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Rest in peace, George Lamming (1927-2022)

6 June 2022
photo of George Lamming taken by David Scott

Small Axe joins Barbados, the Caribbean region, and the world in mourning the passing of George Lamming on Saturday 4 June 2022. He was much more than the sum of all his remarkable literary achievements. He was above all a visionary whose work aimed to illuminate the Caribbean future in the present.

Walk good, George.

Small Axe 67 is now available!  

16 May 2022
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sx67 starts with essays by Warren Harding, Susan C. Méndez, Chelsea Stieber, Kathleen Donegan, Leanna Thomas, and Marta Fernández Campa. Aaron Kamugisha guest-edits our special section "Kamau Brathwaite at Ninety: In Memoriam," which features articles by Kamugisha, Lorna Goodison, Timothy J. Reiss, Gordon Rohlehr, and Elaine Savory. The Bahamian interdisciplinary visual artist, GIo Swaby, provides this issue's visual essay.

sx66 is now live and available!

17 March 2022
cosmo whyte sx66 front and back cover

sx66 opens with essays by Jennifer Baez, Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, Éric Morales-Franceschini, and Guillermina De Ferrari. Kelly Baker Josephs guest-edits our special section "Revisiting Kamau Brathwaite's Poetics of Caribbean Studies," which features essays by Josephs, Rinaldo Walcott, Nadi Edwards, Paul Joseph López Oro. Cosmo Whyte provides this issue's visual essay, "Here...

Congratulations to the People of Barbados

2 December 2021

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.

David Scott