Recent launch: "Welcome to the pilot site of the Library of Glissant Studies (LoGS). "This collaborative open access project aims to collect and make works by and on Martinican author Édouard Glissant (1928-2011) accessible to the public. "If you wish to contribute by sending additional bibliographical/archival notice, feedback, or if you have any suggested corrections, … Continue reading DIGITAL: Library of Glissant Studies
A project by Alex Gil charting work on Aimé Césaire: ,"The following enumerative bibliography of critical commentary and scholarship on Aimé Césaire builds on and refines the Aimé Césaire Zotero Group collective bibliography. This bibliography is the largest of its kind in existence today. If you would like to contribute, please join the group and … Continue reading DIGITAL: Aimé Césaire and the Broken Record
Finally! Julius Scott, A Common Wind: Afro-American Organization in the Revolution Against Slavery (Verso, 2018). via Verso: "Out of the grey expanse of official records in Spanish, English and French, The Common Wind provides a gripping and colourful account of inter-continental communication networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the new world. … Continue reading BOOK: Scott on the Common Wind of Black Radicalism During Slavery
Christopher L. Miller, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade (Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2008). "The French slave trade forced more than one million Africans across the Atlantic to the islands of the Caribbean. It enabled France to establish Saint-Domingue, the single richest colony on earth, and it connected France, … Continue reading BOOK: Miller on The French Atlantic Triangle
Graham T. Nessler, An Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016). "Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution as both an islandwide and a circum-Caribbean phenomenon, Graham Nessler examines the intertwined histories of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that became Haiti, and Santo Domingo, the Spanish … Continue reading BOOK: Nessler on Haitian Revolution and Santo Domingo
Bernard Mauvois, Les marrons de la mer: évasions d’esclaves de la Martinique vers les îles de la Caraïbe (1833-1848) (Karthala, 2017). "La mer entourant les colonies insulaires de la Caraïbe n’a jamais été une barrière et encore moins un obstacle insurmontable, mais au contraire une véritable voie vers les autres colonies. En 1833, alors que … Continue reading BOOK: Mauvois on Fugitive Slaves of Martinique
J. Michael Dash interviewed (in 2012) by the Public Archive on Haiti, Caribbean literature, and Édouard Glissant: "I remember reading recently that prophets are often defined by what they are not. I am not saying that Edouard Glissant was a prophet but he does represent an intellectual watershed in the Caribbean intellectual landscape. For the … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Dash Interview “DETOURS AND DISTANCE” (From 2012)
Kelly Baker Josephs introduces the forum: "In her introduction to Zea Mexican Diary, Sandra Pouchet Paquet writes, “Kamau Brathwaite is foremost among modern Caribbean writers in versatility and scale of influence.” It is the question of the scale of Brathwaite’s influence that this issue of sx salon aims to capture in “The Brathwaite Effect,” a … Continue reading ARTICLES: SX Salon 27 on “The Brathwaite Effect”| Small Axe Project
Appendix: Table of Diaspora. Édouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays (University of Virginia Press, 1989). Translated by J. Michael Dash.
In a video for the Grio, Natasha Lightfoot discusses slave rebellions and resistance: "What about our ancestors who didn't 'jump from ships'? Did they ever fight back against the cruelty of slavery? "Closing Black History Month, Dr. Natasha Lightfoot tells the story of Black slave rebellions..."