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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 254–262.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Belinda Edmondson In response to three discussions of the author’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), this essay raises questions about the meaning of authenticity in the production of literary Creole in the anglophone Caribbean from the eighteenth century...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 237–245.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Tim Watson This essay is a response to Belinda Edmondson’s Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), which is an excellent history of literary and performative Creole in the anglophone Caribbean, tracing its roots back to the work songs of enslaved African laborers...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 246–253.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Barbara Lalla This essay reviews Belinda Edmondson’s literary yet cross-disciplinary study Creole Noise: Early Caribbean Dialect Literature and Performance (2022), which questions the Blackness of orality versus the Whiteness of narrative in the growth of Caribbean literature. Caribbean language...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... which literary expression negotiates between the primary languages of the region. In reading for the translative, writing that works between vernaculars or Creoles and dominant European languages, we can identify a distinctly Caribbean mode of expression. In this essay, translative analyses of Derek...
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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 (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2020
... multilingualism decolonial Creole When words in different languages appear alongside one another in the same literary text, this juxtaposition offers an opportunity to examine linguistic relationships. In the case of the Caribbean, the region’s history of contact between colonial and Creole language...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... subscribe to Western values, which are understood to be foreign and inauthentic. Literary critic Maximilien Laroche goes further than Ascencio: On sait en effet que de par le fait de la diglossie haïtienne la différence culturelle du français et du créole est aussi une différence sociale de classes. Seuls...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based British Caribbean black intellectual from the nineteenth century, and one of even fewer written by a literary studies scholar, Faith L. Smith's Creole Recitations stands out because...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Dézafi—the first novel published in Haitian Creole—which she sums up succinctly thus: while this text represents “a de facto challenge to dismissals of the literary viability of Haiti’s popular idiom—of the latter’s capacity to sustain narrative or express abstract ideas,” it also “offers...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
... translation studies terminology) both source and target. As Rebecca Walkowitz claims in her book Born Translated , we need a new vocabulary for reading literary works that are written—entirely or in part—in creole languages or in multiple languages or that use translation as their poetics. 3...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), 98. 10 These literary issues have properly anthropological antecedents, as ethnographers in the Caribbean have sought to account for the various kinds of hybridity that Creole cultures mobilize in everyday life...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and his interlocutors at the time saw as important, and through careful reading explicates their key terms, such as negro and creole. In analyz- ing those public stories and debates, Creole Recitations revises the dominant narratives of Caribbean political, intellectual, and literary history...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 31–51.
Published: 01 November 2022
... would, in different ways, have to contend with McTurk’s minstrel legacy. B.Etherington@westernsydney.edu.au Copyright © 2022 by Small Axe, Inc. 2022 “Quow” (Michael McTurk) Creole poetry literary minstrelsy early Caribbean literature historical poetics The early phases...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to address it in a series of new and original essays that set the Éloge in the complex political, social, literary, and intellectual contexts in which it was produced and has subsequently been read. A central focus is thus the impact of the Éloge and its formulation of creoleness. We ask if, despite...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
... as bad, incorrect, or broken English—a failed mimicry of the master’s speech—the book nevertheless overturns several assumptions not just of the public but also of scholarly discourse regarding the unique formation of Anglo-Creole literary history. The postcolonial situation in the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 16–30.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Izzo, “‘A Question to Be Lived’: Creoleness and Ethnographic Fiction,” Small Axe , no. 55 (March 2018): 137–46. 8 See Beverley Ormerod, “Magic Realism in Contemporary French Caribbean Literature: Ideology or Literary Diversion?,” Australian Journal of French Studies 34, no. 2 (1997): 216–26...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... translation zone Haiti Creoles resistance In a study of the place of everyday language of the anglophone Caribbean in translated literary texts, Ian Craig reflects on the relatively rare attention paid to the region in more general considerations of translation: “Translation studies,” he notes, “has...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... to recuperate Rhys or Wide Sargasso Sea as touchstones within Caribbean literary studies. 4 Both, of course, already enjoy that status but with considerable caveats, including Rhys’s white creole background and expatriate relationship to Dominica, the island where she was born, and the fact that the novel...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... literary universe when composing their manifesto. Although their focus was on the anglophone Caribbean, CAM members showed an eagerness to get involved with other areas of the Caribbean as well. In 1967, for example, a number of them participated in the First Cultural Congress of Havana, described...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Sun has nothing, at first glance, that could make it an objet créole, quite the contrary. The case remains, however, that through a whole string of publications and varied events (academic, sociological, literary, philosophic, and media-related), the word creole in Japan has...