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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Nadève Ménard French is usually referred to as an elite language in the context of Haiti. By contrast, Haitian Creole is acknowledged as the language of the people. In this essay, Nadève Ménard argues that it is crucial to move beyond this simplistic paradigm. While the Caribbean is generally...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
...J. Michael Dash Small Axe Incorporated 2005 The Theater of the Haitian Revolution / The Haitian Revolution as Theater J. Michael Dash Th e theatre had come to a town without theatres, and as a theatre would have to be created, they took advantage of a heaven-sent...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Kate Hodgson “Certain songs have the power to overthrow a government,” Haitian president and musician Michel Martelly remarked on the eve of Carnival 2013, evoking a long-standing tradition of musical dissent in Haitian politics. The historic role of popular Creole-language songs in the political...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Maximilien Laroche Small Axe Incorporated 2005 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Translated by Martin Munro. The Founding Myths of the Haitian Nation Maximilien Laroche he table of contents...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Marie-Agnès Sourieau Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Dessalines in Historic Drama and Haitian Contemporary Reality Marie-Agnès Sourieau Qui donc ira jeter des fl eurs Au Pont Rouge A Vertières Au Champ de Mars Les off randes coulées dans la honte Blessent...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Nicole Roberts Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Haitian and Dominican E/migration and the (Re)construction of National Identity in the Poetry of the Third Generation Nicole Roberts Nous allons vers un monde de nulle part. Cette marche forcée vers un monde uniforme a quelque chose...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Carl Hermann Middelanis Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Blending with Motifs and Colors: Haitian History Interpreted by Édouard Duval Carrié Carl Hermann Middelanis o discover traces of historical painting in Haiti, you would have to visit either the Haitian Museum of National...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Number 18 September 2005 Profondes et nombreuses: Haiti, History, Culture, 1804–2004 Guest edited by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Martin Munro CONTENTS Foreword David Scott v Introduction: Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14–31.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Nick Nesbitt This article explores the conceptual problem of popular insurgency in Haitian revolutionary historiography. Framed by fundamental questions of legitimate versus illegitimate insurgency, of the relationship between the elites and the people, and of the process of democratization and the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
...J. Michael Dash This article challenges the notion of Haitian cultural exceptionalism, and the ways in which in the postindigenist era the peasant novel in general and Jacques Roumain's Gouverneurs de la rosée in particular became yardsticks for judging Haitian writing. Evoking contemporary...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Rachel Douglas This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack of representations of the Haitian revolution in most contemporary Haitian writing. Rather than writing explicitly about the Revolution, many Haitian writers “perform” revolutions in their own work. Frankétienne's work provides us...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rachel Douglas This review engages with fundamental questions regarding postcolonial canon formation and the marginalization of the Haitian Spiralist writers, the theory-centrism of postcolonial criticism, and “showing” versus “telling”—issues raised by Kaiama L. Glover's Haiti Unbound . Using as a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It argues that Sharpe’s claim that the Haitian girl in the photo taken in the aftermath of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jack Daniel Webb This essay examines contests over Haitian history between Haitian state actors and British observers—such as diplomats, travel writers, and “journalists”—around the time of Haiti’s commemorations of the centenary of independence in 1904. This was a time for the Haitian people to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Edward J. Sullivan This essay revisits the arguments in Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrié . The book's editor looks at how the volume (a mid-career survey of the Haitian artist) was conceived and at its contributions to the study of modern Haitian art and visuality. The author...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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 on a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Jerry Philogene This essay questions the tensions between the problems of writing about Haitian art and the problem with writing about Haitian art. Within this framework it questions the recurring emphasis of Vodou, specifically considering essays from the catalogue Continental Shifts , which...