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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 (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
...: the spiral and quantum writing . ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Haitian Revolutions in Literature: The Case of Linguistic and Visual Inventiveness in Frankétienne Rachel Douglas Ab s t r a c t : This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
... considers the case of Haitian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, and suggests that this, one of the oldest Francophone literary traditions, can be thought of as a precursor to “littérature-monde.” Focusing on questions of language, style, and relationships with the metropole, the paper situates...
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Small Axe (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 (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Martin Munro Evoking the persistence of themes of revenge and animosity in Haitian literature, this article considers how Lyonel Trouillot radically reconceptualizes them, and considers how his work is pushing toward a more complex understanding of personal and collective identity and destiny...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of literary criticism surrounding French Caribbean and Haitian literature, and draws on her approach to analyze a selection of novels by Lyonel Trouillot. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Haiti’s Traces Laurent Dubois Kaiama L. Glover’s Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
... need new voices. New causes. Other people who can tell other stories. To be done with the myth of heroes and wounded memory”; Saint-Éloi, Passion Haïti , 22. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Rodney Saint-Éloi Édouard Glissant Tout-monde Haitian literature Passion Haïti Rodney...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Kaiama L. Glover This essay reflects on Haitian radicalism by looking at the life and the works of novelist Marie Vieux Chauvet (1916–73). Though increasingly a subject of interest for scholars of Haitian women's literature and of Haitian feminism, Chauvet's work is only rarely considered alongside...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 189–201.
Published: 01 September 2005
... sensibility? Dany Laferrière: Yes, the revolution shaped my entire outlook, because I belong to the generation that studied Haitian literature and history at school. I imagine the preceding generations had studied history as well but we studied Haitian literature, and literature in Haiti...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and monolingual. Further, defining the authentic Haitian as monolingual essentially perpetuates the denial of linguistic rights for the majority of the Haitian population. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Haiti Haitian literature Haitian linguistic situation monolingual Haitians Haitian readers While...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
... indelibly marked by a narrative of violence perceived by even the most sympathetic scholars as more or less irreconcilable with the literature- and theory-based political struggle of the Antillean overseas departments. Haitian literature scholar Jean Jonassaint has similarly noted...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 175–178.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Festival of Berlin in 2004. Rachel Douglas is lecturer in francophone postcolonial studies at the University of Liver- pool. She is a specialist in contemporary Haitian literature, especially that of Frankétienne, and her current research focuses on issues of rewriting...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
.... S hanna J ean -B aptiste is assistant professor in the Department of French at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Her research and teaching interests include francophone West African and Caribbean literatures, particularly Haitian literature; identity formation and gender politics; visual art...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2005
... that the book would have instilled fear in and scandalized Chauvet’s own society; her father, Constant Vieux, was part of the social elite and highly placed in government. Marie Chauvet faced alienation in Haiti from her family and 3. Yanick Lahens, interview with Clarisse Zimra, “Haitian Literature...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
... by a series of special issues of journals, such as Yale French Studies, the Journal of Haitian Studies, Small Axe, Research in African Literatures, and Ethnologies.25 All of 21. See Liberté, égalité, fraternité . . . et puis après?, dir. Jean Rouch, Comité du film ethnographique, 1990; Jean-Michel...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or the Dominican Republic.5 That said, there are definitely also positive discourses on Haiti: notably, the “resilience” of “the Haitian people” and the abundance of creative pro- duction—in the visual arts, in literature, in performance, and in music. Yet, inevitably, most redemptive...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 186–189.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., South Section (AICA-SC). Valerie Kaussen is an associate professor of French at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Herfrancophone research cinema,and teaching cultural interests studies, are and in literary Haitian theory. literature She and is the culture author and of Migrantin French Revo...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2011
... on Haitian literature and French Caribbean writers, Theespeciallypublications Ripening Edouard include (1985), Glissant, Literature Caribbean many and Discourse Ideologyof whose in(1989), works Haiti (1981), heand has Monsieur Haiti translated and Toussaintthe into United English, (2005). States...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... (1989), Le patriarche, le marron et la dossaa (1988), Contribution à l’étude du réalisme merveilleux (1987), and L’Avènement de la littérature haïtiennee (1987). His Haitian work has focused on questions of literature, language, oral culture, exile, and the collective imagination...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and see justice done for him and his family. This was well within his rights as a high-ranking colonial military official. Bonaparte refused him. Louverture was found dead in his prison cell on 7 April 1803. Recent scholarship in Haitian literature and history has shed crucial new light...