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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Arendt, the author proceeds to a brief case study of the highly polemical writings of Pompée Valentin, baron de Vastey, the secretary and “publicist” to King Henry Christophe. The first Haitian writer of note, Vastey passionately defended Haiti's revolutionary birth, its sovereignty, and its monarchy in...
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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 July 2017) 21 (2 (53)): 22–43.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Chelsey L. Kivland Since 2010, “Jerry” has become Haiti's most prominent graffiti artist. Dealing with the most sensitive issues of the day—disaster, insecurity, illiteracy, aid dependency, corruption, and poverty—he has canvassed Port-au-Prince and other cities with murals that invite compassion...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that human rights were theirs too.” 16 Similarly, Franklin Knight maintains that Haiti played an inaugural and “inordinately important role in the articulation of a version of human rights as it forged the second independent state in modern history.” 17 And, perhaps most passionately, Nick...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Haitian Novels and Novels of Haiti: History, Haitian Writing, and Madison Smartt Bell’s Trilogy Martin Munro Ab s t r a c t : This essay reads Madison Smartt Bell’s Haitian trilogy in the context of contemporary Haitian literature, and considers why Haitian writers have tended not...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... writer fits into the picture and historiography of Haitian radicalism. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 The racism and corruption that informed the Duvalierist state very much mirrored the discriminatory practices that had long been in place in Haiti, and Duvalier's color-based fracturing of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 119–123.
Published: 01 October 2008
... relation, of this same country, with the civilizations of Africa, the histories, at long last known, of Haiti and the blacks of the United States, the peoples of the Andes and South America, with the suf- ferings of the world, its passions and its tremors. From this beginning, then, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 160–167.
Published: 01 June 2008
...José F. Buscaglia-Salgado Silvio Torres-Saillant's passionate defense of Caribbean intellectual traditions is far from being “an intellectual history of the Caribbean.” Nevertheless, this is an indispensable book, both for what it says and for the Antillean passion that drives the author's...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Haiti. The article argues that, in suggesting the interdependencies that exist between individuals and groups in Haiti, Trouillot's work offers a potential way out of the repetitive, circular history that revenge and hatred tend to create. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008...
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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 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 173–185.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Susan Buck-Morss Responding to commentaries on Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History by Sibylle Fischer and David Scott, this essay describes universal history as “theoretical pragmatics,” a practice of theorizing that undermines established narratives. Focusing on the singularity of historical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... trashcans. Instead, they are weighty, extravagant and intemperate in their height and clutter. That is the feeling I have when I call up the dream. I am thrown away in a heap, in the midst of once-treasured junk that still seems effervescent with love, imprudent in excess. Haiti vodou conversion...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... are) prepared to go to any lengths to maintain the old status quo? Th ere is a story here—which, admittedly, may not be CARICOM’s story—that is waiting to be told in all its unhappy detail. For it is only fair to add that there are some in Haiti who will tell you with passionate...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... waiting to be told in all its unhappy detail. For it is only fair to add that there are some in Haiti who will tell you with passionate conviction that they were always skeptical of Aristide’s political style, that they always saw in the demeanor of his populism a distress- ing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Small Axe Incorporated 2005 CONTRIBUTORS Mario Benjamin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1964. A self-taught artist, he is one of the most important artists to have emerged in Haiti since the 1980s. Since his fi rst exhibition in 1983, he has become one of the leading fi gures of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
... some extent.” Ibid. 2. Ibid., 116. 3. Joan Dayan, Haiti, History, and the Godss (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 26; Vincent Placoly, Dessalines ou la passion de l’indépendancee (Case-Pilote, Martinique: L’Autre mer, 1994), 81...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2005
... for all the rest. Th us, the thirteen chap- ters that follow must have the same title as the eighteenth: “Defending Haiti” (“Pour défendre Haïti Th ese chapters cover the period from 1804 to today. Does this mean that since Haiti proclaimed its independence, it has always been on the defensive...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 99–110.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., a ‘scuttling’ by francophone writers who, rather than wave the flag of francophonie, recently celebrated during the Salon du livre and passionately defended by millions of people, instead attempt to make it seem “old hat” [la “ringardiser”] and to sow doubt in people’s minds...