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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 176–188.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Martin Munro Master of the New: Tradition and Intertextuality in Dany Laferrière’s Pays sans chapeau Martin Munro any Laferrière occupies a very particular place in contemporary Haitian writing. Something of a one-man literary movement, Laferrière stands between the 1960s...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 183–188.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Noel Pérez García Copyright © 2018 by Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Mi País ya no cree en las vidrieras donde solía mirarse. Ahora inventa respuestas en la luz de los ciegos como conjuro a las interpretaciones. Mi País ya no visita los parques donde sentaba sus noches allí le llaman...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of dynamism and memory. The visual—and tactile—creations of Anicet complement the theories of Suzanne Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Monchoachi, and Derek Walcott. (In French) © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Victor Anicet : Le pays-Martinique; ou, Le bleu de la Restitution Naïma Hachad et Valérie...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
...!”; Averill, Alan Lomax's Recordings , 145. 25 “General Dessalines oh! Look at my misery / Look at the troubled country / The capsized country”; Dayan, Haiti, History, and the Gods , 42–43; also in Rigaud, La tradition voudoo , 62–63. The lyric “pays-là chaviré” (the capsized country) forms...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... across the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States. Artistic comrades for twenty years, they have also collaborated with each other in performance and video. Here, they offer a deep exchange about their creative practice, paying special attention to two works individually premiered on a split bill...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as a graininess —against the unmarked fluency of the conventional translator. Repurposing Folkart's metaphor, this essay argues that graininess is central to Williams's poetics, from his associative leaps to his transcultural approach to vernacular language. Paying particular attention to Williams's rendering...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... validity, exemplified by the radical hip-hop voices that emerged following the 2005 youth uprisings in French banlieues. The essay pays particular attention to the opening salvo of the Négritude movement, Damas's relatively underanalyzed Pigments (1947) and Césaire's more celebrated Notebook of a Return...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... literature. Building on Pérez-Rosario's documentation of Burgos's relationship to water and paying particular attention to how water served as an escape route for the poet, this work places Burgos in dialogue not only with Puerto Rican literature but also with other Caribbean poets such as Derek Walcott...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 89–102.
Published: 01 March 2018
... politique dans Mûr à crever , l’ Éloge , et Cahier d’un retour au pays natal d’Aimé Césaire, et en analysant le mouvement entre isolement et révolution, ainsi que la répétition de l’histoire, j’entends démontrer que cette œuvre est beaucoup plus près des perspectives anticolonialistes et anticapitalistes...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kevon Rhiney This essay examines the likely impacts global change processes will have on the Caribbean agriculture sector, paying particular attention to the uneven socioeconomic consequences for rural smallholder farmers within the context of an increasingly volatile global marketplace...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 94–103.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sandra Ruiz This essay traces José Esteban Muñoz's critical contributions to Caribbean studies. By paying particular attention to his commitment to futurity, Ruiz suggests that the hispanophone Caribe's “all-overness,” its subjectivity on the move, is at the heart of Muñoz's critical vision...
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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 (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 163–175.
Published: 01 July 2022
... that Ellis Neyra has identified across the fault lines of “Black/Brown” racial formations in a post-1492 context by paying specific attention to how these tensions crystalize in Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean studies. The essay unpacks Ellis Neyra’s account of the breakdown of the concept of Brownness...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Rocío Zambrana This reflection on Ren Ellys Neyra’s The Cry of the Senses: Listening to Latinx and Caribbean Poetics (2020) engages their reading of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s cinema, paying particular attention to sensorial actualities that offer apprehension of the past of colonial violence...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 59–66.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., but a secular perspective does not fully answer what makes certain historical narratives persuasive to particular audiences. Paying closer attention to this sacralizing power of heritage can provide new insights into workings of postcolonial memory and heritage. 31 See Van de Port and Meyer, Sense...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of self as Caribbean people. Washerwoman (2018), the sculpture featured in the essay, is the product of an attempt to know our progenitors through the labor of our hands, silently working alongside theirs, across temporalities. We mourn the blurred edges of their photographs and pay homage to the mundane...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... they published a Spanish translation of Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal ( Notebook of a Return to the Native Land ; hereafter Cahier ), with Cabrera's translation of Césaire's text and illustrations by Lam. 2 Narrating the perspective of a Martinican who returns to the island after time...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 171–175.
Published: 01 September 2005
...-interrogation. With seven monitors, the Kwa Bawon simultaneously broadcasts a synthesis of images and scenes of Haitian life—Vodun ceremonies, vèvès (Vodun drawings) and the television news. Embedded in some screens are extracts from press articles used as a way to remember and pay homage to the victims...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 170–177.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to help pick the mango and she let him in. Well, he pick and pick and full up a whole crocus bag. He tell Maureen the day work come to two hundred dollars. Maureen pay him, then she and Debra had to go and share mango through the whole neighbourhood, because how much mango one person could eat, eh...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-hurricane-maria . Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 literary infrastructure cultural capital Pascale Casanova Caribbean literature decolonial critique Because we are invaluable, we can never pay for ourselves. Nevertheless, we are required to pay. Incessantly we pay what can’t...