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sx salon, issue 24 is now available!

3 April 2017
sx salon

Issue 24 of sx salon features an edited version of a roundtable on digital publishing at the West Indian Literature Conference last October in which five editors of Caribbean digital platforms—Evelyn O’Callaghan, Kaiama L. Glover, Laurie N. Taylor, Patricia J. Saunders, and Kelly Baker Josephs—discuss managing the potentials and pitfalls of digital platforms. The issue's review section includes new publications in the field: Rachel L.

Andil Gosine's first major solo show Coolie Coolie Viens opens this week

25 March 2017
Andil Gosine exhibition announcement

Coolie Coolie Viens

March 29 - May 24

Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford

Opening Reception 7 pm, March 29

Organized with McIntosh Gallery, Western University

featuring collaborations with 

Wendy Nanan and Kelly Sinnapah Mary


The Gospel of Patrick 

March 31 - April 27

Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto


God's On the Beach 

at Crossroads Gallery

sx salon: New Books Available for Review!

14 March 2017
Strange Fruit

NEW BOOKS ALERT!! New books for review on sx salon for March 2017!! If you have a moment, take a look!!

Note: We offer the following partial list in order to highlight newly published books in Caribbean Literature and Caribbean Studies. If you have any questions about sx salon book reviews, please contact our book review editor Vanessa K. Valdés (

Featured Book

Strange Fruit, by Kamau Brathwaite (2016)

Small Axe Literary Competition l Prix Littéraire Small Axe l Premio Literario Small Axe

11 March 2017
sx small axe

Now accepting submissions in Spanish


Small Axe Announces its 2017 Literary Competition 

The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry in English, Spanish and French. The competition focuses on poetry and short fiction from emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns.

Caribbean Queer Visualities, Glasgow

19 February 2017

On Sunday afternoon, February 19th, Transmission Gallery in Glasgow hosted a public conversation between three artists participating in the exhibition 'Caribbean Queer Visualities'; Jean-Ulrick Désert, Nadia Huggins and Kareem Mortimer and exhibition co-curator and Small Axe Project director, David Scott. The conversation was moderated by Alberta Whittle.


sx archipelagos Seeks Digital Scholarship for May 2017 Issue

12 February 2017

sx archipelagos, the most recent born-digital publishing platform of the Small Axe Project, seeks mid-stage digital scholarship for peer review and public launch. We invite Caribbean-focused digital humanities projects currently under development to participate in our unique single-blind evaluation process and to be included as featured content in the journal's May 2017 issue.

The Landscape of Desire

25 January 2017

Caribbean artists discuss ideas of a queer diaspora
by guest blogger, Andre Bagoo

Think of the Caribbean diaspora and you think of people, linked by a common home, history or race, scattered across nations. But is there room to also think of sexuality as another thing that links us across boundaries? Is there a space for the idea of a queer diaspora, a landscape of desire beyond ideas of nationhood? Is there room for all in this home?

Coming Out, Coming Home

18 January 2017

Ground-breaking exhibition of queer Caribbean art at Belfast
by guest blogger, Andre Bagoo

No matter what country you are from, one thing we all remember is playing with our parents’ stuff as kids. Boys put on their mother’s heels; girls walk in daddy’s big shoes. Jorge Pineda’s installation Giguapa returns us to those early moments of freedom.