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The Loss of Gordon Rohlehr (1942-2023)

1 February 2023
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We in the Small Axe Project join the wider Caribbean intellectual community in mourning the loss of Gordon Rohlehr (1942-2023). He was a towering figure, and unforgettable: a literary-cultural critic of unrivaled attunement, with an unerring sense for the sounds and rhythms of Caribbean popular practices, and a seemingly inexhaustible archive of Caribbean literary history. "Man gone," as he put it, signing off on a "bookman's" lifetime of intellectual work.

Small Axe 69 is now available!

28 December 2022
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Small Axe 69 opens with David Scott's preface, "The Last West Indian," in memory of George Lamming. This issue includes essays by Grace L. Sanders Johnson, Audra Diptée, Ben Etherington and Natalie Catasús. Julio Ramos guest edits our special section, "The Legacies of Luisa Capetillo," which marks the centenary of the Puerto Rican radical feminist's death, with contributions by Nancy Bird-Soto, Luis Othoniel Rosa, Beatriz Llenín-Figueroa and Jorrell A. Meléndez-Badillo.

Translations for Small Axe 65, July 2021 are now available!

1 November 2022
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Small Axe 65, July 2021 features a special section titled “On Nancy Morejón’s Nación y mestizaje en Nicolás Guillén,” guest-edited by sx editorial committee member Antonio López. Two of the contributions to this dossier were published in Spanish. Translations from the Spanish into English are now available on the Small Axe website. Read the complete dossier by following the links below.

Caribbean Borderlands: Postnationalism Prefigured @20

3 October 2022
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As a part of the Conversations in Caribbean Studies series, this event is organized to celebrate the book Caribbean Borderlands: Postnationalism Prefigured by sx editorial committee member Charles Carnegie, which was published 20 years ago.