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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 (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
... insurrection of 1791 and the role of Vodou in the revolution. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Sa Nou Pa We Yo (The Invisible Ones): A Reply to Four Readers Madison Smartt Bell Ab s t r a c t : This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell’s trilogy of novels about the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... and the establishment of an ahistorical place of origin. Even when in 1961 François Duvalier’s Tontons Macoutes had murdered Jacques Stephen Alexis, Roumain’s literary and ideological heir, Roumain’s novel was “mandatory in the secondary schools. . . . For most Haitian readers, Gouverneurs de la rosée...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., by which the reader must engage with the text?13 In this sense, given Glissant’s comments, Haitian painting offers such readability, implying that one need not be literate to “read.” It is interesting to note, then, that the next of Laferrière’s listings of leisure...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
... deeds are added to, and his evilness is hyperbolized. Readers and critics have also often assumed, wrongly, that the politically significant ele- ments that they find in the 1995 Haitian editions or the 2004 French editions were already present in the first editions of Mûr...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Kaiama L. Glover The 2010 earthquake has given rise to and put into wide(r) circulation a narrative very much of a piece with the long-standing discourse of Haitian singularity. This recent, though not new, narrative is premised not only on the notion of Haiti's endless suffering but also...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... speech to emphasize its difference from Standard Spanish while still making it comprehensible to a reader of Spanish with limited knowledge of Creole. Luis Pie’s speech appears as a hybrid of Haitian Creole and Spanish that uses Dominican Spanish phonetic spelling. For example, Pie says eperán instead...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the Dominican Republic as a nation, Dominican national identity, Dominican-Haitian relations, and—more broadly—the island of Hispaniola. INES@hartford.edu Copyright © 2021 Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Dominican Republic Haiti Manuel Rueda Maroon Pluralismo Todos sabían que la iguana verde, la...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
....” 85 To understand the full import of what Trouillot did with Silencing the Past when he captivated the attention of the world—in essence, forcing his readers to listen to the Haitian people and to encounter them as theorists of their own world—we must go beyond him. Silencing the Past should...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Danticat chooses Jacmel in order to provide readers with a sense of Haiti’s rich cultural legacy, its practices related to Lent, its Carnival, and the Haitian Revolution. Such a text, however, could not have been produced by visiting Haiti’s degenerating capital Port-au-Prince...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... turns it into a familiar refrain. That “click, click, click” lingers for the reader as we register what is happening to Magdalie, and we see the photographer through her eyes. Her awareness of how photographs of Haitian people in general and earthquake survivors in particular circulate after...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2005
... to a Haiti past or present is even Elizabeth Walcott- more unsettling particularly since it moves beyond Haitian reality and Haitian borders. Hackshaw Chauvet may not have foreseen the state of crime and its terrorizing eff ects in many...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 131–142.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., this tense is le conditionnel ; it is also an invitation that their works, and Joseph-Gabriel’s, encourage the reader to explore. So where do we place a Haitian woman of an independent former French colony who takes on the Belgian citizenship of her husband while conducting research on African women...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
...: I too sometimes wonder if in the intimate, both solitary and solidary, union between writers and readers a border can really exist. Is there a border between Antigone’s desire to bury her brother and the Haitian mother of 1964 who desperately wants to take her dead son’s body...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of AIDS, Chancy challenges readers’ conceptualization of sexuality in relation to the pandemic, especially with regards to how the disease has been cast and how it has been addressed within Haitian society. Defined as a “mark of disgrace or infamy; a sign of severe censure or condemnation, regarded...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 189–201.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in Haitian literature. I think that this social aspect more than anything else shapes us. It shaped me as a reader fi rst of all. I said to 16. Georges Sylvain (1866–1925) was born in the Dominican Republic while his family, of Haitian origin, was in exile. Poet, translator...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Nicole Roberts Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Haitian and Dominican E/migration and the (Re)construction of National Identity in the Poetry of the Third Generation Nicole Roberts Nous allons vers un monde de nulle part. Cette marche forcée vers un monde uniforme a quelque chose...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... At the same time, as Smith pushes the discussion of opposition politics forward to include “Papa Doc,” his book forces readers to think about possible links between late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century radicalism in Haiti. Smith briefly exam- ines the ideas of Haitian statesman and indigéniste...
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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 (2006) 10 (1): 180–188.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Silvio Torres-Saillant Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Blackness and Meaning in Studying Hispaniola: A Review Essay Silvio Torres-Saillant Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint: Nation, Race, and State on Hispaniola, Eugenio Matibag. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 0...