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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
...., 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. 25...
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Small Axe (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 (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 (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 115–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and assimilationist bourgeoisie. With his friends—like Ina Césaire, a writer who collected tales from wakes, or Franck Hubert, who studies traditional “pitt” architecture and houses made of bwa ti-bonm7—Anicet 5 A very well-known song of the traditional Martinican repertory, interpreted by the great...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is over the lifespan of a publication. I wanted to write an academic essay, to theorize journal work via past editors of Caribbean writings, primarily Henry Swanzy, whose editorial influence has not received a fraction of the attention due. Swanzy and others still make an appearance, but this essay...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to the Caribbean.⁶ Such religious practices syncretically embraced Christianity on the new terrain (see fi gure 2). A mythologizing of history and culture has also taken place in scribal cultures, with obvious examples being the history of the Greeks, which is rendered through a cosmol- ogy of gods...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 159–167.
Published: 01 September 2003
... English (sometimes British) identity—freedom loving, fair, independent, gener- ous, invincible—that has violently or benevolently imposed itself upon other cultures with- out signifi cantly altering itself in the process is still very much with us. On the other side of the equation, there is still...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... identity and inserting Martinique more fully within the Caribbean Region, the literary strategies of Chamoiseau reinforce ties with France. Small Axe, Inc. 2009 Patrick Chamoiseau and the Limits of the Aesthetics of Resistance Stella Vincenot It would seem paradoxical to situate the work...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... insurgency, I am troubled by the fact that Buck-Morss' anti-multiculturalist notion of universality is predicated on an epistemology of catastrophe and the violent stripping of the individual of cultural and social ties. If there is anything we can learn from the Western history of catastrophes, from...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... en pays assiégé: Haïti, Writing Under Siegee (2004). Évelyne Trouillot is a Haitian writer who has published poetry, short fi ction, and novels. She has also written works for children, including L’oiseau miragee (1997) and L’ île de Ti Jean (2004). Her fi rst collection of short...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... posted from Kingston, Jamaica, continues in this formalist vein. This entry asserts of the novel: “[It] has wide appeal. Passionate. Erotic. A modern-day love story rooted in reality. Captures the imagination of those who dare to dream. Compelling. Engrossing. An exploration of the human psyche...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 102–107.
Published: 01 November 2011
...J. Michael Dash While there is an attempt to install Edouard Glissant as a literary patriarch after his death, we should not forget his interest in a poetics of risk that was tied to Michel Leiris's fascination with primitive rituals in general and the bullfight in particular. Glissant's well-known...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
...”? The most moving and resilient answers to these questions come in these pages of Small Axe in response to my work. Varied and conflicting, sometimes dense and always passionate, the commentaries by Avery Gordon, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Matt Richardson, and Chris Bongie hold me hard in their grasp...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2006
... for Snakey, who becomes the idealized, surrogate Other of Martha’s erotic fantasy. This explains the telling dream she has in which Snakey “with the head of Estelle, came to her and took her in his arms and did not need to tell her that he loved her for she saw the passion in his eyes...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... In the introduction to his edited collection Critics on Caribbean Literature , published by George, Allen, and Unwin in London just one year later, Baugh remarks on how “criticism has concentrated heavily on the literature as presenting images of or for West Indian society, as depicting or analyzing that social...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... illustration of the reason that concepts such as Carole Boyce Davies’s “migratory subjectivi- ties” and Simon Gikandi’s “maps of Englishness” are so necessary to the work of uncovering the complexities of Afro-Caribbean identity and self-representation.3 As Mary Prince narrates her history, and along...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Bonnie Thomas Renowned Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé has been a practitioner of littérature-monde for decades. Despite her seminal role in French Caribbean literature she has never limited the subject of her writings, nor her physical inhabitation, to a single confined space. Her extensive...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to Humus, she has published four other novels—D’eaux douces (2004), Le jour où la mer a disparu (2007), Les chiens ne font pas les chats (2008), and Anticorps (2010)—and has also made several documentaries. 1 Fabienne Kanor, Humus (Paris: Gallimard, 2006); hereafter cited in the text...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 103–114.
Published: 01 March 2018
... by a “mulâtre-avocatiste” who nevertheless understands Marie-Sophie’s quest; in his tropical garden he has the aura of the Mentôs and his Cahier is a “médicament-poème.” 21 Similarly, the postman Ti-Joge in Chronique des sept misères , “le plus beau mulâtre de la création” for whom Clarine abandons...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 107–114.
Published: 01 November 2014
... it has a chance to potentially grow within us. We creolophones usually ask for a listener's attention with, “Let me tell you,” translating literally the creole expression, Kité mwen di-ou . Creole also says, Ba mwen di-ou , which literally translates as, “Give me (or allow me) to tell you...