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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2012
... inquiry proposed by Alessandra Benedicty, Laurent Dubois, and Rachel Douglas in their compelling and multivalent engagements with her book. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 New Narratives of Haiti; or, How to Empathize with a Zombie Kaiama L. Glover A philosophy of wandering unleashes the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... tell? Glover explains in this beautiful passage: Long-suffering zombies, allegorical wanderers, century-hopping, institutionalized former slaves, and headless young housewives, the Spiralist characters seem to exist without reference, fragmented and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 119–143.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Bawon Samedi is the lwa associated with the dead, sexuality, and children. His domain is the cemetery, the symbolic crossroad between life and death and the arena of the zombie (discussed later). See the glossary of terms in Donald J. Cosentino, ed., Sacred Arts of Haitian...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... practice, Glover takes us in turn through the Spiralists’ “shifty/shifting” characters, their configuration of time and space, and their formal strategies. Her analysis of their century-hopping characterization, and particularly of their exploitation of the zombie figure, is first rate. Identifying...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: From Arawaks to Zombies (2003), Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom (2012), and Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity (2014). She is also founding coeditor of the journal Mobilities and coeditor of Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration (2003...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 53–68.
Published: 01 July 2014
... influences. In a discussion of the figure of the zombie in Caribbean literature, Kerstin Oloff contends that in works such as Wilson Harris's Palace of the Peacock (1960), Frankétienne's Dézafi (1975), and Erna Brodber's Myal (1988), “the gothic mode is often subsumed by, or is employed alongside...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 118–129.
Published: 01 July 2010
... zero. For five years she cleaned, cared for his zombie children, took orders from his wife whom Miss Gloria swears is secretly a man. One day, head tied, brown socks pulled...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... gifted singers, it is possible that the group's particular form of expression benefited from a certain detachment, a “there but not there” almost zombie-like quality, to borrow from Fela and Achille Mbembe, that marked the gap between deep faith and reservation not only lyrically but affectively and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 134–154.
Published: 01 November 2011
... during Petwo ceremonies to invoke other left-handed spirits. But in this case the whip is striking one of several bokors who are holding zombies by their necks.28 (The name “Captain Jean Zombi,” listed among other dramatis personae on Mosaic tablets suspended over the cemetery, is...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 102–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “zombi” (50). But he also contends that this state of zombification contains the possibility of resurrection. Just as the Haitian religion of Vodou resurrects a part of the African heritage in the figure of the “zombi” (or “zonbi”), so too the contemporary Martinican, even in a half-dead/undead state...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 205–213.
Published: 01 September 2004
... be unmasked, that masking can be claimed from power, that masking can reclaim its portent. 221313 Moving History in the Aftermath Harvey Neptune Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, Mimi Sheller. New...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2004
... be unmasked, that masking can be claimed from power, that masking can reclaim its portent. 221313 Moving History in the Aftermath Harvey Neptune Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, Mimi Sheller. New...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 222–227.
Published: 01 September 2004
... be unmasked, that masking can be claimed from power, that masking can reclaim its portent. 221313 Moving History in the Aftermath Harvey Neptune Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, Mimi Sheller. New...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2005) 9 (2): 124–149.
Published: 01 September 2005
... portrayed Haiti as backward and primitive. Th ese works include Robert Tallant’s book Th e Voodoo Queen (1956), Graham Greene’s Th e Comedianss (book published in 1965, fi lm released in 1967), and the celebrated classic Hollywood fi lm I Walked with a Zombie (1943), which generated a...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... was overcome by a transcendental materialism with its own monadic conception of reality—the unity of matter and energy—as energumen.” 54 The energumen is man possessed by evil spirit. So the price paid for machine body is the loss of its spirit or consciousness, a zombie, a lost body. 55 Dread...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 42–52.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., the hero makes himself a zombie amongst zombies in order to free the com- munity. And it is by accepting his victimhood, by acknowledging it, that he denounces it, and thereby attacks the victimization to which he and his people are subject.5 The most striking recent...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that rely on what is imagined, or rely on impossibilities, or rely on things that everyone says do not or cannot possibly exist or be true (such as ghosts and zombies) are trivialized or rejected out of hand, and her writing embodied this awareness in practice. On occasion, she quoted the philosopher...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 142–150.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of whom cultivated a “zombie-like” image to add a frightening authenticity to their destructive characters. The sar- donic nature of this image captures, as Donald J. Cosentino rightly suggests, the “curvilinear shape of Haitian history.”10 Moreover, the painting conveys the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 32–41.
Published: 01 October 2008
... language can bear the material weight of intrusive reality for a returnee who is westernized and forgetful. The only narrative that can be constructed is that of the dreamed sequences which make the world of the loas and zombies intelligible, not in terms of the sacred but the campy and ironic. The...