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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...
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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 (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 151–164.
Published: 01 October 2008
...- priate language, and also that people had indeed responded to higher-order information. Peter Sutherland’s interview with the artist describes one quite remarkable complex of responses to the artist’s work. He relates the story of how Daagbo Hounan, the supreme chief of Vodou in Benin, instantly...
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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 (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 18–36.
Published: 01 March 2016
... those in power. Sometimes otherwise nonpartisan music is involuntarily politicized, as songs (including sacred Vodou songs) are reinvented with new lyrics to deliver powerful political messages. Averill notes the “political meaning” and “evocative and associative power” of music—this is often reinforced...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 166–176.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 the disparaging portrayals of Haiti: Given the off-color...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 an outcry...
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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 (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
... powerful and useful of these is the corpus of Vodou song, a rich and extensive set of sung texts that often offer specific historical references alongside a range of interpretive crystallizations of historical and cultural processes. Thanks to the work of Max Beauvoir and Ben Hebblethwaite, an important...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
... to be observed visvis any act of faith One can read in these 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...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 135–141.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and asked them to 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...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 208–210.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., 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 Haiti in theand Americas Its...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The author claims that Haitian 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...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
...” (“Initiation of Flight”), the opening poem of the first movement “Cantos rituales” (“Ritual Songs”), Rueda writes, “ Bon soir la societé ,” a phrase that commonly begins Haitian Vodou and Dominican Vodú rituals. 48 Scholars use the term Vodú (or vudu ) to underscore similarities between Haitian Vodou...
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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 (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 (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... sculpting in Haiti and popularized by Haitian sculptor Georges Liau- taud (1899–1992), an ironworker active in Haiti. Liautaud became well known 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...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... The broadcasts fea- tured people singing Catholic and Protestant hymns. The distinctive songs of the Afro-Creole religion of the majority (known as Vodou) were not widely audible in downtown public spaces, a telling piece of evidence for the ongoing stigma attached to that tradition. On 16 January...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 123–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., see Trouillot, Silencing the Past , 29. These examples conform to James Scott's argument about hidden transcripts emerging when authorship can be concealed; see his Domination , 140. 63 The term pwen within the domain of Vodou can also mean points of power. 64 I heard this interview...