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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the African continent, were the original feminists. In her now classic anthology, The Black Woman Cross-Culturally , Steady argued that “true feminism” stemmed from “an actual experience of oppression, a lack of the socially prescribed means of ensuring one’s wellbeing, and a true lack of access to resources...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... feminism as a broad lens through which to examine how these women artists present challenges to patriarchy, gender norms, and the politics of respectability that may or may not align with African feminist ideologies. In addition to resistance, this research examines how these artists use their art...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... it. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Women Writing Africa archive canon memory knowledge African feminism Let me begin with my many beginnings. For the three codirectors and series editors of the four volumes of Women Writing Africa , the primary motivation for our two-decade project was our...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fatima Sadiqi; Aziza Ouguir Abstract Aziza Ouguir talks with Professor Fatima Sadiqi, one of Africa’s most prolific and well-respected feminist scholars, about African feminisms north and south of the Sahara. FS : We do have a few Moroccan women who embarked on ijtihād , like Farida Bennani...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to formulate their own manifesto and ultimately adopt the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists, which was first published in 2007 simultaneously in English and French. This paper reviews both statements and acknowledges their critical contributions to the evolution of Transnational Feminisms...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the struggle for gender and sexual liberation, thus strengthening solidarity across social justice movements. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 sex work African feminisms activism solidarity At the age of seventeen, Jolly was asked to marry a man who had raped her. When she refused, her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of feminism within the African context. Initially I entered this new journey through a critique of liberal declarations and practices of citizenship, which keep the majority of women outside the ambit of laws and protections that are supposed to be universal entitlements in all African constitutions...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to Nairobi and like her mother devote herself to the uncompromising pursuit of justice, artistic creation, and scholarship. Thus I admit that when Alicia and Gabeba approached Meridians about guest-editing a special issue on African feminisms, the possibility of obliquely honoring both Dr. Mwangis...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in 1972, between a young Muslim girl in socialist Bulgaria and African American feminist Angela Davis. This encounter is linked to postsocialist Romani feminisms explicitly rooted in African American women's epistemologies of intersectionality to confront racism and anti-Gypsyism in the European Union...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of Black women, as they run counter to the established order and are nourished by a Black African cosmovision or point of view, constitutive of Afro-Brazilian civilizational values. The latter elements form the basis for their thought, supplying thematic content and an epistemological perspective...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... this archival work might be important in creating space for African queers, it fails to engage fully with what it might mean to be both African and queer, in the here and now . So what, if there were no ancestral queers ? What do these archives concretize and block out of queer possibilities? While thinking...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Alexis Pauline Gumbs Abstract On June 2, 2013, Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind and Mobile Homecoming organized a celebration of the 150 th anniversary of the Combahee River uprising, an epic event organized by Harriet Tubman in which nearly 800 enslaved Africans achieved their freedom...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... a heterosexual nuclear family model that is informed by feminist ideology and takes shape in a twenty-first-century material reality transformed by feminism. Second to this, and in the context of her relationship with her famous African American mother, Walker characterizes the biological (black feminist) mother...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... on African feminist researchers because we are not always seen as legitimate scholars. In her interview with Elaine Salo, Amina Mama states, “We have always been part of the early conceptualizations of so-called ‘Western feminism,’ even if not properly acknowledged as such. More importantly African women...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... for women’s experiences worldwide and include geographies that were Pacific, African, Latin American, and Caribbean? What was the potential of transnational feminism to shed light on ongoing settler colonialism in North America?—stretched the boundaries of transnational feminism. Our conversations grew as new...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . New York : Penguin Books . Schocker Jessica B. 2013 . “ Representing African American Women in U.S. History Textbooks .” The Social Studies , 104 , no. 1 . Walker Alice . 1983 . “ Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale and A Partisan View .” In In Search of Our Mothers...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 310–339.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the feminized environment of women’s studies in the West (“all/almost all female”). She notes how complementarity as an indigenous concept informs everyday practice for African women as a “willingness and readiness to negotiate with and around men even in difficult circumstances” (Nnaemaka 2003 , 79–80...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to the intimate relationship between affect studies and African American studies. My article continues the labor she begins: locating affect theory within Black feminist studies. Finally, and most important, my paper reveals that Black feminism has long engaged in political work that transcends...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Christian Cooper was “an African American man threatening [her] life” because his request that she leash her dog in accordance with Central Park rules enraged her. That this occurred on the same weekend that George Floyd was murdered illustrates the continuum of harm caused by the conjoined logics of anti...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 261–277.
Published: 01 October 2019
... for French, British, and American firms, and of devastation for the people of Madagascar. “In 1944,” she illustrated with stark simplicity, “there were 25,000 more deaths than births” (Ramelson Notes). Célestine Ouezzin Coulibaly was one of the founders and the secretary of the African Democratic Assembly...