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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... argues that many 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...
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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 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
... work: 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 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 in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... readers, Gouverneurs de la rosée was—and still is—the incarnation of national literature.”4 Arguably the peasant novel in general and Roumain’s novel in particular became the yardsticks for judging Haitian writing in terms of the nationalist revaluation of place. Such an approach reinforced a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... nation was to present itself as a progressive, civilizedd modern state, then Haitian culture—philosophy, anthropology, and especially literature—became a primary site for self-promotion and indeed rehabilitation in the eyes of a suspicious, hostile world. As Anténor Firmin writes in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Hispanic Caribbean or in Central and South America, race is the fundamental issue in Afro-Hispanic literature Th e fl ip side is the creation of anti-Dominican sentiments, which critic Eugenio Matibag suggests is taking root among Haitians but there is no real sense of this evident in their poetry to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Haitian Revolution in literature, in this instance through the genre of theater, and on the imaginary of a people nurtured by this mythicized past. Th e Haitian historic drama that I am contemplating here is refl ected in the apparent fascination of the intellectual elite, that minority which writes...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jack Daniel Webb This essay examines contests over Haitian history between Haitian state actors and British observers—such as diplomats, travel writers, and “journalists”—around the time of Haiti’s commemorations of the centenary of independence in 1904. This was a time for the Haitian people to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Haitian literature Passion Haïti Rodney Saint-Éloi is one of the most exciting contemporary writers of Haitian origin, and yet his work is little studied in the academic world. Saint-Éloi, who was born in Haiti in 1963 and migrated to Montreal, Canada, in 2001, has maintained a long and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
... or less irreconcilable with the literature- and theory-based political struggle of the Antillean overseas departments. Haitian literature scholar Jean Jonassaint has similarly noted the “increasingly frequent” 33 • November 2010...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., “Haiti’s Traces,” 177–87; and Rachel Douglas, “Theory versus Practice: On the Postcolonial Marginalization of Haitian Literature,” 188–98. 6 See Benedicty, “Aesthetics of ‘Ex-centricity,’ ” 176. 202 | New Narratives of Haiti; or, How to Empathize with a Zombie normalized excesses of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
... limited to one type of art. In much of the literature on Haitian painting it is very rarely theorized or properly problematized. These inherent difficulties of nomenclature form, in an abbreviated way, the core of one of my major points of discussion in the text for Continental...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Wendy Asquith As has recently been observed by Matthew J. Smith, “It is a peculiar feature of Haitian historiography that increased production of new literature often follows national crisis.” A parallel pattern has been evident in Haitian visual arts, yet this has not always been at the impulse of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...; and Marlène L. Daut, “The ‘Alpha and Omega’ of Haitian Literature: Baron de Vastey and the US Audience of Haitian Political Writing,” Comparative Literature 64, no. 1 (2012): 49–72. 37 Vastey’s birthplace and attestation of service in Louverture’s army are given in his letter to...