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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 194-208.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Charles Forsdick Central to Madison Smartt Bell's trilogy of novels on the Haitian Revolution is the character of Toussaint Louverture. The article considers how Bell's Toussaint fits into two centuries of representations of the revolutionary leader, exploring in particular the ways in which his...
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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 and...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 87-103.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Raj Chetty This essay approaches the stage versions of Toussaint Louverture (1934) and The Black Jacobins (1967), first, to emphasize the role of C. L. R. James’s collaborations in the creation of the plays, and second, to argue that the latter version of the play presents a radical feminism that...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 163-176.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Crossroads (2000), and The Stone That the Builder Refused (2004) offers a truly epic, complex, engaged narrative of the slave uprisings, the political intrigues, and the rise of Toussaint Louverture as a quintessentially Haitian hero, caught between France and Africa, tradition and...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 202-204.
Published: 01 September 2005
... they are calling on to save their language at the last minute? Blacks, of course. Toussaint, never one to bear grudges, a man who also loved the French language—unlike the prickly Dessalines—would have been happy to know that France is today looking to us to give them a hand in their...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209-216.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Toussaint Louverture. For the novelist it is very painful to sacrifice the privilege of 1. “Spock” posting on Haitian Connection, 9 August, 2004, httpwww.haitianconnection.com/hcperl/showthreaded. pl?Cat=&Board=politics&Number=269049&page=14&view=collapsefd&sb=4, accessed 4 April 2007. 212...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 1-17.
Published: 01 July 2018
... scholars seeking to construct more racially and geographically diverse science fiction archives. In the 2000 novel, a young girl lives on Toussaint, a planet colonized by Caribbean peoples from Earth and where citizens’ minds and bodies are connected to a cybernetic network known as the ’Nansi Web. Many...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14-31.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Haitian Revolutionaries—not just Toussaint Louverture but also, as Carolyn Fick has demonstrated, the whole multitude of Haitian slaves—fought to institute an emancipatory social structure that would allow for 1. “Bossale” refers to the slaves of Saint-Domingue born in Africa and subsequently...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16-23.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Bangui, declare, Small Axe 18, September 2005: pp. 16–23 ISSN 0799-0537 “Th ey have cut down the tree of peace but it will grow again”—a near repeat of the very words Toussaint Louverture spoke when he was kidnapped by General Leclerc in 1803? Did not Prime Minister Latortue, in a moment of...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1-13.
Published: 01 October 2008
...), 116. 2. C. L. R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938; reprint, London: Allison and Busby, 1980), 63. small axe 27 • October 2008 • p 1–13 • ISSN 0799-0537 2 | SX27 • Interpreting 2004: Politics, Memory, Scholarship Trouillot...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152-162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Saint-Domingue, c’est étudier une des origins, une des sources, de l’actuelle civilisation occidentale. —Aimé Césaire, Toussaint Louverture “To study Saint-Domingue is to study one of the origins, one of the sources, of contemporary Western Civilization.”1 But in precisely what senses might...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): v-vii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... are deep and numerous.) —Toussaint Louverture, 1802 Dans l’ombre de Toussaint Louverture, le genie de la race, je déclare qu’en me renversant on n’a abattu que le tronc de l’arbre de la paix; il repoussera par les racines parce qu’elles sont louverturiennes...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): viii-xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... sont profondes et nombreuses. (In bringing me down, all that has been cut in Saint Domingue is the trunk of the tree of black freedom; but it will grow again from its roots, for they are deep and numerous.) —Toussaint Louverture, 1802 Dans l’ombre de Toussaint...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35-51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... least in its figuration of the world-historical individual as the vehicle through which a story of striving and a longing for overcoming can be told. After all, part of the way universal history works in The Black Jacobins is through James's heroic figuration of Toussaint Louverture. What is at stake...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 175-178.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., the first of his trilogy on the Haitian Revolution, was published, fol- lowed by Master of the Crossroads (2000) and The Stone That the Builder Refused (2004). Most recently he is the author of the biography Toussaint Louverture: A Life (2007). Born and raised in Tennessee, he now lives in...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 225-227.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., postcolonial literature, and the cultures of slavery. He is also a specialist on Haiti and the Haitian Revolution and has written about representations of Toussaint Louverture. He was president of the Society for French Studies, 2012–14, and codirector of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, 2010...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 189-201.
Published: 01 September 2005
... remember reciting the words of Toussaint Louverture¹⁹ and Boisrond Tonnerre—whom Dany 19. Toussaint Louverture (1743–1803), the former slave who led half a million blacks against the French armies of Napoléon, was the governor general of St. Domingue from 1799 to 1802. Under Toussaint, the...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 1-15.
Published: 01 September 2005
... French had on their side the free colored leaders who had been defeated by Toussaint Louverture and who had consequently been forced into exile in France. Following a switch of sides, whereby the mulatto leaders aligned themselves with the former slaves, the war of independence was...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 57-85.
Published: 01 September 2005
... immensely more diffi cult to measure, yet are no less vibrant and real, precisely because culture “is elusive, fl uid, and ever-evolving.” “Can’t Stand Up for Falling Small Axe 18, September 2005: pp. 57–85 ISSN 0799-0537 Jean-François, Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 109-123.
Published: 01 September 2005
... reinterprets the typical mixture of anti-imperialism and dictatorship, which was a signature of all early Haitian autocrats from Toussaint Louverture and Dessalines to Christophe. Baron de Vastey, the latter dictator’s state theoretician, propagated this mixture to the detriment of the...