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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., established AWAKE! Women of Africa . All members identified as feminists and were part of the larger movement of South African sex workers called Sisonke (meaning “We are together” in isiZulu). These women were particularly concerned with sexual and gender-based violence. As a group, they regularly took part...
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Meridians (1 November 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. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 African feminism Moroccan feminism women and...
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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 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 September 2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Leilani Rania Ganser Abstract Based on a critical essay by Binyavanga Wainaina on the treatment of Africa and Africans in popular works, this essay is an exploration of the similar struggles Hawai'i and Hawaiians face. It provides a satirical examination of the whitewashing and ignorance of...
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Meridians (1 September 2001) 2 (1): 130–152.
Published: 01 September 2001
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Meridians (1 March 2006) 6 (2): 78–92.
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Meridians (1 September 2002) 3 (1): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 66–90.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Linda Diane Horwitz; Catherine R. Squires Abstract Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, currently a member of the African National Congress's National Executive Committee, is most widely known as the former wife of Nelson Mandela. While she continues to be a popular politician in South Africa, she has...
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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 November 2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Selina Makana Abstract This essay reflects upon both the predicaments and the promises of feminist ethnography in contemporary Africa from the position of an African feminist researcher. Two key questions guide the analysis: What are productive ways to respond to feminist critiques of representing...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Neo Sinoxolo Musangi Abstract Recent activist and academic work regarding same-gender marriage and relationships has brought to the fore supposed precolonial archives that seem to suggest that something we might call homophobia is as colonial in Africa as is the notion of the nation-state. While...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
... embodies Yemen’s heritage, which includes the historical influence of the Horn of Africa and its relationship with the West. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 love tradition national class race gender Yemen Horn of Africa cinema Bader Hirsi (1968–) is a Yemeni British filmmaker and...
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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 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 March 2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that made it possible in the first place to mark out a place for a Sara Baartman (the so-called Hottentot Venus) in nascent capitalist relations and forces of production and in the early colonization of southern Africa. In their nonreferential literary representations of twentieth-century neoliberalism...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a research conference at Howard University organized by the Association of Black Women Historians (Terborg-Penn 1996 , xix). This lecture provided the analytical scaffolding that would frame intellectual discussions about feminism in Africa for years to come. In the essay that grew out of this...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Americans arriving to assist with the newly independent Ghana in the 1960s to contemporary heritage travel to forts where slaves were kept before the Middle Passage. In contrast to stories like Alex Haley’s in Roots, in which he returns to Africa and finds kin with a distinguished lineage, Hartman ( 2007...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... surname] but to acknowledge [her] contribution to black thought and to briefly point to the place of friendship in intellectual work coming from parts of Africa—intellectual work that has beautifully morphed into a network of friendships and affirmation in a world in which Africans are to be studied while...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and beyond, and to publish in a variety of newspapers and magazines in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. She was the most prolific West African female writer of fiction in her time. In 1954 Mabel Dove was elected into Ghana’s National Assembly, the first woman in Africa to attain this position. It...