Small Axe 58 is now available. With a preface by David Scott (“Badiou in Jamaica?”), the March issue features essays by Jack Webb, Daniel Benjamin and Paul Emilijanowicz; a special section, “The Jamaican 1970s, edited by Donette Francis; cover art and Visualities section, featuring the work of Jamaican artist Phillip Thomas, and Book Discussion—Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution.
Table of Contents
Preface: Badiou in Jamaica?
Silences and Specters: Haiti, the British Empire and the 1904 Commemorations of the Centenary of Independence
On Ecstatic-Aesthetic Universality—In Zong!
From Dominican-Haitian ‘Cockfight’ to Polyrhythmic Counterpoint: Writing Difference on the Island of Hispaniola
The Jamaican 1970s
Guest editor, Donette Francis
Interim Time: Recasting the Revolutionary Jamaican 1970s
Reading the Jamaican 1970s as Political Thriller: Lessons from Pop Fiction
“Black Man Time Now”: Race, Class and Culture in 1970s Jamaica
The Jamaican Left: Dogmas, Theories, and Politics, 1974-1980
Reading the Seventies in a Different Stylie: Dub, Poetry and the Urgency of Message
The Jamaican 70s and its influence on the making of Black Britain
Decolonization, the body and performance in the 1970s
‘The Word is Love’: Michael Manley’s Style of Radical Political Will
May You Live in Interesting Times
Book Discussion: Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
“He Was a Lion, and He Would Destroy Much:” A Practical and Speculative School of Revolutionary Politics
Sara E. Johnson
Thy Neighbor’s Slave Society: Rethinking Comparison and Interconnection in the History of Caribbean Slavery
Laura Rosanne Adderley
Slavery, Freedom, and the Work of Speculation
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