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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jennifer M. Wilks This essay positions Negritude thinker Suzanne Césaire (1915–66) as a cultural critic whose “writings of dissent” remain relevant both in the Caribbean of her birth and the Europe of her death. Although far-right politicians have argued for contemporary France's return to its...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 100–107.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and the 1980s and were often borrowed from other languages. The way the terms have been and continue to be used illustrates France’s complicated and shifting relation to people of African descent, notably within its own population. In the context of culture wars that have been shaking the country in the past...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Fredrik Thomasson Sweden became a slaveholding nation when it acquired its only Caribbean colony, Saint-Barthélemy—a.k.a. St. Barths or St. Barts—from France in 1784. When the island was retroceded in 1878, the records created during ninety-four years of Swedish Caribbean rule were left behind...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the juxtapositions of various voices this work examines how the legacy of black families in the Caribbean connects with the stories of European maritime `hero's, such as Frances Drake, Christopher Columbus, Walter Raleigh and James Cook. Images of state sanctioned and educational authorities are placed alongside...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of slavery, 2004 was the 200 th anniversary of the Haitian Declaration of Independence and 2006 marked 60 years since Martinique and Guadeloupe became part of metropolitan France as overseas departments. French Caribbean writers have been vital to the public activities associated with remembrance of slavery...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... identity and inserting Martinique more fully within the Caribbean Region, the literary strategies of Chamoiseau reinforce ties with France. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Patrick Chamoiseau and the Limits of the Aesthetics of Resistance Stella Vincenot It would seem paradoxical to situate the work...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Alex Dupuy This article analyzes the shifts in the balance of power between Aristide and the Haitian dominant and middle classes and the foreign powers (the United States, France, and Canada) during the two periods of Aristide's presidency (1991/1994-1996, and 2001-2004). In the first period...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Martin Munro The Littérature-monde manifesto, published in 2007, seems to announce a new era for writing in French from non-metropolitan regions. It moreover suggests that this moment marks a “Copernican revolution” in the literary history of France and the French-speaking world. This article...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 121–134.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and now ninth, decade of his life. The article analyses contributions to manifestos, reports, open letters and other public documents relating to topics such as slavery, colonial memory, ecology and the relationship of France to the Antillean DOM-ROMs. Attenuating Chris Bongie's association of Glissant...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
...A. James Arnold In a no-holds-barred review of his participation in the ongoing interpretation of Aimé Césaire's poetry and its relationship to the changing face of identity politics in France, the French West Indies, and the United States, the author highlights some particularly significant...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Haitian writers are, in fact, what we could call becoming -France/ becoming -Paris. Questioning the phenomenon of postcolonial star formations, as delineated by Graham Huggan and Chris Bongie, the essay also examines the inescapability of extra-literary factors, where Haitian literature is concerned...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the French colonial orb. This essay argues that the contemporary Afrofeminist movement in France’s fight for Black liberation and articulations of new forms of belonging point to the continued discontents of the country’s Black population with the universalist pretenses of the French republic. sj861...
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Published: 01 March 2016
“Blanc-Français”; music transcribed by the author. From Jean Prax, “Ahiti: Etudes sur la civilisation des Noirs” (unpublished manuscript, dated 1857), 717. By permission of the Archives diplomatiques, Ministère des affaires étrangères, La Courneuve, France More
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Published: 01 July 2015
Amour Colère Folie ( Love Anger Madness ) : A Temporary Monument to Resistance , 2013. Painted wood, barriers, and fences, with vinyl digital-graphic appliqués; 900 × 900 × 500cm. Place de L'Abbé Grégoire, Fort-de-france, BIAC Biennale internationale d'art Contemporain Martinique More
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
...“Blanc-Français”; music transcribed by the author. From Jean Prax, “Ahiti: Etudes sur la civilisation des Noirs” (unpublished manuscript, dated 1857), 717. By permission of the Archives diplomatiques, Ministère des affaires étrangères, La Courneuve, France ...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 69–84.
Published: 01 March 2022
... colonial “History.” 5 Maximin proves himself such an agent as he recounts the generational past of protagonist Marie-Gabriel, a young writer who is struggling to compose a narrative of her people’s history. The apex of Maximin’s novel features a letter Marie-Gabriel sends to her friend Adrien in France...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
... by Richard Philcox as Tales from the Heart: True Stories of My Childhood (New York: Soho, 2001). Maryse Condé, Victoire, les saveurs et les mots (Paris: Mercure de France, 2006); translated into English by Richard Philcox as Victoire: My Mother’s Mother (New York: Atria, 2010). Maryse Condé, Desirada...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Left can probably be explained by the nature of the scholarly project that was his, marked by the demand of the present and critical impatience. Although other intellectuals across the channel shared this critical impatience, whoever looks for it in France would be at pains to find an equivalent figure...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... were betraying the intentions of Rousseau, Montesquieu, and the other great philosophes of the eighteenth century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Jean-Jacques Rousseau slavery Haitian Revolution enlightenment In a reflection of France's political transformation at the dawn of the French...