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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
...J. Michael Dash Small Axe Incorporated 2005 The Theater of the Haitian Revolution / The Haitian Revolution as Theater J. Michael Dash Th e theatre had come to a town without theatres, and as a theatre would have to be created, they took advantage of a heaven-sent...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Nicole Phillip Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Women in the Grenada Revolution, 1979–1983 Nicole Phillip I The year 1951 is synonymous in Grenada with the words strike, riot, and revolution. It saw the rise of Eric Matthew Gairy who led the first massive strike action...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 95–111.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Oliver Benoit Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Ressentiment and the Gairy Social Revolution Oliver Benoit Eric Matthew Gairy was born to a humble family in St. Andrew’s, Grenada, in 1922. He obtained only a primary school education and began working as a primary school teacher...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the 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. Guillén Landrián then builds on this irony by using the sequence...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Gérarde Magloire-Danton Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Anténor Firmin and Jean Price‐Mars: Revolution, Memory, Humanism Gérarde Magloire-Danton aiti’s radical revolution, which, as Anténor Firmin incisively put it, “aff ected the economic system and moral order of all European...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 189–201.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Dany Laferrière; Louis-Philippe Dalembert; Edwidge Danticat; Évelyne Trouillot; J. Michael Dash Small Axe Incorporated 2005 Roundtable: Writing, History, and Revolution Danyy Laferrière, Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Edwidge Danticat, Évelyne Trouillot J. Michael Dash, moderator J...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... September 2005 Profondes et nombreuses: Haiti, History, Culture, 1804–2004 Guest edited by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Martin Munro CONTENTS Foreword David Scott v Introduction: Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 164–174.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Maziki Thame This essay discusses Brian Meeks's assertions on the centrality of democracy to transforming the Caribbean in his book Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory (2014). It considers the relationship between democracy and revolution in the Caribbean in light of Meeks's...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Rachel Douglas This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack of representations of the Haitian revolution in most contemporary Haitian writing. Rather than writing explicitly about the Revolution, many Haitian writers “perform” revolutions in their own work. Frankétienne's work provides us...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
...David Scott This essay inquires into the uses of Haiti and its revolution as emblematic for contemporary theory. It raises a question about the new “philosophic” construction of Haiti—and its revolution—as an originary or exemplary moment of “human rights,” less to impugn universality as such than...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Aisha Z. Cort; Antonio López In the context of revolutionary Cuba, discourses of identity are veiled behind discussions and performances of nation and nationality. Consideration of the paradoxical relation of blackness and the Cuban Revolution must consider the historical relation of blackness...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ada Ferrer This essay serves as a response to two essays, by Sara E. Johnson and Laura Rosanne Adderley, written in response to the author’s 2014 book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution . The essay is a reflection on historical and archival method that argues for the value...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Laurent Dubois This essay discusses the ways in which Madison Smartt Bell's novel The Stone That the Builder Refused represents the history of the Haitian Revolution, and particularly the figure of Toussaint Louverture. It argues that the novel engages usefully with the problem of how we can...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madison Smartt Bell This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell's trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution— All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads, The Stone That the Builder Refused. Particular attention is paid to the idea of a French royalist plot behind the slave...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... something significant about Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit stands or falls on his knowledge of the Haitian Revolution; and the second concerns her curious reading of C.L.R. James' T he Black Jacobins , as mainly “information,” rather than itself an attempt to theorize the Haitian Revolution as universal...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... was left somewhat unresolved in her seminal essay “Hegel and Haiti,” turns the Haitian Revolution and its half suppressed echo in Hegel's master-slave dialectic into an emblematic event. Universal ideas of liberty and liberation can only be glimpsed in singular moments of rupture, systemic break-down...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... 1 But as the political events continued to unfold in the Revolution, Cuban officials accused these and other authors of writing experimental and escapist literature, and, therefore, their decisions produced a division between those who continued to revolutionize language and structure and those...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 187–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... politics and society. Obika Gray and Maziki Thame contributed review essays, tackling many of the issues explored in the book, including the Caribbean black power movement, the Grenada Revolution and its demise, the contemporary state of Jamaican politics, Caribbean intellectual traditions...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Doris L. Garraway This study proposes a new interpretation of the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath by examining the ideological foundations for the emergence of the first monarchy in the postcolonial Atlantic world. The discourse of freedom and the practice of authoritarianism in the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imaginary, much as the Haitian Revolution was for the nineteenth. The occupation is usually considered only in relation to its impacts in Haiti and the United States, but Haiti’s symbolic significance meant that its occupation shaped the perspectives of Caribbean people throughout the region. Major thinkers...