the character Lowe within contemporary scholarship on migration, nation, and “transing,” and argues that Powell's novel interrogates the relationships between the body, nation, history, and memory. Lowe is a figure who, similar to many...