SX 56 : 07.2018


Includes a special section, "Contemporary Dominican Gender and Sexualities Studies," guest-edited by Maja Horn, featuring essays from Elizabeth S. Manley, Sharina Maillo-Pozo, Ana Maurine Lara, Danny Méndez, Rachel Afi Quinn, Dixa Ramírez, Carlos Ulises Decena and Fátima Portorreal. SX Visualities with work from our cover artist, Scherezade Garcia. 2017 Small Axe literary competition winners. Book discussion of Gaiutra Bahadur's Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture



Roland Rose


Features essays by Jennifer Morgan, Heather Vermeulen, Chris Moffatt, Petra Rivera, and Lyndon Gil. Special section, “Eulogizing Creoleness?: Rereading Éloge de la Créolité, Part II" guest-edited by Celia Britton and Martin Munro, with contributions by Nathalie Batraville, Dominique Chancé, Christina Kullberg, Fred Reno and Justin Izzo. SX Visualities featuring work from Roland Rose, "In Transition: The Bahamas at Mid-Century." Book discussion of Louis Chude-Sokei, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, with essays by Tsitsi Jaji and Wayne Marshall. 

Serve and Protect


Features essays by Curdella Forbes and Camille van der Marel. Includes special section, “The Jamaican 1960s,” with contributions by Donette Francis, Deborah A. Thomas, Sheri-Marie Harrison, Obika Gray, Maziki Thame, Faith Smith and Charles V. Carnegie. Poetry by Kamau Brathwaite. Book discussion of Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Kelly Sinnapah Mary


Special section, “Art After Indenture,” guest-edited by Andil Gosine, features essays by Patricia Mohammed, Nalini Mohabir, Joy Mahabir, Jordache A. Ellapen and art by Roshini Kempadoo, Sharlene Khan, and Wendy Nanan. 2016 Literary Competition winners. Book discussion of Yarimar Bonilla’s Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment

"A través de tus ojos" (Through your eyes)


Includes a special section, "Art as Caribbean Feminist Practice," guest-edited by Annalee Davis, Joscelyn Gardner, Erica James, and Jerry Philogene. Art by Deborah Anzinger, Sheena Rose, Keisha Scarville, and others. Rereadings of Éloge de la créolité edited by Martin Munro and Celia Britton. Book discussion of Rosamond S. King's Island Bodies.

SX 51: 11.2016


“The Idea of the Hispanophone Caribbean” guest-edited by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario with essays by Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Silvio Torres-Saillant, Ada Ferrer, Ginetta Candelario, and Tatiana Flores and Michelle Stephens. Reflections on Roberto Fernández Retamar’s “Caliban” by Peter Hulme and William Luis, and poems by Kamau Brathwaite. Visual essay by Firelei Báez. Book discussion of Maja Horn’s Masculinity After Trujillo.

SX 50: 07.2016


Our 50th issue features meditations on “What is Journal Work?” by editors Ashwani Sharma, Sean Jacobs, Louis Chude-Sokei, Patricia Saunders, Lowell Fiet, Yolanda Wood, Kelly Baker Josephs, and Kuan-Hsing Chen. 2015 Small Axe Literary Competition winners. Book discussion of Brian Meeks’s Critical Interventions in Caribbean Theory, and visual essay by Nari Ward.  

SX 49: 03.2016


Includes a special section on Sylvia Wynter’s unpublished manuscript, “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in the New World” guest-edited by Aaron Kamugisha, with essays by Nijah Cunningham, Demetrius Eudell, Tonya Haynes, Katherine McKittrick, and Greg Thomas. Book discussion of Alexandra Vasquez’s Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music.  

SX 48: 11.2015


Includes the special section “Rethinking Aimé Césaire,” with essays by Eric Prieto, Jennifer Wilks, Carrie Noland, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, and Nick Nesbitt. Book discussion of Huey Copeland’s Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America, and visual essay “Looking at East Harlem” by Hiram Maristany.