Congratulations to the People of Barbados
The Small Axe Project salutes the people of Barbados on the important political step it has taken (30 November 2021), removing the queen as head of state, and assuming the identity of a republic. There is much more to be done. We hope that other anglophone Caribbean nation-states will follow suit. And we hope that this is but the beginning of a renewed conversation in the region about the relation between the colonial past and the postcolonial present, between dependence and sovereignty.