“If you are a big tree, we are a small axe.” : sx 45

sx 45: Volume 18, Number 3 45, November 2014, DUKE University Press

* Wayne Modest: On the Self-Evidence of Blackness: An Interview with Charl Landvreugd where he speaks about Blackness and Dutch-ness and the Caribbean intellectual Tradition.

* Charl Landvreugd: Atlantic Transformerz -movt nr.7: Evident

SX45_COVER_Charl Landvreugd

“If you are a big tree, we are a small axe.” As this Jamaican proverb, one with wide Caribbean resonance (and famously popularized by Bob Marley), suggests, a “small axe” is an instrument of criticism. This is what the Small Axe Project is: a Caribbean platform for social, political, and cultural criticism. Our aim is to engage existing practices of criticism in and on the regional and diasporic Caribbean, as a way, not simply of dismissing them, but of better understanding their sources and their uses, their yield as much as their limits, so as to gauge whether or to what extent their aims and motivations might be revised and expanded. (source smallaxe magazine: http://smallaxe.net/)

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