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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Souleymane Bachir Diagne We need to reassess our reading of Negritude literature. Justice is not done to the literary, philosophical, and political movement founded by Aimé Césaire, Léon-Gontran Damas, and Léopold Sédar Senghor when it is simply considered an essentialist reversal of colonial...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Robert Decker This essay argues for the recuperation of the writings of Léonard Sainville, a founding member of Negritude, and the incorporation of his work into the movement’s canon. Sainville was a historian and novelist whose work mitigates Negritude’s undertheorization of the concept of history...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Christopher Winks This essay explores the enduring relevance and challenges of Caribbean Négritude poetry, with specific emphasis on the work and thought of Aimé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas. The decolonizing imperative that speaks through their work retains an agonic immediacy and political...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Emily A. Maguire In 1943, Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera published a Spanish translation of Aimé Césaire's poem Notebook of a Return to the Native Land with illustrations by Cuban artist Wifredo Lam. The translation introduced the concept of Négritude to a Cuban and Spanish-language readership. It was...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 126–136.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Fred Réno Négritude et créolité ont une dimension politique indéniable. D’abord parce que surgissant à des moments historiques singuliers du développement politique des territoires français de la Caraïbe, elles contestent d’un point de vue culturel, le pouvoir métropolitain. Ensuite parce que ceux...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Césaire's poetic legacy, his theory of Negritude, his relationship to Marxism, and his intellectual partnership with his wife, Suzanne Césaire. What emerges is a sense of Césaire's legacy as a living legacy, firmly rooted in a specific historical context but revealing different facets of its structure to...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jennifer M. Wilks This essay positions Negritude thinker Suzanne Césaire (1915–66) as a cultural critic whose “writings of dissent” remain relevant both in the Caribbean of her birth and the Europe of her death. Although far-right politicians have argued for contemporary France's return to its...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Negritude “Notre héritage n'est précédé d'aucun testament,” wrote René Char in 1944, suggesting that a legacy may in fact require no scribal form to take effect. 1 A legacy, that is, may be transferred to its legatee in a kind of inevitable, even inescapable manner. Such a phenomenon can be observed...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... A close reading of her essays alongside previously uncited personal correspondence reveals Haiti to be central to her vision for a Caribbean cultural renaissance after the death and destruction of the war. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 Martinique Caribbean poetics World War II Negritude...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2005
...T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Erasures and the Practice of Diaspora Feminism T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting hat would it mean though to stake out a ‘silenced’ genealogy of Négritude through the transnational intellectual circuits of African...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... had read in the 1930s and that my approach was more appropriate than it appeared at the time. After all, since Césaire was a black poet, his cultural context was supposed to be African. This was what the existing writing in and around the Negritude movement told us, and the enthusiasm for...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 175–178.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Festival in 2002 for his body of work and his documentary Courage de femme. In March 2007, Le Président a-t-il le sida? won the Prix Paul Robeson at the Ouagadougou Film and Television Festival in Burkina Faso. A. James Arnold, since publication of his Modernism and Negritude: The Poetry and Poet...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 119–123.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., and who may have attended the meetings at the home of Madame Paulette Nardal, a committed defender of the Antillean and black personality. He met the Senegalese Léopold Sédar Senghor and the Guyanese Léon-Gontran Damas, forming the inseparable trio of Negritude, but above all, in...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... French and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine. Her publications include Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (1999), Agency and Embodiment (2009), and Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print (2015). She has received fellowships from the NEH...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
... time of its publication. In effect, the literary history sketched in the opening pages of the Éloge begins with Negritude, and thereby occludes béké writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There are in the text three explicit references to the békés, of which only one is to Saint...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... is true for the individual and for the nation.” 9 How fresh and urgent these ideas now seem, and their development and propagation appear as vital as ever. At a moment when there is talk of reactivating Negritude, and when some of francophone Africa’s leading intellectuals are reengaging with...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... space of the urban Maroon. 2 “Les Antilles en quête de racines: Le regard du journal Le figaro sur la négritude et la créolit Antilla, 526 (March 1993): 33. 3 From 1907 to 1945, of the thirty-eight Prix Goncourt awarded, eighteen were given to regionalist authors. 4 Patrick Chamoiseau, Texaco...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 124–127.
Published: 01 October 2008
... text of the resurgence of will and consciousness on the part of the black race in the twentieth century, a phenomenon that we now associate with Negritude, as concept and movement, of which the First Congress of Negro Writers and Artists was a high point—the very congress whose fiftieth...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2020
... we recognize as Negritude participates in a utopian essentialist fantasy, but what’s worse, Abel insinuates, is that Negritude had adopted this vision and complied with it by offering to the European gaze the legible black identity it longed for. After all, as Abel had bitterly stated in Bassin...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Narratives in French (1999), and Negritude Women (2002), as well as coeditor (with Joy James) of Th e Black Feminist Reader (2000), coeditor (with Renée T. White) of Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolutions (1997), and coeditor (with Lewis R. Gordon and Renée T. White) of Fanon: A...