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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
...J. Michael Dash Small Axe Incorporated 2005 The Theater of the Haitian Revolution / The Haitian Revolution as Theater J. Michael Dash Th e theatre had come to a town without theatres, and as a theatre would have to be created, they took advantage of a heaven-sent...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Number 18 September 2005 Profondes et nombreuses: Haiti, History, Culture, 1804–2004 Guest edited by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Martin Munro CONTENTS Foreword David Scott v Introduction: Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Rachel Douglas This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack of representations of the Haitian revolution in most contemporary Haitian writing. Rather than writing explicitly about the Revolution, many Haitian writers “perform” revolutions in their own work. Frankétienne's work provides us...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Doris L. Garraway This study proposes a new interpretation of the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath by examining the ideological foundations for the emergence of the first monarchy in the postcolonial Atlantic world. The discourse of freedom and the practice of authoritarianism in the Haitian...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 194–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Charles Forsdick Central to Madison Smartt Bell's trilogy of novels on the Haitian Revolution is the character of Toussaint Louverture. The article considers how Bell's Toussaint fits into two centuries of representations of the revolutionary leader, exploring in particular the ways in which his...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... something significant about Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit stands or falls on his knowledge of the Haitian Revolution; and the second concerns her curious reading of C.L.R. James' T he Black Jacobins , as mainly “information,” rather than itself an attempt to theorize the Haitian Revolution as universal...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... left somewhat unresolved in her seminal essay “Hegel and Haiti,” turns the Haitian Revolution and its half suppressed echo in Hegel's master-slave dialectic into an emblematic event. Universal ideas of liberty and liberation can only be glimpsed in singular moments of rupture, systemic break-down, and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... words, is never-not a dimension of a theory-problem. In offering these cautionary remarks concerning the construction of Haiti as a theory-problem, I mean to afford myself some skeptical room in which to come at the recent provocative characterization of the Haitian Revolution in terms of some idea...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Laurent Dubois This essay discusses the ways in which Madison Smartt Bell's novel The Stone That the Builder Refused represents the history of the Haitian Revolution, and particularly the figure of Toussaint Louverture. It argues that the novel engages usefully with the problem of how we can and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madison Smartt Bell This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell's trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution— All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads, The Stone That the Builder Refused. Particular attention is paid to the idea of a French royalist plot behind the slave...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Martin Munro This essay reads Madison Smartt Bell's Haitian trilogy in the context of contemporary Haitian literature, and considers why Haitian writers have tended not to evoke the revolution in their work, and why it is an American author has produced the most ambitious work of Haitian historical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... forcibly transplanted slaves of French planters fleeing the Haitian Revolution, it follows a similar rhythmic pattern and has very similar lyrics: Tabatiè m'tombé [x3] Mamzell'Marie, Ranmassé li pou moue. 15 But are such examples of musical longevity the exception or the rule? In Haitian popular...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Haitian politicians, the commemorations of the centenary of 1804 were clearly important for emphasizing conceptions of national unity in the face of ever-encroaching imperial powers. 13 Nord Alexis oversaw a concerted effort to celebrate publicly the actions of the heroes of the Haitian Revolution, not...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14–31.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Problem of Popular Insurgency in Haitian Revolutionary Historiography Nick Nesbitt Ab s t r a c t : This article explores the conceptual problem of popular insurgency in Haitian revolution- ary historiography. Framed by fundamental questions of legitimate versus illegitimate...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... add that it is most odd that the wealth of critical work on Haiti, focused so often almost exclusively on the Haitian Revolution, rarely pays any atten- tion at all to Haitian writers because Haitian works just do not “fit” what critics are usually 6 Patrick Chamoiseau was, however, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
... colony and potential traitors to the new country’s unity that history would remember. Th e Haitian Revolution had been carried out to abolish slavery and, consequently, obliterate the power of the whites. Th us, at the beginning of the republic, the question of racial identity would prove to be...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2005
... an eloquent means of demonstrating that the 1804 revolution intended to form a coalition of all those, Haitian or foreigners, who opposed the European colonization of the New World. Th e mitigated successes of the Zapatista guerillas in Chiapas, Mexico, to take but one of the chains of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the present-day black poetry² of this island; that is, both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In the twentieth century, marked by the Haitian Revolution (1804) and the Cuban Revolution (1959), poetry across the Caribbean has sought to refl ect the local realities and has been inspired by...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 September 2005
... rebellion and starts the Haitian Revolution. Instead of describing coalitions and plans, a metaphysical event triggers the rebellion. Carpentier himself is well aware of this staging mechanism; at the end of novel, the hero, Ti Noël, has vanished. Only a vulture glides 6. See my argument on the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... through the realization of the Haitian Revolution. If the wake is a form of consciousness, then how can it make us more aware of black girls living in the postslavery present? In some ways, the unnamed girls that Sharpe sees in the archive can also be considered a living dead example. On the one hand...