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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Raphael Dalleo Examining the West Indies Federation during the twentieth century against the backdrop of the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934 shows the complex roots of decolonization and helps us understand the occupation as a foundational event for the twentieth-century Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... (1857), a romantic novella about the conquest of Puerto Rico, and “A Cuba Libre” (1871), a biographical essay about Haiti’s first president, Alexandre Pétion, the author explores Betances’s vision of Caribbean unity and its connections to race, gender, republicanism, and decolonization. Copyright ©...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 78–95.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Greg Beckett Set against the backdrop of soaring inflation, rolling blackouts, fuel riots, roadblocks, and antigovernment protests, this essay explores a new language of political crisis in Haiti that draws on the concept of unlivable life. In so doing, it seeks to directly connect political...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Nadège Veldwachter Using the field of humanitarianism as the critical locus, this essay reflects on what Haiti, called the “Republic of NGOs,” can teach us about unsettling the coloniality of being, power, and freedom if we acknowledge in our critical thought system the acts of humanitarianism...
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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 (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 45–61.
Published: 01 July 2017
... bâtiments étrangers, sera fusillé en place publique”; Linstant de Pradine, Recueil général des lois , 1:134. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017 indigenism Haitian Revolution Haitian Declaration of Independence Caribbean sovereignty nativism In 1804, Haiti became the second independent state...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 87–93.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Arnold Antonin This article traces the history of cinema in Haiti from the appearance of the first cinematograph there in December 1899 through to the contemporary period. Paying attention both to the kinds of films Haitians have watched, and to the various types of films that Haitian filmmakers...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson This article focuses on the visual arts in contemporary Haiti, providing a rare insight into the current creative context. Countering a customary focus on history painting and Vodou-inspired or magical realist work, it explores the evolution of artistic production over...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Revolution, which was followed by Jean-Jacques Dessalines's establishment of an “empire” and the kingdom of Henry Christophe, show the profound antinomies of the discourse of universalism. Beginning with a reading of Haiti's founding documents in light of the political thought of Etienne Balibar and Hannah...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Elizabeth McAlister Juxtaposing two audiospheres (the Haitian streets after the 2010 earthquake and the “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon), this essay brings together scholarship on the visuality of suffering with work on music and emotion in order to explore the links between singing and knowledge...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Kaiama L. Glover The 2010 earthquake has given rise to and put into wide(r) circulation a narrative very much of a piece with the long-standing discourse of Haitian singularity. This recent, though not new, narrative is premised not only on the notion of Haiti's endless suffering but also...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: Pantheon, 2004, ISBN: 037542282X Haitian Novels and Novels of Haiti: History, Haitian Writing, and Madison Smartt Bell’s Trilogy Martin Munro Ab s t r a c t : This essay reads Madison Smartt Bell’s Haitian trilogy in the context of contemporary Haitian literature, and considers...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 55–71.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew J. Smith This essay revisits the central arguments made in Red and Black in Haiti and explains their relevance in understanding Haiti's political course since the Duvalier era. The essay responds to ones by Millery Polyné and Michael Deibert 1 and addresses some of the comments made...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
...David Scott This essay inquires into the uses of Haiti and its revolution as emblematic for contemporary theory. It raises a question about the new “philosophic” construction of Haiti—and its revolution—as an originary or exemplary moment of “human rights,” less to impugn universality as such than...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Bongie This essay provides an overview of Colin Dayan's work that attends, specifically, to her representations of slave law in Haiti, History, and the Gods and The Law Is a White Dog . It takes as its point of departure Dayan's indictment in the final chapter of Haiti, History, and the Gods...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of Caliban? Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Intra-Caribbean Politics Jana Evans Braziel Ab s t r a c t : In her contribution, Braziel resists Torres-Saillant’s valorization of diaspora as the anti- dote to national paradigms. As an organizing rubric, “Caribbean diaspora” obscures...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... occupation. 2 One of Haiti's most significant and mystifying writers, Chauvet has long been placed at a remove from her well-canonized predecessors and contemporaries. Though increasingly a subject of interest for scholars of Haitian women's literature and of Haitian feminism, Chauvet's work is only very...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 135–141.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Leah Gordon Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Kanaval a people’s history of haiti Leah Gordon Fantom (Ghost) small axe 33 • November 2010 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-2010-028 © Leah Gordon Kouvre fey (Lanse kòd group called Curfew) 138  |  Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti...
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Small Axe (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...