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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)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Maeve McCusker In an interview which took place in the Maison Française, Oxford, on 10 May 2008, the day instituted by the Chirac government to commemorate the crime of slavery, Patrick Chamoiseau discusses his attempts to raise consciousness of slavery among young Antilleans. He reflects on his...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of writing, the analysis starts by examining what the author calls the regime of visibility and its ontological implications in the 1989 manifesto Éloge de la créolité . This then serves as a basis for a close reading of Patrick Chamoiseau’s 2009 novel Les neuf consciences du Malfini , narrated from...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Christy Wampole This analysis shows the affinity between the concept of essayism and the project of créolisation undertaken by Patrick Chamoiseau and other Martinican writers. By translating the essayistic spirit—the will to assay , to try, to attempt, or to strive—to a non-European context...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 103–114.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Dominique Chancé This essay discusses Éloge de la créolité and Patrick Chamoiseau’s novels and later texts, arguing that créolité , or creoleness, is far more complex and ambiguous than its critics have hitherto assumed. It is not confined to the Creole language but can be expressed in French...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Lucy Swanson This essay examines the second installment of Martinican author Patrick Chamoiseau’s trilogy Une enfance créole , using Chemin-d’école to consider how writers from the Caribbean may deploy magic in their texts in alternative ways to the magical realist mode, which critics have argued...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Carrie Noland After the death of Aimé Césaire in 2008, several Martinican writers published homages to the poet/statesman, indicating thereby their own place in the legacy he established. This essay studies one such homage, Patrick Chamoiseau's Césaire, Perse, Glissant: Les liaisons magnétiques, un...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Martin Munro; Celia Britton This essay introduces part 1 of a special section on the créolité movement—“Eulogizing Creoleness? Rereading Éloge de la créolité ”—in which a variety of essays explore and assess the impact, twenty-five-plus years on, of the controversial manifesto by Patrick Chamoiseau...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Sarah L. Lincoln Reading Patrick Chamoiseau's Texaco in terms of Joseph Meeker's notion of the “comedy of survival,” Lincoln argues that the text affirms the pragmatic necessities of survival and continued “opposition,” despite the evident impossibility of resistance at a time of political...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of capturing the linguistic, cultural, and racial hybridity of créolité in literature. Confiant translates into fictional terms important precepts on Caribbean literary production set out in Eloge de la créolité , which Confiant wrote with Patrick Chamoiseau and Jean Bernabé. By transforming the aesthetic...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... prepared reading public. Referring to some recent global events, and drawing on a largely neglected pamphlet by Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau, the author wonders if the time for the Éloge and the broader, related Caribbean theories of history and culture may have arrived and argues that Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 89–102.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nathalie Batraville L’intertextualité avec l’œuvre d’Aimé Césaire révèle combien Mûr à crever de Frankétienne se démarque de la vision culturalisante qui prévaut dans l’ Éloge de la créolité de Patrick Chamoiseau, Raphaël Confiant et Jean Bernabé. En comparant la relation entre esthétique et...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Justin Izzo This essay develops an anthropological genealogy of the créolité literary project. Examining works by Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, the author studies how the créolistes read ethnography and the social sciences into a revitalized creole literary history...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 126–136.
Published: 01 March 2018
... effets économiques de la départementalisation, adopte le mot d’ordre d’autonomie dans les années 1960. La créolité de Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau et Raphaël Confiant apparaît plus tardivement. Elle émerge au moment où les organisations indépendantistes, les associations de sauvegarde du patrimoine...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 70–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
..., in the built environ- ment, the evolution of language, and other aspects of Creole culture. In Martinique, Patrick Chamoiseau describes the architecture of a maison créole as the result of colonial adaptation to the region’s heat, rain, and winds.17 Thus, geography, weather, and landscape...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on exemplary practitioners of this demanding task—on historically situated insider-outsiders such as Freud and Benjamin as well as on subaltern groups who seek recognition and reattachment to an illusory transcendental “civilization.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Patrick Chamoiseau Jamaica Kincaid Walter...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 102–107.
Published: 01 November 2011
... movement: Patrick Chamoiseau—whose first novel,Chronique des sept misères, had been republished the year before, with a preface by Glissant—and Raphaël Confiant. These were heady days as the project of the Prix Carbet was being thought through. The year 1989 had marked a time of greater attention...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., there was an understandable enough elation in francophone Caribbean studies.1 It was something of an intellectual event. And rightly so. Striking a note of defiant provocation, the authors—Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant—sought to reckon in a sympathetic yet critical way...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a philosophy of Negritude less essentialist than Senghor's. Thus Patrick Chamoiseau, Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé, in their 1989 manifesto In Praise of Creoleness , called for a reading of Césaire without the lenses of Negritude. In Césaire's attachment to Senghor's Africa as the location of his...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... by Ernest Breleur, Patrick Chamoiseau, Serge Domi, Gérard Delver, Édouard Glissant, Guillaume Pigeard de Gurbert, Olivier Portecop, Olivier Pulvar, and Jean-Claude William. 59 “Tiny little evil spirits that suddenly appear before us out of nowhere, in an expression of spontaneous cruelty, nor do...