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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 126–142.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Thierry Alet © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 The Periodic Table    Thierry Alet small axe 39 • November 2012 • DOI 10.1215/07990537-1894141 © Thierry Alet 39 • November 2012 • Thierry Alet  | 127 128 | The...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Alex Dupuy This article analyzes the shifts in the balance of power between Aristide and the Haitian dominant and middle classes and the foreign powers (the United States, France, and Canada) during the two periods of Aristide's presidency (1991/1994-1996, and 2001-2004). In the first period, an...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Laurent Dubois This essay grapples with the problem of how to think Haiti's nineteenth century, analyzing a range of literature that has tackled the question and exploring key themes in these works. Understanding this period in Haiti's history is critical for any comprehension of the long-term...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Donette Francis This essay argues that the Jamaican 1970s is perhaps the most contested decade in Jamaican historiography. While there remains a contest over the positions and the stakes of narrating this period, there is consensus of the traumatic hold of the Jamaican 1970s that was at once...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Celia M. Britton Critical work on Glissant often divides his writing into two periods: before and after the publication of Le Discours antillais in 1981. In the first he focuses mainly on Martinique and its social, political and cultural problems, while the second broadens out, via the concept of...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 56–82.
Published: 01 July 2010
... the publications from this period associated with the Manley family, the newspaper Public Opinion and the literary journal Focus , speaks to the alliance but also the cleavages between the political and the literary. It looks at Public Opinion 's publication history from its founding in 1937 through...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 164–172.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Millery Polyné This article examines the benefits and limitations of radicalism in Haiti during the post–US occupation period—1934–57. This critical and underexplored period, which Matthew J. Smith examines in his Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... constitutes the nonarrival of postcoloniality as it is anticipated by Frantz Fanon's periodization of fraternal violence. The familial murder embodies an unbroken period of self-killing that warrants a critical reexamination of the provisions of our postcoloniality and the terms of West Indian identity...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
... light it sheds on the mechanics of anglophone Afro-Caribbean intellectual formation, self-representation, and epistemology posited in newspapers, nonfiction books, and speeches produced in the Caribbean during this period. This article is a reading of a conceptual thread that runs through Smith's book...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 197–208.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., and what it means to think of the period as merely preceding the anglophone Caribbean's important political and cultural developments. “Only His Hat Is Left”? Resituating Not-Yet Narratives Faith Smith I am honored to have this kind of opportunity to revisit Creole Recitations: John Jacob...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 40–49.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., the essay examines her involvement in leftist politics. During this period, Primus sought to navigate her leftist commitments with her own seemingly nationalist impulses. This is most evident in her support of the “Double V” campaign and her involvement with Popular Front cultural communities and...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... programmatic nature of the tenets of créolité —highlighting specificities of periodization and linguistic and cultural practice—appeared to mark the opposite of an open approach to ethnocultural representation. But perhaps créolité 's ultimate value lay in its instantiation of an enunciative framework for...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... over a period of years in order to arrive at answers to questions of mutual concern. And it argues that the authors of the Éloge , unlike their cultural forefathers in Martinique, Aimé Césaire and Édouard Glissant, missed an opportunity to include creative people outside of their own francophone...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 78–88.
Published: 01 November 2010
... literary oeuvre spans time periods, countries and genres and she consistently situates herself as a global citizen rather than a “Caribbean” or “francophone” writer. The seeds of this nomadic approach are sown in childhood, evident in her autobiographical narratives Le Coeur à rire et à pleurer (1999...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 155–163.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michael Deibert Engaging Matthew J. Smith's recent book Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957 , Deibert argues that Smith covers a pivotal and heretofore largely ignored two-decade period in the nation's development. Deibert shows that the battle to form a...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 18–35.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Maja Horn This essay addresses the limits of conventional Western political categories for apprehending postcolonial Caribbean political landscapes. Specifically, it suggests that in the case of the Dominican Republic standard political differentiations of periods of “dictatorship” and “democracy...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt In 2009, during a period of intense debate surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Jamaica, Staceyann Chin published the first memoir of growing up lesbian in Jamaica. While Chin's lesbian identity is a major theme of the text, also important is...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Cuban Revolution's racial politics, speaking brazenly into a period that produced a general textual silence on post-1959 racial inequalities and providing an enduring Afro-Cuban counterargument to Cuba's myth of racial democracy. © Small Axe, Inc. 2015 Scholarship, public activism, and artistic...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2015
... director of Empire Services described as the “jealousies,” “dissentions,” and “rivalry” that Marson's appointment provoked during a relatively neglected period of black metropolitan cultural production in the early 1940s. 48 See, for example, the Caribbean Voices script for Sunday, 9 September 1945...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Leon Wainwright This article discusses various perspectives on image-making in the Anglophone Caribbean with reference to the economy of relations between its visitors and inhabitants during the modern colonial period and its aftermath. It evaluates the framework of the “tropical picturesque” as a...