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Meridians (1 September 2005) 6 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Meridians (1 March 2004) 4 (2): 113–119.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abena P. A. Busia Abstract This essay is a reflection of the monumental Women Writing Africa project by one of the project’s three editors. Over the course of two decades, the project published four volumes documenting the history of literary expression by African women throughout the continent...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Carole Boyce Davies Abstract African women's rights, in its early expressions, was linked to the critique of particular economic/class systems which disempowered the majority of women in contemporary Africa. However, the discourse was subsequently dominated by a move towards feminist politics as...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué Abstract Utilizing interdisciplinary and multimethodological approaches, this essay explores women’s roles in buttressing the political cohesion of secessionist movements in postcolonial Africa. It argues that African women have supported the actions of male...
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Selina Makana Abstract The assertion that the mid-twentieth century Black freedom struggles across the African diaspora was a masculine era is one that continues to strike a chord with many African women whose voices have remained absent from the rhetoric on national liberation struggles across the...
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Meridians (1 September 2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Julie Iromuanya Abstract The politically voiceless, economically visible, and racially indeterminate middleman minority status as noted by sociologists Edna Bonacich and Pyong Gap Min hardly comes to mind when scholars envision women of Africa and the African Diaspora. Still, when considering the...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the African woman “other”? What are the promises, if any, of African feminist ethnography documenting the histories of women on the continent? This essay argues that African feminist ethnography is a productive methodology that helps to highlight knowledge production about women’s lives in their...
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Meridians (1 September 2005) 6 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Meridians (1 June 2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Brazil's tremendous successes with respect to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, this article offers a framework for understanding the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African-descendant women in the country. The analysis focuses on the gender and racial dynamics of HIV/AIDS and seeks to center Afro...
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Meridians (1 March 2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Joyce C. Follet Abstract This essay offers a historical overview of African American women’s efforts to gain access to contraception, from the early stirrings of the campaign to legalize birth control in the 1910s to the eve of mass movements for racial equality and women’s rights in the 1960s. The...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Jamaican writer Sylvia Wynter ( 1994 ), Sharpe ( 2016 , 13) implores us to resist our participation in the reproduction of our “narratively condemned status” and instead “become undisciplined.” In a similar argument, Danai Mupotsa ( 2010 , 3) asks, “When will African women get to study interiorities...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Msia Kibona Clark Abstract Women hip hop artists in Africa have created spaces for themselves within hip hop’s (hyper)masculine culture. They have created these spaces in order to craft their own narratives around gender and sexuality and to challenge existing narratives. This research uses African...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... society. Dove-Danquah’s interrogation of value systems can also be seen in the works in which she engages Europeans’ portrayal of Africans, particularly African women. Examples of her reactions to racist European views about African people can be seen in her play, A Woman in Jade, and her short...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... encounter, 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...
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Meridians (1 September 2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Naurice Frank Woods, Jr. Abstract Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1843–after 1909) was America's first professional sculptor of African and Native American descent. She staked a claim at the highest level of neoclassical art. This usually meant competing against men who vehemently opposed women competing...
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Meridians (1 June 2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... experiences 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 (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombé Abstract The Superwoman Schema conceptual framework was developed to support the comprehensive assessment and understanding of stress and biopsychosocial factors that influence African America women’s health and health disparities. The present essay presents the factors...