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Published: 01 July 2015
Figure 3. André Masson, drawing, 1941. Illustration for Martinique: Charmeuse de serpents by André Breton, Martinique Figure 3. André Masson, drawing, 1941. Illustration for Martinique: Charmeuse de serpents by André Breton, Martinique More
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 115–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Patricia Donatien-Yssa This essay chronicles the rise and fall of the cultural groups Fwomajé and Totem and their contributions to the development of the arts in Martinique. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Translated by Nadève Ménard Fwomajé and Totem: The Beginnings and Consolidation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Naïma Hachad et Valérie Loichot This essay addresses the aesthetics and politics of “restitution” in the works of Victor Anicet, a contemporary ceramist and painter from Martinique. Specifically, it investigates the mixed-media piece titled Restitution as a site of memory, restoration, reinvention...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Stella Vincenot This article shows how Patrick Chamoiseau's struggle against neocolonial forms of domination of Martinique is remarkably similar to French Regionalism, a movement fighting for political and cultural autonomy of the French Provinces in the early XXth Century. Given the fate of French...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 186–189.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Contributors Stéphanie Bérard is assistant professor in the Department of French Language and Literature at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Her research deals with francophone and creolo- phone Caribbean theater from Guadeloupe and Martinique. She...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Figure 3. André Masson, drawing, 1941. Illustration for Martinique: Charmeuse de serpents by André Breton, Martinique Figure 3. André Masson, drawing, 1941. Illustration for Martinique: Charmeuse de serpents by André Breton, Martinique ...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Justin Izzo This essay examines the roles played by ethnographic writing and translation in Raphaël Confiant's 1994 L'allée des soupirs . This novel fictionalizes the 1959 riots in Martinique while simultaneously creating characters who debate the relative merits of modes of expression capable...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and its TV adaptation; Roger de Jaham's Tous Créoles! movement; and Romain Bolzinger's documentary Les derniers maîtres de la Martinique . Through the prism of the manifesto, the essay sketches a number of tropes, images, and discursive positions that, whether directly influenced by créolité...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Suzanne Césaire's essays in Tropiques make an important intervention in imagining a new Martinican and ultimately Pan-Caribbean identity during World War II. This study examines Césaire's joint politics and poetics of liberation in the context of dissidence in Martinique...
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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 (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 182–192.
Published: 01 November 2013
... constituent parts as a fourth unit of analysis. Drawing from recent work in feminist science studies and from her own fieldwork on sexual politics in Martinique, the author asks how the body might function as an important scalar intertext in our ongoing efforts to demonstrate the centrality of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 123–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... apparent when (as he himself pointed out to me) you consider his name—his names. He was very proud of the literal meaning of the word glissant : slippery. And then there is his nom de voisinage , his neighborly name, his nickname. In Martinique it is what your friends and family call you and is important...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., on the occasion of the “Semaine de la Martinique.” Maeve McCusker: Today is May 10th, the day that commemorates the abolition of slavery [in all French colonies] in 1848. How far do you think we’ve come in the attempt to recognize and to come to terms with slavery 160 years later? Patrick Chamoiseau...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2013
...' and ‘the emergence of a creole counter-discourse,’” Dayan writes, “he omits any mention of Glissant's analyses of the dehumanizing gifts of emancipation, money, and modernity to the people of Martinique.” Citing the same passage in which Gilroy criticizes Dash's translation, Dayan points out how the former inverts...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 12–24.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Identity: Frantz Fanon and the Postcolonial Prerogative,” in The Location of Culture, 2nd ed. (London: Routledge, 2004), 61; Frantz Fanon, L’an cinq de la révolution algérienne (Paris: Maspero, 1959). 10 This is ironic, of course, because Martinique, which became an overseas...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
... des échos-monde, vous l’avez compris, c’est Édouard Glissant”; Patrick Chamoiseau and Raphaël Confiant, Lettres créoles: Tracées antillaises et continentales de la littérature , Haïti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, 1635–1975 (1991; repr., Paris: Gallimard, 1999), 257. 9 Jean Bernabé...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 105–114.
Published: 01 November 2009
... an artistic point of view. On the other hand, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Guyane are three former French colonies that became departments in 1946. The visual memory of the region was of course ruptured by colonization and slavery: pre- Columbian art and contemporary art do not form a single...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Celia M. Britton Critical work on Glissant often divides his writing into two periods: before and after the publication of Le Discours antillais in 1981. In the first he focuses mainly on Martinique and its social, political and cultural problems, while the second broadens out, via the concept...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... examines in detail the development of cultural initiatives in Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti, followed by recent regional and international events featuring Francophone Caribbean films. The last section of this paper considers three individual filmmakers who have had a verifiable impact on film culture...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... moments: Black Power and Black Nationalism at the end of the 1960s and into the '70s; the political monumentalization of Césaire in Martinique between the late 1970s and his ninetieth-birthday celebration in 2003; and the creation of two book series to serve as cultural intermediaries—CARAF Books and New...