SX 40: 03.2013


Issue dedicated to “The Idea of a Black Radical Tradition” with essays by Kaiama Glover, Richard Iton, Farah Griffin, Robert Hill, Faith Smith, and a roundtable convened by Nijah Cunningham. Interview with Orlando Patterson by David Scott. Work from “Visual Life of Catastrophic History” project.

SX 39: 11.2012


Essays by Doris Garraway, Elizabeth McAlister, Valérie Loichot, and Naima Hachad. Special section on Erna Brodber’s poetics with contributions by Evelyn O’Callaghan, Catherine John, and Jenny Sharpe. Work from “The Visual Life of Catastrophic History” project. Book discussion of Kaiama Glover’s Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon.

SX 38: 07.2012 


Essays by Elmer Griffin, Curdella Forbes and Sam Vásquez. A special section on “Reading Edward Baugh Reading” with contributions by Alison Donnell, Laurence Breiner and Nadi Edwards. 2011 Small Axe Literary Competition winners. Book discussion of Kobena Mercer's edited series Annotating Art’s Histories: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in the Visual Arts.   

SX 37: 03.2012 


Essays by Peter Hudson, Tzarina Prater, Clare Connihan, Mark Raymond, and Erica James. Visual work by Joscelyn Gardner. Book discussion of Nicholas Draper’s The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation, and British Society at the End of Slavery with essays by Christer Petley and Susan Thorne.

SX 36: 11.2011 


Essays by Sarah Lincoln, Myriam Chancy, Elvira Pulitano, Régine Jean-Charles, and Dominique Aurelia. Visual essay by Franklyn Rodgers. A special section, “Remembering Edouard Glissant,” with contributions by Kamau Brathwaite, J. Michael Dash, Celia Britton, and Roger Toumson. Book discussion of Matthew Smith’s Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957

SX 35: 07.2011 


Poem by Kamau Brathwaite. Visual essay by Dennis Morris. Work from “The Visual Life of Catastrophic History” project. 2010 Small Axe Literary Competition winners. Book discussion of Faith Smith’s Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth-Century Caribbean

SX 34: 03.2011


Includes essays by Kobena Mercer, Richard Drayton, Cheryl Duffus, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Aaron Kamugisha, Jason Frydman, and John Patrick Walsh. Fiction by Sheryl Byfield. Book discussion of Diana Paton's No Bond But the Law: Punishment, Race, and Gender in Jamaican State Formation, 1780-1870. Visual work by John Goto. 

SX 33: 11.2010


Features essays by Elizabeth Duchanaud, Mary Gallagher, Michael Ferrier, and Meredith Robinson. Special section “Littérature-monde” with essays by Bonnie Thomas, Keithley Woolward, Charles Forsdick, and Eric Prieto. Visual projects by Leah Gordon, Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson, and Pascale Monnin. Book discussion of Susan Buck-Morss’s Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History.

SX 32: 11.2010


Features essays by Carter Mathes, Tanya Batson-Savage, Raphael Dalleo, Jane Bryce, Kelly Baker Josephs and Petrine Archer. Winning entries of the 2009 Small Axe Literary Competition.  Book discussion of Lorna Goodison’s From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island.