Small Axe 54

The November issue of Small Axe is now available.
The table of contents is included below.
Subscriptions or individual articles are available via Duke University Press.

Small Axe 54 (November 2017)

David Scott
Preface: Friendship as an Art of Living

Curdella Forbes
Bodies of Horror in Marlon James’ The Book of Night Women and Clovis Brown’s Cartoons

Camille van der Marel
Amortizing Memory: Debt as Mnemonic Device in Caribbean-Canadian Literature

Kamau Brathwaite

The Jamaican 1960s

David Scott
On the Very Idea of the Making of Modern Jamaica

Donette Francis
Radical Skepticisms: Literatures of the Long Jamaican 1960s

Deborah A. Thomas
Rastafari, Communism, and Surveillance in Late Colonial Jamaica

Sheri-Marie Harrison
Global Sisyphus: Re-reading the Jamaican Sixties through A Brief History of Seven Killings

Obika Gray
The Coloniality of Power and the Limits of Dissent in Jamaica

Maziki Thame
Racial Hierarchy and the Elevation of Brownness in Creole Nationalism

Faith Smith
The Soundings with my Sisters: Sovereignty, Intimacy, Disappointment

Charles V. Carnegie
How Did There Come to Be a “New Kingston”?

David Scott
“Seeing False Images of Ourselves”: Rex Nettleford’s Mirror Mirror in the Wake of the 1960s


Clinton Hutton
The Jamaican 1960s: A Visual Dossier

Book Discussion: Vanessa Pérez-Rosario, Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a
Puerto Rican Icon

Rebeca L. Hey-Colón
Towards a Genealogy of Water: Reading Julia de Burgos in the 21st Century

Edna Acosta-Belén
Rediscovering Julia de Burgos: The People’s Rebel Soul Poet

Jossianna Arroyo
Julia de Burgos and the Mourning of Community

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario
The Afterlives of Julia de Burgos