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Features essays by Raj Chetty, Shanya Cordis, Jason Frydman, Cristina Pérez Jiménez, Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez, and Marina Magloire. Interview with Frank Birbalsingh Nalini Mohabir and Ronald Cummings. The issue also includes a visual essay by La Vaughn Belle, "The Alchemy of Creative Resistance." Special section, "Translating the Caribbean," on José Lezama Lima's "Julián del Casal" by Arnaldo M Cruz Malavé. Book discussion of Christopher Taylor's Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Imperialism.

SX 59: 07.2019


Features essays by Kathleen DeGuzman, Matthew Chin, Joan Flores-Villalobos, and Robert Decker. Also featured are the 2018 Literary Competition winners, Sassy Ross and Suzanne Persard (poetry), and Caroline Mackenzie and Ira Mathur (short fiction). The issue also includes a visual essay by Mafalda Nicolas Mondestin, "Acts of Survival: Self-preservation and Holding Space." The book discussion is of Dixa Ramírez's Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, with essays by Katerina Gonzalez-Seligmann, Sharina Maillo-Pozo, Zaire Dinzey-Flores, and Ramírez.

SX 58: 03.2019


Features essays by Jack Webb, Daniel Benjamin and Paul Emiljanowicz. Special section, "The Jamaican 1970s," with contributions by Donette Francis, Rachel Mordecai, Kim Robinson-Walcott, Rupert Lewis, Brian Meeks, Eddie Chambers, Honor Ford-Smith and David Scott. The visual section features the work of Phillip Thomas. Book discussion of Ada Ferrer's Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution with contributions by Sara Johnson and Laura Rosanne Adderley.

SX 57 : 11.2O18


Features essays by Michael Walnonen, Kaneesha Parsard and Bonnie Thomas. A special section, "Caribbean In/securities,” guest edited by Patricia Noxolo, featuring essays by Ronald Cummings, David Featherstone, Kevin Rhiney, Rivke Jaffe and Anthony Harriott, Susan P. Mains and Anyaa Anim-Addo. Essays by Betsy Wing and James Maraniss on translating the Caribbean. SX Visualities with work from our cover artist, Miguel Luciano. Book discussion of Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake.

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



SX 55: 03.2018


Features essays by Jennifer Morgan, Heather Vermeulen, Chris Moffatt, Petra Rivera, and Lyndon Gil. Includes a 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 features from Roland Rose. Book discussion of Louis Chude-Sokei, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics.

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

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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.