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Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 1. Still from the video Grace and Mercy 566 by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Image courtesy of the artist. More
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 334–349.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Courtney R. Baker Abstract This essay examines women’s literary mourning as expressed in the trope of lashing in Toni Morrison’s 2008 novel A Mercy . Structural ties, bonds, and lashes grant affective bonds in A Mercy a dangerous and sometimes lethal edge. This essay examines the fraught bonding...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 307–316.
Published: 01 October 2022
... on Contestation. In Toni Morrison’s ([1977] 2004 ) novel Song of Solomon , Pilate and her daughter Reba attend the funeral of Reba’s daughter Hagar. Pilate begins to shout during the service, “Mercy . . . I want Mercy!” And soon after: ‘“Mercy?’ Now she was asking a question, ‘Mercy?’” Morrison continues...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 205.
Published: 01 March 2013
... out and rolled over till he stole all the sheets wrapping up like a silkworm what he come back as? Sorry man I wasn't paying no attention I showered and left his house in a fit of mercy [Meridians:feminismra, ce,transnationalism2013, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 205] © 2013 by Smith College. All rights reserved...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 259–265.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., they tore the boy into two pieces. Even the infidel Russians didn't do this. They used to enter houses and ask "doshman" (enemy) or "dost" (friend). If you said, "dost," then they left. I don't think Talibs are Muslims because they don't have the heart and mercy of a Musalman. Children have developed a song...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 147–148.
Published: 01 March 2013
...DaMaris B. Hill Copyright © 2013 by Smith College 2013 DAMARIS B. HILL Lustsand Gaines Her right hand raised toward Heaven, he asks if she is Mary Hanna Tabbs and makes her promise to tell the whole truth as a court's witness. Her eyes plead mercy from her lap "I can tell you I loved...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
... October 19, 2016). Ward, Jesmyn. 2013 "No Mercy in Motion." GuernicaA: MagazineofArtand Politics September 3, 2013. httpswww.guernicamag.com/features/no-mercy-in -motion/ (accessed October 19, 2016). Wise, Tim. 2012. "Trayvon Martin, White Denial, and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America." Tim...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... likely to join through the forced rather than the voluntary end of the spectrum (Mercy Corps 2016 ). Women’s participation is conditioned by roles played by the men in their lives and shaped by societal and cultural expectations that they should be dependent on men for their livelihoods. Once...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... 4. ricardo on the radio said in his accent thick as yuca, “i will feel so much better when the first bombs drop over there. and my friends feel the same way.” i am looking for peace. i am looking for mercy. i am looking for evidence of compassion. any evidence of life. i am looking for life...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 March 2002
... looking for peace. i am looking for mercy. i am looking for evidence of compassion. any evidence oflife. i am looking for life. 4. ricardo on the radio said in his accent thick as yuca, "i will feel so much better when the first bombs drop over there. and my friends feel the same way." on my block...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 49–63.
Published: 01 March 2008
... dress crushed with hail that pounded down - a comfort after the shame of so much wet. I shut my eyes, slid down, down, into the merciful trunk of the tree. X That April of my life when everything slowed down for me I saw clouds drift through the mirror in the rosewood room. Grandmother's eyes...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Figure 1. Still from the video Grace and Mercy 566 by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Image courtesy of the artist. ...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 149–157.
Published: 01 September 2011
... we sent a letter but we have received nothing. World Vision too. Only Mercy Corps came by to offer people a little water. Yousee the reservoir? It's empty. Water never comes out any more.-Aline Deveine, OFEDA Unfortunately, these cases are far from unique; at its best almost 40 percent of the camps...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... In the seventh section of "brothers," Lucifer suggests that after all that has happened (in and to the world) in the relationship between himself and God, there is still a universe of"mercy and grace" in which the forces ofindependence, temptation, and sensual pleasure must ultimately find a place in the being...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ash He was the last For a while The summer wore on without mercy Heat collected on the porches of small empty houses    ceilings painted a hopeful blue like the sky Cat Saw brier climbing across broken fences Fields filling with bitter sneezeweed Blacks said, “Let the boll...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
... (313).YetStill implies that her friendless, spouseless status can be compensated in the North, where, by seeking "a new home among strangers" (313),she may become part of the black community and antislavery network. In recording the journeys of single women, Still presents them as at the mercy...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of subjugation, and, indirectly of outright murder. Rich white women somehow manage to obtain these operations with little or no difficulty. It is the poor black and Puerto Rican woman who is at the mercy of the local butcher. Statistics show us that the non-white death rate at the hands of the unqualified...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... their heads. One woman studies a copy of a book called, A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare. “Lawd ha’ mercy,” someone exclaims, passing a photo of a Greenville firefighter-slash-stripper around the table. When the snapshot makes it into to my hands I understand why. “Mandingo,” as he calls himself...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
... brought plastic containers from home filled with beef, sweet potatoes, chicken. No one here eats catfish; they know too much about it. Some play cards, or rest their heads. One woman studies a copy of a book called, AWoman'sGuideto SpiritualWaifare. "Lawd ha' mercy," someone exclaims, passing a photo...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... .” The Crisis 73 , no. 6 : 309 – 14 . Hall James C. 2001 . Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Henderson Stephen . 1973 . Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and Black Music as Poetic References . New...
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