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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Jennifer Thorington Springer Abstract “Reconfigurations of Caribbean History: Michelle Cliff's Rebel Women” examines Cliff's re-visioning of Caribbean history in an effort to elucidate Caribbean women's active role in building Caribbean nations. In Abeng , Cliff reinvents what Honor Ford Smith...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Odessa D. Despot Abstract This study contributes to the literature on Asian Indian women who have emigrated from Trinidad and Guyana (Indo-Caribbeans) and who are now residing in the US. Using a qualitative design comprised of four ninety-minute interviews, I explored the experiences of immigration...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sam Vásquez Abstract Paule Marshall’s short story “To Da-duh” offers a pioneering theorization of transnationalism for black Caribbean women, particularly Barbadian women. Examining black female characters’ navigation of archetypcal environments in symbolically loaded vehicles and interrogating the...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 57–92.
Published: 01 March 2003
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jennifer Thorington Springer Abstract “‘Roll It Gal’: Alison Hinds, Female Empowerment, and Calypso” examines the ways in which Caribbean women's bodies, namely those of black women, have been overly sexualized in calypsos. More importantly, this article examines how Hinds (re)claims calypso and...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... critically and commercially successful female Caribbean writer). For example, the common approach to examining Morrison's groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye (1970) is to foreground its national significance, or, less frequently, to apply its discourses quite generally and loosely to other cultural contexts...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Carol Bailey Abstract Jamaica Kincaid's compact and succinct story “Girl,” the lead story in the collection At the Bottom of the River (1983), has been lauded as one of the premier works in Kincaid's corpus, particularly her discourse on the making of “woman” in postcolonial Caribbean contexts. The...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 78–102.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., titling her first solo album Soca Queen and her second Caribbean Queen . I argue that Hinds uses the Queen trope as a diasporic resource, allowing her to negotiate diverse standards of respectability, femininity, and sensuality while offering herself as a representation of Barbados, the wider Caribbean...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Wiebke Beushausen Abstract This article offers a literary and cultural studies approach to sexual citizenship and belonging through a reading of the coming-of-age genre. Coming-of-age narratives, a primary mode of a womanist Caribbean diaspora poetics, offer fruitful ground for an analysis of the...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Abstract Migration is a fundamental constitutive element of Caribbean life, culture, and identity, made so by colonialism, local and regional economic insecurity, and educational opportunities abroad. A plethora of scholars, filmmakers, poets, and novelists have indexed the...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-telling from all over the world. This transnational network of resistance extends in Cliffs novel from the Caribbean to the Pacific to Sephardic passageways; her character bears witness to events from the Spanish Inquisition to the Civil Rights era in the U.S., a temporal span that Cliff achieves through...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... journals; and the creative archive of postcolonial writers, or what I am calling the neo-archive. Brand's memoir participates in an entire genre of postcolonial and in particular Caribbean literature that addresses the colonial archive. She thus provides a singular overview of the neo-archive by bringing...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
... movement in Latin America and the Caribbean is going through difficult times, this article considers the role of radical decolonial politics in the creation of a particular strain of thinking that would allow the movement to understand the specific configuration of these systems of domination, to overcome...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reconstruction projects, symbolized by two major British government reports published in the 1940s. These are the Moyne Report (GBCO 1945), which shaped the transition of Britain's Caribbean territories from colonial to independent nations, and the Beveridge Report (Beveridge 1942), which shaped the modern...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lauren J. Gantz Abstract This article argues that in her novel, At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999), Dionne Brand uses archives/archiving as a trope by which to trace slavery's aftereffects on the Caribbean and its diasporas. African diasporic authors and critics have long emphasized the...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... which various audiences—African American, white American, white Latin American, and Afro-Caribbean—translated her performances of blackness. Cosme’s success stemmed from her ability to construct a nuanced representation of blackness within both Cuban and Afro-diasporic perspective. Copyright © 2017...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Daphne Lamothe Abstract In The Fisher King , Paule Marshall depicts urban spatial and social relations that resonate with the psychic and social ruptures of the African Diaspora. The novel’s central characters comprise a blended family with Southern African American and Caribbean roots. They reckon...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chinyere Okafor Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques, this paper also explores the tales told to understand how queer people in the Caribbean create a home of recognition and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Laura Briggs Abstract Debt and imperialism have long been crucial questions for transnational feminism. This article attends particularly to recent and historical traditions of resistance in Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean. It argues that part of the intellectual and political struggle has been...