Description: Small Axe 68 features essays by Arnaldo M. Cruz-Malavé, Jenny Sharpe, M. Myrta Leslie Santana, and Peter L. Haffner. We launch the new annual section, “Keywords in Caribbean Studies: A Small Axe Project,” introduced by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario and Ryan Cecil Jobson. Our first keyword discussion explores the terms zwart, negro/a/x*, nègre, and Black with essays by Gloria Wekker, Omaris Z. Zamora, Grégory Pierrot, and Leniqueca A. Welcome.
The essay and visual essay “Everything Slackens in a Wreck,” by Andil Gosine develops a discussion about four Asian Caribbean women artists: Wendy Nanan, Margaret Chen, Andrea Chung, and Kelly Sinnapah Mary.
We close the issue with a book discussion of Ren Ellis Neyra’s The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics with essays by Rocío Zambrana, Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, and Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús. See http://smallaxe.net/sx/issues/68