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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Marina Magloire This essay traces the evolution of Katherine Dunham’s relationship with Haiti through archival research and a consideration of her 1969 ethnographic memoir, Island Possessed . It argues that primitivist discourses framing Vodou as an instinctive capacity latent in all people of...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 134–154.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Donald Cosentino A description and analysis of the symbiotic relationship between Vodou-inspired arts and the political, economic, and social calamities that have enveloped Haiti in the last half-century, from the Duvalier dictatorships to the recent election of Michel (“Sweet Micky”) Martelly...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
... insurrection of 1791 and the role of Vodou in the revolution. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Sa Nou Pa We Yo (The Invisible Ones): A Reply to Four Readers Madison Smartt Bell Ab s t r a c t : This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell’s trilogy of novels about the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson This article focuses on the visual arts in contemporary Haiti, providing a rare insight into the current creative context. Countering a customary focus on history painting and Vodou-inspired or magical realist work, it explores the evolution of artistic production over...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Jerry Philogene This essay questions the tensions between the problems of writing about Haitian art and the problem with writing about Haitian art. Within this framework it questions the recurring emphasis of Vodou, specifically considering essays from the catalogue Continental Shifts , which...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 165–174.
Published: 01 October 2008
... assesses the impact of Vodou on Duval Carrié's imagination and reacts to critiques of the book from scholars of Haitian culture. He calls for a rereading of modern Haitian art history to privilege a wider spectrum of artistic strategies beyond the “Haitian Renaissance.” ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 103–118.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rae Ann Meriwether In this essay, Meriwether argues that Erna Brodber's representation of Vodou, spiritism, and blues music in her novel Louisiana illuminates a shared praxis among Afro-diasporic subjects that forms the basis of their viable political community. Using Houston A. Baker Jr.'s theory...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... yearning, and a mode of political deliberation. She also writes in homage to Walter Rodney's sense of what it means to “ground with” her brothers and sisters in these dread times. © Small Axe, Inc. 2014 Haiti vodou conversion Sometimes I wonder why I gave up a life in dance to earn a...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 151–164.
Published: 01 October 2008
... supreme chief of Vodou in Benin, instantly perceived Duval Carrié’s pieces to be religious. Rejecting them at first because he judged them to be Christian crosses, he finally accepted the artist’s explanation.2 1. I owe this concept of timeless and formless invariants, as directly related to...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 135–141.
Published: 01 November 2010
... tell me little water in a bucket. Although we know their tales. The final work is published asKanaval: that slaves never wore horns, this is about Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of the revolt of the slaves, and we wear the Haiti (Soul Jazz Publishing, 2010). horns to...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... historical snapshot of archived Creole songs gives us a unique and complementary perspective on music and politics in the nineteenth century. 47 On revolutionary tunes, particularly Haitian classical composer Occide Jeanty's 1804 , see Largey, Vodou Nation . While the Creole lyric “Desalin pa vle voué...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 208–210.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., French Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Francophone Studies, and Mississippi Quarterly. Elizabeth McAlister is an associate professor of religion, African American studies, and Ameri- can studies at Wesleyan University. She is author of Rara! Vodou, Power, and Performance ingion...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 2011). 5 David Brooks, “The Underlying Tragedy,” op-ed, New York Times, 15 January 2010, www.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/ opinion/15brooks.html?pagewanted=print. Millery Polyné summarizes the negative connotations, pointing to the intimate relationship between Vodou and...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
... scholarship. There is a potential for much research and discovery in written archival materials. But scholars also, in this as in other aspects of Haitian history, need to think intently about alternative types of archives. One of the most powerful and useful of these is the corpus of Vodou song, a rich and...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... relation to sexuality and masculinity. In Le président, a story about Dao, who believes that practicing Vodou will cure him of the disease, Antonin 7 Dayan, “A Few Stories about Haiti,” 159. 8 Farmer, AIDS and Accusation, xii. 9 Ti Manno’s song “SIDA” is one example of such...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
... passages an apology for Haitian Vodou although Firmin does not address the issue of the Haitian people’s African-derived religion in Th e Equality of the Gérarde Magloire- Human Races. Since the period of slavery in Haiti to the...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 194–196.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Miami. She is currently working on a book that explores the influence of Haitian Vodou on black American feminism. Moving from the interwar ethnographies of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham to the resurgence of Vodou imagery in texts by Audre Lorde and Lucille Clifton, this work argues that Afro...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in Haiti during the 1950s for his whimsical and humorous metal sculptures depicting images of vodou loas and veve imagery. Similarly, Cybil’s metal cutouts echo veve-like drawings. 16. Carl Hazelwood, Present Continuous, exhibition catalogue, Nathan Cummings Foundation, 11 March to 11...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... He is the author of Defiant Maids and Stubborn Farmers: Tradition and Invention in Mende Story Performance (1982) and Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise (1998). He is the editor and chief writer of the award-winning catalog for The Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (1995), a...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... composers appropriated and commodified lower-class rituals of Vodou to promote an “authentic” Haitian identity and to make appeals to tradition. 25 Within the context of occupation and political-economic instability, this strategy served to ensure that Haitian elites had not become Americanized and...