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 (email@example.com)
Strange Fruit, by Kamau Brathwaite (2016)
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.
Call for Papers:
Commemorating 1917: A Discussion of Citizenship and Freedom in Caribbean Literature
Proposals for this special section are due by 1 June 2017 and full discussion articles will be due by 31 August 2017. Please send proposals to Vanessa K Váldes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1917 was a significant year in the Caribbean:
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, 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.
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?
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.
Please join us in congratulating David Scott whose editing of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism has been recognized by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals as the winner of its Distinguished Editor prize. There will be an award ceremony at the upcoming Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia this week. You can read more about the prize here.
Praise for Small Axe:
The Small Axe Project held the third installment of its Caribbean Digital event on Friday, 2 December 2016 at Columbia University’s Maison Française. Conceptualized and organized by Alex Gil, Kaiama L. Glover, and Kelly Baker Josephs, The Caribbean Digital began convening annually in 2014 to focus on the digital sphere as praxis—exploring the exciting innovations and opportunities as well as the challenges the digital presents in the field of Caribbean Studies.