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.
Includes a special section on Sylvia Wynter’s unpublished manuscript, “Black Metamorphosis: New Natives in the New World” guest-edited by Aaron Kamugisha, with essays by Nijah Cunningham, Demetrius Eudell, Tonya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.
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.
Features essays by Alvan Ikoku, Michael Eldridge, and James Robertson. Special section “Who Was José Muñoz?” with essays by Maja Horn, Karen Jaime, Sandra Ruiz, and Leticia Alvarado. 2014 Small Axe Literary Competition winners. Book discussion of Leon Wainwright’s Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean.
Features essays by Fayçal Falaky, Jennine Murray-Roman, and Victoria Collis-Buthelezi. Special section “The Gift of Stuart Hall” with contributions from Kobena Mercer, Michelle Stephens, Maxime Cervulle, and Liv Sovik. Book discussion of Mimi Sheller’s Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom. “Caribbean Queer Visualties” project statement.
Includes essays by Jocelyn Stitt and J. Brent Crosson. Special section, “Translating the Caribbean II” guest-edited by Kaiama Glover and Martin Munro with contributions by Nadève Ménard, Rose Réjouis, Kavita Singh, and Natalie Belisle. Visual work by Charl Landvreugd. Book discussion of Colin Dayan’s work.
Essays by Maja Horn, Alejandra Bronfman, and Christopher Taylor. Special section “Caribbean Historiography II” guest-edited by Melanie Newton and Matthew Smith. 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition winners. Book discussion of Julian Henriques's Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing and Alexander Weheliye’s Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity.
Features special sections “Caribbean Historiography I” guest-edited by Melanie Newton and Matthew Smith with contributions by Lara Putnam, Peter James Hudson, and Madhavi Kale; and “Caribbean Epistemologies” guest-edited by Kelly Baker Josephs including contributions by Rose Réjouis, and Christopher Ian Foster. Book discussion of Deborah Thomas’s Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica.
Includes essays by Katherine McKittrick, Jane Bryce, Christy Wampole, and Rhonda Frederick. Special sections, ”Translating the Caribbean,” guest-edited by Kaiama Glover and Martin Munro, and “Thinking with Michel-Rolph Trouillot,” guest-edited by Yarimar Bonilla. Work from “Visual Life of Catastrophic History” project.