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Small Axe The Small Axe Project is a multi-platform intellectual and artistic publishing project concerned with rethinking the Caribbean. small axe: a caribbean platform for criticism

The Small Axe Project consists of this: to participate both in the renewal of practices of intellectual criticism in the Caribbean and in the expansion/revision of the scope and horizons of such criticism.

We acknowledge of course a tradition of social, political, and cultural criticism in and about the regional/diasporic Caribbean. We want to honor that tradition but also to argue with it, because in our view it is in and through such argument that a tradition renews itself, that it carries on its quarrel with the generations of itself: retaining/revising the boundaries of its identity, sustaining/

We acknowledge of course a tradition of social, political, and cultural criticism in and about the regional/diasporic Caribbean. We want to honor that tradition but also to argue with it, because in our view it is in and through such argument that a tradition renews itself, that it carries on its quarrel with the generations of itself: retaining/revising the boundaries of its identity, sustaining/

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The Ford Foundation Gallery will reopen its physical space with "everything slackens in a wreck," an exhibition curated ...
06/07/2022

The Ford Foundation Gallery will reopen its physical space with "everything slackens in a wreck," an exhibition curated by Small Axe editorial committee member Andil Gosine.

The exhibition runs from June 1 to August 20 2022

Read more here: http://smallaxe.net/content/1113

Small Axe mourns the passing of George Lamming on Saturday 4 June 2022. He was much more than the sum of all his remarka...
06/06/2022

Small Axe mourns the passing of George Lamming on Saturday 4 June 2022. He was much more than the sum of all his remarkable literary achievements. He was above all a visionary whose work aimed to illuminate the Caribbean future in the present.

Walk good, George.

Small Axe 67, March 2022 is now available! | Small Axe Project
05/18/2022
Small Axe 67, March 2022 is now available! | Small Axe Project

Small Axe 67, March 2022 is now available! | Small Axe Project

SX 67, March 2022 is now available! 16 May 2022 sx67 starts with essays by Warren Harding, Susan C. Méndez, Chelsea Stieber, Kathleen Donegan, Leanna Thomas, and Marta Fernández Campa. Aaron Kamugisha guest-edits our special section "Kamau Brathwaite at Ninety: In Memoriam," which features article...

The third of Editora Educación Emergente's new titles, "Archivo rural" by Vanessa Vilches Nora is a short story collecti...
04/26/2022
New Titles from Editora Educación Emergente (EEE) ~ Archivo rural | Small Axe Project

The third of Editora Educación Emergente's new titles, "Archivo rural" by Vanessa Vilches Nora is a short story collection. According to Marta Aponte Alsina, the stories collected in this volume constitute “a writing of memories once censored by pain;
the author has dug deep within herself to find the right tone and exact words. Rural life in the tabaco-producing municipality that was Comerío is allowed to break free from death and forgetting. In this way, Archivo rural strings the genealogy of the father and
the extended family, with the women-led economy, or the place of women in the economy, as mothers, tobacco workers, teachers. Breaking with the customary conceits of nostalgic writing, the death of the father signals instead a total
reconstruction. Vanessa Vilches Norat shows us that it is possible to write like this, illuminating a world as despised as it is repressed, in which there are still secrets, and powerful practices.”

To explore our complete catalogue of over seventy titles, please visit: portal.editoraemergente.com To purchase our books, please visit us online: editoraemergente.com. Or come to Puerto Rico, where you can find our titles in all local bookstores.

New Titles from Editora Educación Emergente (EEE) ~ Archivo rural 19 April 2022 Editora Educación Emergente (EEE), a small-scale independent publisher, established in 2009 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, is proud to announce the release of its first three titles of 2022 to the ample and diverse reading...

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“I’ve been touring since 1994, and I’ve read dozens if not hundreds of tour diaries. This one is special. David Grubbs’s insights into the ephemeral quality of playing live music are razor-sharp, having a ‘yes, exactly’ quality for me page after page.” — John Darnielle

More featured work from Editora Educación Emergente  👇🏽👇🏽📚📚From the series reVolucionA, comes "Poéticas de la devastació...
04/23/2022
New Titles from Editora Educación Emergente (EEE) ~ Poéticas de la devastación y la insurgencia: María y el Verano del 19 | Small Axe Project

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From the series reVolucionA, comes "Poéticas de la devastación y la insurgencia: María y el Verano del 19" by Malena Rodríguez Castro, who weaves here a critical, theoretical, and creative tapestry, as she surveys a wealth of interdisciplinary texts. The
poetics at the center of this book document the colonial disgrace—and the disgrace of the colony—at the same time in which they enunciate, recognize, and celebrate the latent resistance that will the rescue our life in common. With analytic ingenuity,
Rodríguez Castro vindicates the art of politically committed criticism that denounces and announces. In these pages another, different, Puerto Rican archipelago comes to view: insubordinate and beautiful, in full defiance of the many forms of destruction, by way of its precise creation.

To explore our complete catalogue of over seventy titles, please visit: portal.editoraemergente.com To purchase our books, please visit us online: editoraemergente.com. Or come to Puerto Rico, where you can find our titles in all local bookstores

New Titles from Editora Educación Emergente (EEE) ~ Poéticas de la devastación y la insurgencia: María y el Verano del 19 19 April 2022 Editora Educación Emergente (EEE), a small-scale independent publisher, established in 2009 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, is proud to announce the release of its ...

Part of the Crónica Otra series, "Dos Señores muy viejos con alas enormes," by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, with illustratio...
04/22/2022
Editora Educación Emergente (EEE) ~ Dos Señores muy viejos con alas enormes | Small Axe Project

Part of the Crónica Otra series, "Dos Señores muy viejos con alas enormes," by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, with illustrations by Raimundo Travieso, features, in the words of Christopher Powers Guimond, “a poetic prose mosaic that transforms a friendship from the author’s far away youth into distinct flashes of light. Author and illustrator present readers a bevy of rescued memories bathed in a sort of vindicating nostalgia. It is a work of late life. And, as such, it is austere, fragmented, virtuosic: a portrait of the then youthful artist, now turned local myth. At the same time, this intimate chronicle doubles as allegory for the socio-cultural history of both Cuba and Puerto Rico. Its multifarious references—to writings, places, and happenings—add up, on the one hand, to a catalogue of the Muñoz years, as remembered by the Puerto Rican writer, and on the other, as a collection of the many echoes of the revolution in the
Cuban artist.”

To explore our complete catalogue of over seventy titles, please visit: portal.editoraemergente.com To purchase our books, please visit us online: editoraemergente.com. Or come to Puerto Rico, where you can find our titles in all local
bookstore

Editora Educación Emergente (EEE) ~ Dos Señores muy viejos con alas enormes 19 April 2022 Editora Educación Emergente (EEE), a small-scale independent publisher, established in 2009 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, is proud to announce the release of its first three titles of 2022 to the ample and dive...

Small Axe is excited to partner with Editora Educación Emergente (EEE), a small-scale independent publisher, established...
04/21/2022

Small Axe is excited to partner with Editora Educación Emergente (EEE), a small-scale independent publisher, established
in 2009 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. We'll be sharing news about their new titles. Stay tuned for news about future collaborations!

You can read more about their first three
titles of 2022 here: https://www.editoraemergente.com/index.php

sx66 is now live! See here: http://smallaxe.net/sx/issues/66 sx66 opens with essays by Jennifer Baez, Ines P. Rivera Pro...
03/17/2022

sx66 is now live! See here: http://smallaxe.net/sx/issues/66

sx66 opens with essays by Jennifer Baez, Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, Éric Morales-Franceschini, and Guillermina De Ferrari. Kelly Baker Josephs guest-edits our special section "Revisiting Kamau Brathwaite's Poetics of Caribbean Studies," which features essays by Josephs, Rinaldo Walcott, Nadi Edwards, Paul Joseph López Oro. Cosmo Whyte provides this issue's visual essay, "Here... but Disappeared." In the section Translating the Caribbean, Kahlila Chaar-Pérez translates "Ramón Emeterio Betances' speech at the Masonic Lodge in Port-au-Prince." Rivke Jaffe, Nadège T. Clitandre and Jhon Picard Byron close the issue by examining Greg Beckett's There is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince in our book discussion.

Book Launch: The Fire That Time: Black Transnational Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation | Small Axe Proje...
01/11/2022
Book Launch: The Fire That Time: Black Transnational Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation | Small Axe Project

Book Launch: The Fire That Time: Black Transnational Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation | Small Axe Project

Book Launch: The Fire That Time: Black Transnational Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation 11 January 2022 Date: Friday, January 14th 2022 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST sx salon's book review editor Ronald Cummings and sx contributor Nalini Mohabir will launch the new anthology that they...

12/02/2021
Race:Gender:Class presents "Creole Miami: Quotidian Entanglements of the Americas” | Small Axe Project
11/23/2021
Race:Gender:Class presents "Creole Miami: Quotidian Entanglements of the Americas” | Small Axe Project

Race:Gender:Class presents "Creole Miami: Quotidian Entanglements of the Americas” | Small Axe Project

Race:Gender:Class presents "Creole Miami: Quotidian Entanglements of the Americas” 22 November 2021 From the University of Johannesburg's Center of the Study of Race, Gender & Class Date: Wednesday, November 124h Time: 18:00 SAST / 11:00 EST Register here. “Creole Miami: Quotidian Entanglements ...

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10/15/2021

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Today is the final day to save 50% on all in-stock books and journal issues during our Fall Sale. Procrastinate no longer! If you've already shopped, you should come back and check out our newest releases, which in include books by Melanie Jue and Rafico Ruiz, Ghassan Hage, Brian Massumi, Melinda Hinkson, Elizabeth McHenry, Matthew Brown, and Rana Jaleel. You have until 11:59 pm EDT to shop!
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Tami Navarro will discuss her first book, Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands, a...
10/11/2021

Tami Navarro will discuss her first book, Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands, alongside
Brian Goldstone on Friday October 15th.

Read more and register for the event here: http://smallaxe.net/content/1056

Tomorrow, Andil Gosine will celebrate Colin M Robinson's 60th birthday during his Nature's Wild book tour at the Leslie-...
10/07/2021

Tomorrow, Andil Gosine will celebrate Colin M Robinson's 60th birthday during his Nature's Wild book tour at the
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. Read more on sx live: http://smallaxe.net/content/1054

Tonight! A conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn and Rajiv Mohabir. 7:00pm - 8:15pm Free and open to the public. Registra...
09/28/2021
Off the Page: A CONVERSATION WITH NICOLE DENNIS-BENN & RAJIV MOHABIR - Kupferberg Center for the Arts | Queens College

Tonight!
A conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn and Rajiv Mohabir.
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Registration link: https://kupferbergcenter.org/event/off-the-page-a-conversation-with-nicole-dennis-benn-rajiv-mohabir/

An online reading and conversation with acclaimed author Nicole Dennis-Benn, who will be joined by QC MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir.

09/24/2021
We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Charles W. Mills (1951-2021). Mills passed away on the evening of...
09/21/2021

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Charles W. Mills (1951-2021). Mills passed away on the evening of Monday 20 September. Our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. A distinguished professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, Mills was a philosopher of wide-ranging interests who was perhaps best known for his critique of the white supremacist sources and character of liberalism and the disavowal of race in academic philosophy. He will be missed by many.

sx65 is now available! Learn more about the issue at http://smallaxe.net/sx/issues/65
09/20/2021
SX 65: 07.2021 | Small Axe Project

sx65 is now available! Learn more about the issue at http://smallaxe.net/sx/issues/65

Back Current Upcoming SX 65: 07.2021 Carol Sorhaindo The Nature of Ruins Textile Installation, 2016 Preface: The Duty of CriticismDavid Scott Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and “Failed” Nations: Haiti and Jewish Refugees in the 1930sNadège Veldwachter Alternative soundscape paradigms from Kamau...

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos has been translated into Spanish by Isabel Zapata. Read more on sx live...
09/17/2021
Becoming Julia de Burgos now translated into Spanish | Small Axe Project

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos has been translated into Spanish by Isabel Zapata. Read more on sx live: http://smallaxe.net/content/1050

Becoming Julia de Burgos now translated into Spanish 17 September 2021 Adapted from University of Illinois Press sx managing editor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's book Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon has been translated into Spanish by Isabel Zapata. Becoming Julia de Burgos wa...

Our editorial committee member Andil Gosine's first book tour starts in Toronto on September 23. Gosine's debut book, Na...
09/10/2021

Our editorial committee member Andil Gosine's first book tour starts in Toronto on September 23. Gosine's debut book, Nature's Wild, will be published by @DukePress in October.

We congratulate sx editorial committee member Andil Gosine for winning the Duke University Press Scholars of Color First...
08/16/2021
sx editorial committee member Andil Gosine wins award for first book | Small Axe Project

We congratulate sx editorial committee member Andil Gosine for winning the Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award. His winning book, Nature's Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean, will be published in September 2021. Read more: http://smallaxe.net/content/1048#.YRp6-VE-QYQ.twitter

sx editorial committee member Andil Gosine wins award for first book 14 August 2021 We congratulate our editorial committee member Andil Gosine for receiving the Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award. His winning book, Nature's Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean, will be pu...

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario interviewed by Poesía en acción | Small Axe Project
06/04/2021
Vanessa Pérez-Rosario interviewed by Poesía en acción | Small Axe Project

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario interviewed by Poesía en acción | Small Axe Project

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario interviewed by Poesía en acción 4 June 2021 In anticipation of her translation of Boat People by Mayra Santos-Febres, Small Axe managing editor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario was interviewed by Poesía en acción for their micro-interview series. Poesía en acción also featured exc...

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Congratulations Linzey Corridon & Dr. Ronald Cummings on the publication of small axe salon 37, "The Q***r Caribbean"! Check our Ronald and Linzey's work in Small Axe here: http://smallaxe.net/sxsalon/issues/sx-salon-37
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Here is a list of Caribbean focused literary magazines/journals to submit your work to and to read. Check out their pages/websites to read their latest issues and for submission dates and guidelines. BIM Magazine http://www.bimmag.org/ Commonwealth Writers https://www.commonwealthwriters.org/ Gine On https://gineon.com/crop-over-unapologetic/ Interviewing The Caribbean https://www.facebook.com/groups/interviewingthecaribbean/ https://www.uwipress.com/journals/interviewing-the-caribbean/ Moko Magazine http://mokomagazine.org/wordpress/ POUi https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/LLL/poui/home.aspx PREE: Caribbean. Writing. https://preelit.com/ Sargasso: Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/?page_id=312 Small Axe http://smallaxe.net/ The Caribbean Writer https://www.thecaribbeanwriter.org Scroll this page to see what you may have missed this Writers’ Week, and remember to Like, Comment and Share. #Domfesta2021 #DomfestaCelebrations2021 #MovingForwardWithArtsandCulture #DominicaWritersFestival2021 #DominicaWritersFestival #DominicaWritersWeek2021 #DominicaWritersWeek #DominicanWriters
A new episode of the JUST THREE podcast is here! In episode 6 of the JUST THREE podcast host, Catherine LaSota talks with writer, podcaster, and anthropology graduate student Alyssa A.L. James, who works as the graduate coordinator for the Black Atlantic Ecologies working group at the Center for the Study of Social Difference. In this conversation, Alyssa talks about her research, the podcast she co-hosts with fellow Ph.D. student in Anthropology Brendane A. Tyne, and the fact that none of us are free until all of us are free. Alyssa A.L. James is a third-year anthropology Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. She is a 2020 SSHRC Doctoral Fellow whose research centers the commodification of the colonial past and the contemporary revival of coffee production in Martinique. She is an editorial assistant for Small Axe Journal, and co-host of the Black feminist anthropology podcast, Zora's Daughters Podcast #ColumbiaUniversity #CSSD #ImaginingJustice Check out the episode here: http://ow.ly/wNBJ50DwLB1
For the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is seeking an internationally recognised and authoritative humanities and social sciences scholar specialising in Southeast Asian and/ or Caribbean Studies who takes a wide-ranging approach to science and scholarship and who has an extensive network within and outside the scientific community, a keen eye for diversity and inclusiveness in the broadest sense, and excellent management capabilities.
GREAT NEWS! “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927” is now available from Columbia University Press (see https://cup.columbia.edu/book/hubert-harrison/9780231182638 ). You can get it at 20% discount by using Code “CUP20” You can also order volume 1 – “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918” (see https://cup.columbia.edu/book/hubert-harrison/9780231139113 ) at 20% discount by using Code “CUP20”. PLEASE SHARE this information widely via FB, email, Twitter, orally, etc. Hubert Harrison is that important! – See https://alumni.columbia.edu/content/hubert-harrison-struggle-equality-1918-1927 Note – ignore the December 2020 publication date on the Columbia University Press webpage – the book is published and it is shipping now if you order from Columbia University Press.
Digital Collection Launch of the Jamaica Gaily News Friday Nov 20th 1-3pm EST To register for the event: https://forms.gle/BU6aLvYBFkik3UJE9 The Jamaica Gaily News (JGN) was the publication of the first gay activist organization in the anglophone Caribbean, the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM) in Jamaica. Join us as we celebrate the launch of the JGN archive at the Digital Library of the Caribbean. We will hear from the following panelists as they share their reflections on this moment in Jamaica’s history. PANELISTS Vidyaratha Kisson – Coordinator, Caribbean International Resource Network Larry Chang – Co-Founder of GFM and JGN Editor Donna Smith – GFM member and JGN columnist Glen McDaniel – GFM member and JGN columnist Jennifer Ffrench-Parker – Jamaican journalist MODERATOR Matthew Chin, Assistant Professor Women, Gender & S*xuality, University of Virginia To view the collection: https://dloc.com/icirngfm For more information, please contact Matthew Chin at [email protected] Sponsors: Department of Women Gender & S*xuality and Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia
Here are a list of Caribbean focused literary magazines/journals to submit your work to and to read. Check out their pages/websites for submission dates and guidelines. Please let us know of others we have missed. BIM Magazine http://www.bimmag.org/ Commonwealth Writers https://www.commonwealthwriters.org/ Interviewing The Caribbean https://www.facebook.com/groups/interviewingthecaribbean/ https://www.uwipress.com/journals/interviewing-the-caribbean/ Moko Magazine http://mokomagazine.org/wordpress/ POUi http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/LLL/poui/submissions.aspx PREE: Caribbean. Writing. https://preelit.com/ Sargasso: Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/?page_id=312 Small Axe http://smallaxe.net/ Susumba’s Book Bag http://susumba.com/magazine The Caribbean Writer https://www.thecaribbeanwriter.org
Small Axe 62 July 2020 is now available! Small Axe 62 features essays by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, Danielle Roper and Traci-Ann Wint, Fredrik Thomasson, and Simona Bertacco. Our special section, "States of Crisis: Disaster, Recovery, and Possibility in the Caribbean," is guest-edited by Ryan Cecil Jobson and features essays by Greg Beckett, Leniqueca A. Welcome, Sarah E. Vaughn, Adriana Garriga-López, Natasha Lightfoot, and Yarimar Bonilla. Cover artist René Peña doubles as our visual essayist with his work "Hacia adentro." The issue closes with a book discussion of Peter James Hudson's Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean by Charisse Burden-Stelly, Brenda Gayle Plummer and Peter James Hudson.