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Erica James writes about Hurricane Dorian

5 September 2019
erica james nytimes bahamas op ed

Please click here to read Erica James' important op-ed about how Hurricane Dorian and its damage to the Bahamas demonstrates that the Caribbean bears the brunt of climate change, despite its minimal carbon footprint.

sx archipelagos issue (3) now available!

24 July 2019

Small Axe is proud to announce Issue (3) of sx archipelagos, "Slavery in the Machine." This issue welcomes Jessica Johnson (Johns Hopkins U.) as guest editor, and is dedicated to the memory of late Caribbean scholar Linda Rodriguez. This special issue aims to highlight scholarship situated at the intersection of technology and hemispheric American slavery. The issue includes essays by Nick Nesbitt, Ada Ferrer, Linda Rodriguez, Marlene Daut, Jessica Johnson, and a speculative "research pocket" by Marisa Parham.

Congratulations to the 2018 Small Axe Literary Competition winners!

10 January 2019

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. Read full bios for judges and winners on our website.