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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 90–102.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jenny Sharpe Erna Brodber's historical interest in oral accounts as a source of emotional realities and social-psychological responses is expanded in her experimental novel Louisiana to include supernatural and extra-ordinary phenomena. Her incorporation of spirit possession into the life...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 103–118.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rae Ann Meriwether In this essay, Meriwether argues that Erna Brodber's representation of Vodou, spiritism, and blues music in her novel Louisiana illuminates a shared praxis among Afro-diasporic subjects that forms the basis of their viable political community. Using Houston A. Baker Jr.'s theory...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... those books, and away we go.4 Louisiana was a lecture to African Caribbean and African American people. I wanted to make the point that we have a long history of cooperating to produce a diaspora culture and it would suit us politically in the contemporary period to find our way back to each...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... one can make out patterns in her fictions that reiterate and rehearse specific central concerns. In other words, to riff on the central narrative trope of Brodber’s third novel, Louisiana (1994), I argue that listening to the different but interrelated tracks laid down...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Erna Brodber’s novels Myal and Louisiana are texts that refl ect traditional African thought. Both narratives critically engage with the Caribbean’s ethno-philosophy and represent a rethinking of the Eurocentric nature of Afro-Caribbean philosophy— endeavors Henry encourages. Brodber poeticizes...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 205–208.
Published: 01 March 2022
... is a White settler doctoral candidate at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Prior to attending UNB, she studied at the University of Central Florida, where she examined Acadians’ resettlement in Louisiana following their deportation from Canada. She has published in Louisiana History and Acadiensis...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 200–211.
Published: 01 March 2010
... have made Jamaica like nineteenth-century Louisiana or Cuba.11 It also would have had long-term consequences for the present day, as high mortality among eighteenth-century Caribbean slaves and relatively low slave mortality 10 Anonymous, An Essay Concerning Slavery and the Danger Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
... traditionally creates in her novels via other methods. Unlike in Jane and Louisa , Myal , and Louisiana , there is no mystical chorus of dead ancestors here; instead, those who would be ancestors are still alive to speak to the generations that follow, though they may not remember their own stories. How do...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 167–170.
Published: 01 October 2007
... University, Smith College, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and will join the English department at Louisiana State University in Fall 2007. Rober t A. Hill has been a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1977, before which...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Geopolitical realignment at the end of the eighteenth century shrank the British footprint in the western Caribbean and the French footprint in the eastern Caribbean. From Louisiana to Bluefields to St. Lucia, this left multilingual populations with few ties to the state claiming treaty rights over them...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
.... The reference I have in mind is George Will’s article “Leviathan in Louisiana” that appeared in Newsweek just after Hurricane Katrina. And more specifically, we should note Will’s loaded use of the term mob, a key-term by which he names the displaced refugees of New Orleans’s low-lying Ninth Ward.4...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 123–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the head of the Center for French and Francophone Studies at Louisiana State University. This was in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he had just completed Mahagony and was working on Poétique de la Relation . In his graduate seminars I came to understand that he was far more interested...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Veracruz and coastal Texas and Louisiana, and the northern coasts of Central and South America, are part of the same Caribbean networks that linked people, institutions, ideas, and commodities across space. Some scholars are doing the same for West and Central Africa, examining how the networks...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005), 225–46; Melanie Newton, The Children of Africa in the Colonies: Free People of Color in Barbados in the Age of Emancipation (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008); Lightfoot, Troubling Freedom ; Juanita de Barros...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that bonds a father to his children.” 59 This kind of benevolent, domestic vision of master-slave cohabitation is also present in Alfred Mercier's L'habitation Saint-Ybars , a novel about plantation life in antebellum Louisiana. As exemplified by Mamrie, the family's nurse and cook, slaves...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
... period proved ephemeral and state repression of those democratizing or critical voices of state power were swiftly crushed by the Vincent regime. 11 enda Br G. Plummer, Haiti and the Great Powers, 1902–1915 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988), xiv. 12 Fatton...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Jayna Brown, Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008), 3, 10. 5 Jennifer Wilks, Race, Gender, and Comparative Black Modernism: Suzanne Lacascade, Marita Bonner, Suzanne Césaire, Dorothy West (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of the Saint-Domingue slave revolt and Bois-Caïman ceremony. 2003, bicentenary of the death of Toussaint Louverture at the Fort de Joux. 2004, bicentenary of the victory of the insurgent slaves; Haitian independence and the acquisition of Louisiana by the United States...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
... work on which I would draw would include work from writers such as Earl Lovelace, Cezair-Thompson, Jamaica Kincaid, and Dionne Brand, as well as Erna Brodber, whose novels Louisiana (1994) and The Rainmaker's Mistake (2007) would demand special attention. With regard to the pace-setting five...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944–1955 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003); Jeff Woods, Black Struggle, Red Scare: Segregation and Anti-Communism in the South, 1948–1968 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University...