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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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
... Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, Eloge de la Créolité (Paris: Gallimard, 1989), 110–14. Although the world “globalization” is not used in this text, the authors discuss the relationship between creolization and the new global order, observing that the “world is evolving into a state...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of Éloge de la créolité (along with Jean Bernabé and Patrick Chamoiseau), claimed that the manifesto's key objective had been to “bring in the béké ,” that is, the white creole, the direct descendant of the European plantation owners in the Antilles. In a fairly rancorous account of the Éloge 's genesis...
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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 (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... créoles by Raphaël Confiant and Patrick Chamoiseau. A mere three years after the awarding of the Goncourt Prize to Chamoiseau for his novel Texaco and of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Derek Walcott, this book revealed to Japanese intellectuals the literary, philosophical, and political stakes...
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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 (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... self-deconstructing. 5 Césaire is often said to have adopted 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...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contrast in that it is confined almost exclusively to a (francophone) literary universe. 1 In addition, its authors—Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant—fail to acknowledge the extent to which the issues they engage had been debated by other serious thinkers before them. They thus...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cogent ways in Patrick Chamoiseau's 1988 novel Solibo Magnifique . The story opens with the sudden and surreal death of the eponymous storyteller, Solibo—“throat snickt by the word.” 18 As a result of this death, the novel's narrator, the ethnographer “Patrick Chamoiseau,” collects his transcripts...
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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 (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is Françoise Vergès, who took on the role in 2008. 13 For further discussion of this issue, see, for example, Maeve McCusker, Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), 1–6. 14 Patrick H. Hutton, History as an Art of Memory (Hanover, NH: University Press...