Volume 22, Issue 3
This issue of Small Axe features a discussion section focused on redefining security and insecurity through the centering of the Caribbean. The authors contend with three guiding understandings of security and insecurity: that security and insecurity are deeply located and historically grounded; that security and insecurity are intertwined and constantly produced and reproduced in relation to one another; and the role of creative practice in locating negotiation agency around a specific form and location of security or insecurity.
Small Axe focuses on publishing critical work that examines the ideas that guided the formation of Caribbean modernities. Through the journal many of the conceptions that guided the formation of our Caribbean modernities—conceptions of class, gender, nation, culture, race, for example, as well as conceptions of sovereignty, development, democracy, and so on— receive substantial rethinking. Small Axe aims to enable an informed and sustained debate about the present we inhabit, its political and cultural contours, its historical conditions and global context, and the critical languages in which change can be thought and alternatives reimagined. The journal mainly includes scholarly articles, opinion essays, and interviews, but it also includes literary works of fiction and poetry, visual arts, and reviews.
Michael K. Walonen, “Violence, Diasporic Transnationalism, and Neo-imperialism in A Brief History of Seven Killings,” 1-12.
Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard, “Barrack Yard Politics: From C. L. R. James’s The Case for West-Indian Self Government to Minty Alley,” 13-27.
Bonnie Thomas, “Rodney Saint-Éloi: Writer and Publisher of the “Whole-World,” 28-36.
Patricia Noxolo, Guest editor, (Section) Introduction, 37-46.
- Ronald Cummings, “Maroon In/Securities,” 47-55.
- David Featherstone, “Politicizing In/Security, Transnational Resistance, and the 1919 Riots in Cardiff and Liverpool,” 56-67.
- Kevon Rhiney, “Global Change, Vulnerability, and the Coproduction of Resilience among Caribbean Farmers,” 68-80.
- Anthony Harriott and Rivke Jaffe, “Security Encounters: Negotiating Authority and Citizenship during the Tivoli ‘Incursion’,” 81-89.
- Susan P. Mains, “In/Secure Conversations: Retheorizing Life and Debt, Tourism, and Caribbean Geopolitics,” 90-104.
- Anyaa Anim-Addo, “Reading Postemancipation In/Security: Negotiations of Everyday Freedom,” 105-114.
- Miguel Luciano, “Ride or Die,” 115-122.
Translating the Caribbean
- Betsy Wing, “A Tree as a Record: On Translating Mahagony by Édouard Glissant,” 123-128.
- James Maraniss, “Translating Antonio Benítez-Rojo,” 129-139.
Book Discussion: Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
- Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, “Occupying the Center: Haitian Girlhood and Wake Work,” 140-150.
- Rinaldo Walcott, “Freedom Now Suite: Black Feminist Turns of Voice,” 151-159.
- Tezeru Teshome, with K. Wayne Yang, “Not Child but Meager: Sexualization and Negation of Black Childhood,” 160-170.
- Christina Sharpe, “And to Survive,” 171-180.