SX49 - Angelika Wallace-Whitfield - The Unconscious, Subconscious & Conscious Self




“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.