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Small Axe 52 is now available!

10 April 2017
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Small Axe 52 

March 2017 is now available! 

This issue includes a special section, "Art as Caribbean Feminist Practice," guest-edited by Annalee Davis, Joscelyn Gardner, Erica Moiah James, and Jerry Philogene that focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material, and formal boundaries. The visual portfolio includes art by Deborah Anzinger, Sheena Rose, Keisha Scarville, and others.

A Caribbean Gallery of Art: An Interview with Juliet Ali

4 April 2017

by Gabrielle DaCosta

Juliet Ali is a graphic designer from Trinidad, residing in New York. She is an independent artist as well as the artistic director behind the Small Axe covers since 2006. We sat down together to discuss how she thinks Small Axe covers have changed over the years, and the role of the graphic designer in determining their future.

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sx salon, issue 24 is now available!

3 April 2017
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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
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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.