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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Martin Munro This essay reads Madison Smartt Bell's Haitian trilogy in the context of contemporary Haitian literature, and considers why Haitian writers have tended not to evoke the revolution in their work, and why it is an American author has produced the most ambitious work of Haitian historical...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 194–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Charles Forsdick Central to Madison Smartt Bell's trilogy of novels on the Haitian Revolution is the character of Toussaint Louverture. The article considers how Bell's Toussaint fits into two centuries of representations of the revolutionary leader, exploring in particular the ways in which his...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 119–130.
Published: 01 November 2019
...La Vaughn Belle Copyright © 2019 by Small Axe, Inc. 2019 Figure 1 Cuts and Burns (ledger series 002) , 2017. Cuts and burns on paper scroll. Courtesy of I Do Art Agency. Figure 1. Cuts and Burns (ledger series 002), 2017. Cuts and burns on paper scroll. Courtesy of I Do Art Agency...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madison Smartt Bell This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell's trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution— All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads, The Stone That the Builder Refused. Particular attention is paid to the idea of a French royalist plot behind the slave...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 138–142.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Nova Gordon-Bell Second Place, Short Fiction © Nova Gordon-Bell 2015 Saturday morning breathes out the walkers and the joggers. As I do my early morning walk-about in the garden, my machete in one hand and coffee mug in the other, I hear their footsteps and see only their heads...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 160–162.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 105–117.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Madison Smartt Bell ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Ba’m dlo Madison Smartt Bell Tourbillon “So who are all these people?” asked the English reporter, l’Anglaise as I came to call her in my mind. It was Thursday, the usual RAM crowd at the Oloffson Hotel...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Laurent Dubois This essay discusses the ways in which Madison Smartt Bell's novel The Stone That the Builder Refused represents the history of the Haitian Revolution, and particularly the figure of Toussaint Louverture. It argues that the novel engages usefully with the problem of how we can...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14–31.
Published: 01 October 2008
...) in the name of a single universal logic. “All the reasons 14. Gérard M. Laurent, Toussaint Louverture à travers sa correspondance (1794–1798) (Madrid: Industrias graficas, 1953), 314. All translations are my own. 15. Madison Smartt Bell, Toussaint Louverture: A Biography (New York...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 124–134.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Hutchinson  |  129 Penelope at Lime Cay On shore, sea bell. The girl untowelling her hair does not see the green voyeur watching from the shame bush...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 80–111.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the lute sound to raise the dead the died out out i hear ave bell s ring out...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... by the historical realities of the post-1986 period, though the age of François and Jean-Claude Duvalier is also present, notably in his most recent book La belle amour humaine.13 Trouillot has also gained a broader readership outside Haiti than the Spiralist authors, both in France, where...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 142–162.
Published: 01 June 2007
...-effacing violence. For Ma Bell did have a cache of money which she hoarded for a purpose. Every extra cent she could squeeze from her frugal living she kept in this special fund. She kept this money for one reason only. When Ma Bell died, she wanted the most beautiful coffin...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Freedoms: A History of Survival, Strength and Imagination in Haiti (Coconut Creek, FL: Caribbean Studies Press, 2006). SX27 • October 2008 • Charles Forsdick | 11 Madison Smartt Bell, and Doris Garraway.30 Finally, there have appeared a series...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and a particular interpretation of death and suffering” ( Modern Tragedy , 14). 23 Madison Smartt Bell, “Permanent Exile: On Marie Vieux-Chauvet,” Nation , 14 January 2010. 22 Vaclav Havel, “Dear Dr. Husák,” in Open Letters: Selected Writings, 1965–1990 , ed. and trans. Paul Wilson (New York...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and postcolonial critique, indeed, of the “cultural turn.” A second risk linked to the institutionalization of critique is that of the contradiction that resides in “teaching to transgress,” to quote bell hooks's expression. 22 This major risk is today the object of multiple considerations, whereas cultural...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Jean-Baptiste lived separately from him in the working-class neighborhood of Morne-à-Tuf, but she wielded direct influence at the very heart of Parliament. The city came to know her as “la Belle Victoire.” Reputedly she was instrumental in elevating Simon Sam—the future president—to minister of war...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., ssmallmall the liberal “new nations” story, of which Wendell Bell’s seminal book, Jamaican Leaders: aaxexe Political Attitudes in a New Nation, is a classic instance Th is is the progressivist and often prescriptive story of the political maturation of middle-class leadership in the wake...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 57–85.
Published: 01 September 2005
... hemispheric writers, notably those by C. L. R. James, Alejo Carpentier, Édouard Glissant, Aimé Césaire, Derek Walcott, and most recently Madison Smartt Bell. James, Th e Black Jacobins: Toussaint Louverture and the San Domingo Revolution (New York: Vintage, 1963...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., and Kyk-Over-Al in Guyana, develop a similar idea of the literary 68  |  The Public Sphere and Jamaican Anticolonial Politics: Public Opinion, Focus, and the Place of the Literary doubt about the compatibility of art and politics. Vera Bell’s “The Bamboo Pipe” shows music as a welcome...