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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of capturing the linguistic, cultural, and racial hybridity of créolité in literature. Confiant translates into fictional terms important precepts on Caribbean literary production set out in Eloge de la créolité , which Confiant wrote with Patrick Chamoiseau and Jean Bernabé. By transforming the aesthetic...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
... all point toward vibrant prospects for essayistic fiction in the Caribbean and represent a productive appropriation and transformation of what is often considered a deeply rooted European form. 35 Ibid., 884. 36 Deleuze and Guattari explain, “Un rhizome comme tige souterraine se distingue...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Christina Kullberg In French Caribbean literature, translations from Creole to French, along with the inclusion of Creole orality in novels written in French, constitute a broader form of intracultural translation that expose problematic tensions between sameness and difference. The essay starts...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in late-twentieth-century Jamaica. R obert D ecker is a doctoral candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University. His work examines representation and narratological functions of space and history in twentieth-century French-language fiction of the Caribbean. His current...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Translation,” Justin Izzo asks how writers of the Caribbean theorize, and thus perhaps counterdefine, themselves in their fiction. Reading Confiant's novel L'allée des soupirs through the lens of his coauthored cultural treatise Eloge de la créolité , Izzo theorizes a practice of “interdisciplinary...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... biography of Alexandre Pétion. Titled “A Cuba libre” (“To a Free Cuba”), this 1871 essay translates the subject of Haiti for the Hispanic Caribbean reading public through the “great men” historicist narrative that became popular in the nineteenth century. 21 The text places Pétion at the center stage...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2016
... seem off-limits by virtue of its sharing the same island with Sint Maarten, a territory under Dutch sovereignty. The eminent Caribbean fiction writer and thinker George Lamming has attested to the pain it causes him “to think that a generation of graduates from the University of the West Indies...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Kate Perillo This essay situates Nalo Hopkinson’s science fiction novel Midnight Robber within an understudied tradition of critical and creative thought that theorizes technological futurity in distinctly Caribbean terms. Although not typically read as “science fiction,” Édouard Glissant’s...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 129–139.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Caribbean fiction in translation Afro-Cuban prose rhythm Antonio Benítez-Rojo Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 A future biographer might be interested in what he revealed to me in those conversations, which may or may not be relevant to his 1979 novel El mar de las lentejas , rendered...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2013
... might yet repicture what we have been given, and what we have so far made. One Caribbean scholar who was deeply concerned with the issue of the translocal Caribbean, and whose work can be read as a practice of continuous linguistic and conceptual translation, was the late Michel-Rolph Trouillot...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 209–211.
Published: 01 July 2017
... published in the Caribbean Writer and Moko . In 2014, she was shortlisted for the Small Axe Literary Competition and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and she is the second-place winner of the 2016 Small Axe Literary Competition for short fiction. She is a consulting fiction editor at Moko and a 2016...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., in his fiction and in the works of Shani Mootoo or Robert Antoni. Characteristically, Edmondson refuses any neat answer as to whether the global acceptance of Anglo-Creoles indicates the welcome particularity of Caribbean locations and lingo for audiences who might, as Bhabha said in acknowledging...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
... inhabitations clearly demonstrate multiple cultural and linguistic migrations, and her working life has followed an equally nonconventional path. Far from being confined to a singular role as a “Caribbean novelist,” Condé has crossed many genres within her craft (fiction, theater...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Fictions for Freedom,” 84–101. 49 See Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Boston: Beacon, 1995), which may well be the most influential nonfiction book published by a Caribbean scholar over the last thirty years. 48 Monique Bedasse, “Rastafari...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... discursive and cultural transactions among Latin American, Caribbean, and Latin@ communities around the globe. Her reviews, articles, and translations have appeared in The Black Scholar, Callaloo, Antípodas, Cua.dri.vi.um, Discourse, and Cuadernos del CILHA (Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios de...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and proposing that it offers a fertile opportunity to rethink the ultimately untenable division between the literary and the popular. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Caribbean popular fiction Perry Henzell Lee R. Duffus Tony Sewell Marlon James While the intersections between politics...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... tragédie haïtienne,” in Hoffmann, Oeuvres complètes de Jacques Roumain, 688 (translation mine). Originally published in Regards 18 (November 1937). 9. David Nicholls, Haiti in Caribbean Context (London: Macmillan, 1985), 187. 36 | SX27 • Fictions of Displacement the short story...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Ángel A. Rivera This essay explores Eugenio María de Hostos’s and Ramón E. Betances’s notions of modern subjectivities, in the context of Romantic narratives, to index the fractures of collective and communal nationalist imaginaries within the Caribbean Confederation. Hostos and Betances were...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 152–154.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by the Leverhulme Trust (www.caribbeanliteraryheritage.com). Guillermina De Ferrari is professor of Caribbean literature and visual culture at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is the author of Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary SX61 [ 3.2020 ] 153 Caribbean Fiction (2007), Community...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2015
... between Women in Caribbean Literature (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010); Donette Francis, Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); Patricia Joan Saunders, Alien-Nation and Repatriation: Translating...