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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 134–154.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Donald Cosentino A description and analysis of the symbiotic relationship between Vodou-inspired arts and the political, economic, and social calamities that have enveloped Haiti in the last half-century, from the Duvalier dictatorships to the recent election of Michel (“Sweet Micky”) Martelly...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Peter Hallward Jean-Bertrand Aristide was re-elected president of Haiti in 2000, with a massive parliamentary majority. My book Damming the Flood (2007) tried to explain how and why his government overthrown, several years later, in an internationally-sponsored coup-d'état. Novelist Lyonel...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., given the stated goals of the program, the WPA fell short of its goals of racial and working-class unity and the political transformation of Guyana. Racial mobilization in Guyana’s elections, even with free and fair elections by 1992, was a reality, and organizations mobilized on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 128–136.
Published: 01 November 2009
... expressions that belong to his vocabulary: such as “second independence” to refer to his election to the presidency in 1990. Then I told myself that Aristide probably didn’t have the patience to collect so much false information in order to undertake such a systematic under- mining of the historical...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 17–38.
Published: 01 February 2007
... their increasing economic achievements and social standing. The underlying issue that had stimulated such complaints was the change in the island’s constitution that had eliminated the provisions for elected representatives to sit in the legislature. Prior to 1875, the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2004
... rst election in British Guiana based upon universal suff rage in 1953, provides a frank and realistic assessment of political life of the former British Guiana. Th is essay situates the contemporary “crisis of governance” in Guyana within the context of 1953, when the People’s Progressive...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2004
...D. Alissa Trotz Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Between Despair and Hope: Women and Violence in Contemporary Guyana D. Alissa Trotz INTRODUCTION he immediate aftermath of the 1997 and 2001 elections in Guyana was marked by violence, most of which targeted members of the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2004) 8 (1 (15)): 106–122.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., 2001). 16. PPP, People’s Progressive Party: 21 Years (Georgetown: New Guiana, 1971), 5. 111212 Th e socialist populism of the party generated tremendous support among the colony’s working classes. Th is propelled the PPP to victory in 1953 in the fi rst national elections to be held...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Peter Hallward, Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (London: Verso, 2007). 2 Aristide was elected in December 1990 and assumed the presidency in February 1991. Seven months later he was over- thrown by a coup d’état and spent three years in exile. He was...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
... times, discussions of Haiti and its fate lead to evocations of its neighbor for the sake of comparison. For example, various introductory speakers for the visit of the recently elected Haitian president Michel Martelly to Columbia University in 2011 referenced the Dominican Republic in their remarks...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... whole, and with Manley at the helm it had dovetailed with the establishment of Jamaica's first political party in 1938, the People's National Party. Since 1944, when Jamaica held its first national election based on universal adult suffrage, two major political parties have alternately held...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 148–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... president of Haiti.1 But ultimately Dupuy and Hallward disagree on some of the most controversial events of the political career of Haiti’s first democratically elected president. In particular, they disagree on the central question posed by the troubling period between 2000 and 2004, Aristide’s...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and her friends when the election results became known. Within a few years, however, I would find myself reexamining that position. It seemed like just days after the election, but I suppose it must have been months, that the white and brown upper-class Jamaicans started reappearing, presumably...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
... articulations of gender, sexuality, and race. Masculinity after Trujillo opens with the Dominican Republic's 2012 presidential election campaign, and I write this essay in the immediate aftermath of its 2016 presidential elections. Because the same party remains in power, it may seem like nothing has...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2018
... bicycle company (Bill Mathews Co.) produced the “hangman sissybar” as an accessory for children’s bicycles. It was also in 1968 that Puerto Rico elected its first pro-statehood governor. This 1969 green Schwinn Runabout references Puerto Rico’s proindependence party, the Partido Independentista...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 21–40.
Published: 01 September 2001
... implemented before the next pre- independence election—as nothing less than a gift to his Western-backed opponent and a spectacular fall into the jaws of neocolonialism. For the people of British Guiana what had been a uniquely successful indigenous anticolonial force operative in defi ance...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2007) 11 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2007
... pankwai (a little some- thing—colloquial) when things get rough. Is not now Grenadians, and, in fact, all Caribbean people, going out and coming back. In 1951, Gairy appear from Aruba and take charge. Then right after the 1954 elections, John Watts come back from the US and form party. And Grenada...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2001) 5 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
... points describes how dancehalls were intertwined with a national political rivalry between the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party (p. 83). “In the months before the 1967 election, each party forged rela- tionships with youth gangs from various ghetto neighborhoods in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 203–212.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to articulate a national program that would resonate with the majority of the population created a vacuum of power that the military's repressive apparatus came to fill (see 144–52). This crisis of hegemony fully crystallized in the 1950s and generated a “Brumairian” moment during the elections...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 13–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... central to freedom. He used this lens as he wrote about Trinidad and Tobago, Great Britain, and the United States, where he lived and organized. 1 As a young man, James watched Captain Arthur Andrew Cipriani, then newly elected to the Legislative Council, as he “built a mass labour movement and...