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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... No one comes out. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 satire Caribbean literature feminist writing animal fiction Trinidadian fiction surrealist literature First Place, Short Fiction Bad territory. I been worse places: Colombia, in the jungle with the narcos. Watch one...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Alvan A. Ikoku This essay details the implications of focusing on the forest as a point of figuration and analysis for a world literature emanating from English-, French-, and Spanish-language work on the Caribbean. Of primary interest are two instances of meta- and paratextual comment on forests...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Suzanne Césaire's legacy in Caribbean literature is characterized by an uneasy combination of homage and erasure. She is present in a small but growing body of scholarship that seeks to establish her as an important contributor to global twentieth-century literary and cultural movements. T. Denean...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 52–66.
Published: 01 November 2022
... noted that Césaire has often been subsumed into a camp of criticism that focuses on her surrealist style at the expense of her racially conscious politics, others have also illuminated the subtle ways she in fact “cannibalizes” surrealism toward her own anticolonial and aesthetic ends. 3 Césaire...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that anything approaching gender and racial balance in citational practices is achieved. 3 The Sound of Culture may not be an outlier here, but the centrality of Wynter’s work, in particular, is welcome. Inspired by this feminist gesture, and the book’s compendium of literature’s technological objects...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... that this unique poetic voice belonged somehow, but how? Surrealist metaphor was sufficiently familiar to me that I could appreciate the emotional intensity and explosive power of poems like “Les pur-sang” (“The Thoroughbreds but their context eluded me. At home the Black Aesthetic movement that accompanied...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 119–123.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of inspiration for the African diaspora. It weaves a tragic and in no way complacent poetics of the geography and history of this country that was still unknown to itself, and for the first time in our literature, it marked a communication, a relation, of this same country...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... The “others” are the motley crew of surrealists portrayed in Lee Miller’s photographs, as well as Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar, and Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington; “the South” is the South of France—from Antibes, where Man Ray met Fidelin on the La Garoupe beach, to Mougins, where...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 124–127.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Writers and Artists in Paris in 1956. It was first published in the Journal of the African Literature Association, formerly ALA Bulletin (  JALA 1, no. 1 [Winter–Spring 2007]: 246–49). small axe 27 • October 2008 • p 124–127 • ISSN 0799-0537 SX27...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of nostalgia for displacement itself, redefine this textual journey? If translation, as Maria Tymoczko reminds us, comes from the linguistic root “to carry across,” what is “carried across” into Cuban literature through Cabrera's translation? 10 Can her decision to translate Césaire's text shape the way...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 127–133.
Published: 01 November 2021
... (Oxford: Clarendon, 1971). 9 Edward Kamau Brathwaite, “The African Presence in Caribbean Literature,” Daedalus 103, no. 2 (1974): 73–109. 8 For a discussion of the backward glance as pertinent to the Haitian Ceremony of the Souls, see George Lamming, introduction to The Pleasures of Exile...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 49–60.
Published: 01 September 2004
... or spiritual reality, image and world Moreover, as they explain in Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature (1986), rhizomes create minor literatures with the potential to subvert hegemonic languages by working within the dominant space to invent an entirely new language. Accomplished through a series...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of this close relationship. If one of the fundamental aims of the new nation was to present itself as a progressive, civilizedd modern state, then Haitian culture—philosophy, anthropology, and especially literature—became a primary site for self-promotion and indeed rehabilitation...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of this close relationship. If one of the fundamental aims of the new nation was to present itself as a progressive, civilizedd modern state, then Haitian culture—philosophy, anthropology, and especially literature—became a primary site for self-promotion and indeed rehabilitation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of literary criticism surrounding French Caribbean and Haitian literature, and draws on her approach to analyze a selection of novels by Lyonel Trouillot. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Haiti’s Traces Laurent Dubois Kaiama L. Glover’s Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
.... In much of the literature on Haitian painting it is very rarely theorized or properly problematized. These inherent difficulties of nomenclature form, in an abbreviated way, the core of one of my major points of discussion in the text for Continental Shifts...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Journal of West Indian Literature 1, no. 1 (1986): 1–12.] 6. Th is is not to say that Carter published exclusively in Guyana. Most famously, Poems of Resistance from British Guiana was fi rst published by the London-based publisher Lawrence and Wishart in 1954. Th e collection...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with the Caribbean or the postcolonial at all. Of course, such a move—toward a universalization of the Poetic with a capital P —is not inconsistent with the canonizing gestures that usher any great writer into the pantheon of world literature after his (or, far less frequently, her) death. But it is curious...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of disciplines … in the fields of art, history, ethnography, anthropology, dance, music, literature, and so forth.” “If we isolated ourselves from the rest of the universe of human knowledge and closed ourselves off in an ivory tower,” they wrote, “we would be lost. So we set to work to bring together different...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Novels and Novels of Haiti the point culminant, the culmination of a movement that began in the mid-twentieth century away from writing that is ideologically charged, nationalist, indigenist, surrealist, and Marxist to a literature virtually devoid of the classic Haitian themes...