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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Fortuna’s experiences while coming of age in the Dominican Republic in the late twentieth century. While much of Dominican society’s African cultural history has been actively obscured by the ruling class, Fortuna has long celebrated Afro-Dominican culture through her life’s work and her identity has shaped...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Nancy Kang Abstract Ciguapas are mythical creatures, typically represented as naked, comely females with uniquely backward feet. Such anatomy renders their path virtually untraceable. Legends suggest they inhabit remote mountains and forests in the Dominican Republic, preying on men. This essay...
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Published: 01 April 2022
Figure 2. Fortuna was awarded a Medal of Excellence in the Arts from the President of the Dominican Republic and the Ministerio de la Mujer . More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the speculative with negative aesthetics to point toward a future that is hopeful while being attentive to the trauma of the past and present. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Dominican Republic Rita Indiana pessimism futurism queer The video for Rita Indiana y Los Misterios’ “La hora de volvé...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Republic, which has repeatedly negated a strong and important African heritage. Alvarez's national history includes the 1937 massacre of tens of thousands of ethnic Haitians on the Dominican border. This tragedy, retold by the Trujillo machine of state terror, erased the lives of many individuals and gave...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 September 2004
... visits to the Dominican Republic is that I always stay in homes. I've never stayed in a hotel in the Dominican Republic, except once, a one-night thing. I've stayed in my grandmother's home in elcampo8, which is an entirely different experience than staying in the town, than in Puerto Plata, which...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in that moment I start asking questions: What does it mean to be a Woman? What does it mean to be a woman in the Dominican Republic today? What does it mean to be Haitian-descended or a Haitian migrant in the current Dominican context? To be a woman, as I learned it, is to be reasonable, to be persistent...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and facial features, conversely, are less pliant or not as easily altered. That Dominicans have equated whiteness both with lo indio , an ethno-racial identity based on identification with the decimated Taino natives of the island that now houses the Dominican Republic and “ lo Hispano ” or Hispanicity...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 September 2000
... natives of the island that now houses the Dominican Republic and "lo Hispano"or hispanicity, reflects the multiple semiotic systems of race they have historically negotiated. La/aindia/ois invoked to erase the African past and Afro- HAIR RACE-ING 129 diasporic present of Dominicans (Howard 1997...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Counterpointssection entitled "Voices from Hispaniola" which commemorates a historic gathering of women writers from Haiti and the Dominican Republic in October 2003 under the auspices of Smith College in order to celebrate Haiti's 200th AnniversaryofIndependencine 2004 in a unique form, one which would respond...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 271–273.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... LOIDA MARITZA PEREZ was born in the Dominican Republic in 1963. She lives in New York City. Her most recent novel, GeographiesofHome(1999), was nominated for a Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award. 272 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS NELLY ROSARIO was born in the Dominican Republic and raised...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., in “La Reina de Fusión: Xiomara Fortuna Coming of Age in the Dominican Republic,” Rachel Afi Quinn helpfully contextualizes Fortuna’s Testimonio about the evolution of her leftist Black feminist race consciousness; her experiences of Blackness and anti-Blackness in the Dominican Republic and abroad...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2019
... axioms. For example, by 1990 the anthropologist Eugenia Georges argued that Dominicans in the Dominican Republic and the United States should be studied together, as part of a unified social field that transcended national boundaries (Georges 1990 ). From there it was but a short step to the argument...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., Latina, and Latin American feminists. Two decades later, when I began to research women’s history in the Dominican Republic, I finally realized that rather than being exceptional as I had imagined during my childhood, my mother’s feminism and faith in education and perseverance as the principle...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” by Altagracia Jean Joseph, “ El mejor regalo es ser mujer y sobre todo mujer negra .” Joseph is a prominent feminist and human rights activist in the Dominican Republic, where several hundred thousand Dominicans of Haitian descent have been informally and formally deported and denationalized through a series...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 98–105.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., no sense ofleadership. It was not until Thursday that we finally heard his voice on the radio, thanks only to a press conference held on the occasion of the visit of the President of the Dominican Republic. 2 The Martyrdom of My Brother The horror of concrete: it took hours and hours to clean the wound...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2001
... million per year, the predominant focus has been on the trade of young women that takes place from Nepal to India, from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia, from the Philippines to Italy, Thailand to the Netherlands, or from the Dominican Republic to Spain for work in sex industries and domestic...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and taught in the United States and Canada, as well as in our motherlands, Kenya and the Dominican Republic; and we shared the experience of transnationalism, internationalist multiple consciousness, and multilingual multicultural worlds. Ultimately, Wambui chose to return to Nairobi and like her mother...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-intellectuals who are among the foundational thinkers of contemporary Black feminist thought in Latin America-Ana Irma Rivera Lassen from Puerto Rico and Ochy Curiel, from the Dominican Republic, now based in Colombiaoffer keen insights into some of the major issues and challenges shaping Afro-Latin American...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 348–359.
Published: 01 October 2020
... representatives from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the United States to speak on their behalf. That radical 1928 amalgamation of women in Havana understood the power of international treaties: reform that happened at a global level set a precedent that could not be ignored as it would supersede...
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